The Calgary OL placed 3 on the All-Star team, - end of story. One guy protecting the LS does not an OL make.
I've already provided facts, not opinions, that Lawler had his most productive year with Cornelius, not Collaros. Sorry, jon, if that hurts your sensibilities. I would consider the Elk receivers, for one, absolutely on par with the Bombers. I'm not alone. Read Feb 16 CFL article "An impactful FA signing For Every Team." See below
"Zach Collaros has seen what Kenny Lawler is capable of and now they get to do it together with a more mature Nic Demski, an emerging, and a more confident shot caller in Buck Pierce. That’s scary stuff in the West, which should RIVAL EDMONTON AS THE BEST ON PAPER, receiving group."
Lots of people out there don't necessarily agree with you. In an interview with stats guru, Marshall Ferguson, on TSN Feb 15 he had this to say when asked if things evened out with Lewis replacing Lawler on the Elks. The answer - no, Lewis was an upgrade. He went on to say he thought highly of Lawler but he was a deep ball & screen guy. Lewis route tree was much more sophisticated - deep ball, tunnel routes, corner routes & so on. I'm paraphrasing of course.
Bottom line on the top receivers, I like them both, as does Ferguson. But you're talking about an MOP, league All-Star, CFLPA All-Star, #2 on FA list vs Lawler who reaped a Western pick & ranked lower. End of, Jon.
Schoen, Mitchell equal production. So are Demski & Dunbar if you want to do the research. Other teams have good receivers as well. BC still has 3 of the top 10 in the CFL last year.
"Robbie Smith did nothing to block Liegghio's shank other than being in the right place at the right time", so right back at you. I don't understand what you're saying - the whole point IS to put yourself in the right place at the right time, isn't it? And if he got his hand up to block it then the blocker was unsuccessful in, well, keeping him to get his hand up to block it. So???????????
I'm not getting into the injury thing again. There were reports on man games lost posted last year & Bombers were middle of the pack.
Bottom line - if you meet an "unworthy Opponent", as you saw the Argos, in the GC - don't whine about it. Say thank you very much & beat the heck out of them. Hey - it's a 3peat on the line. They lost fair & square. When you can't hold a 2 score lead in the final frame & 3 drives end in 2 INT's & a punt, you blew it. Everything else is just an excuse.