Watched the game against Toronto this evening. My heart can't take much more of this but you gotta love the CFL!
I was really happy for Jarious Jackson. He threw no inteceptions and did not fumble the ball once not to mention he threw 3 touchdown passes in the 2nd half. This guy is really something else. Gets replaced by Travis Lulay because according to Wally "he wasn't doing anything". Then Jarious comes back into the games as if possessed by a demon after Travis Lulay gets injured. It is as if Jarious was saying, " Hey, so you think I can't get the job done?"
Too bad for Buck Pierce. I hope he recovers soon. I am concerned about his resilience. He is a good player and intelligent but injury prone. He plays his best and is not afraid to sacrifice his body for the good of the team but it is nerve wracking when one never knows whether he will be getting up off the ground for the next series of plays.
It was good to see Travis Lulay get some game experience. I hope he sees more.
It must be sinking into Grice-Mullen's head not to cough up the ball on returns but I would like him to spend less time running backwards and losing valuable yardage. He fights like a pit-bull for the yardage but the game film will show him that dropping to the ground is better than being dropped for a loss.
After seeing the Lions fall behind early in the game and Toronto's Lucas catching balls like Hamilton's Cobb ran against the Lions a few weeks ago I thought, "Oh, no. Here we go again. Another ho-hum game." Congrats to the Lions defence for holding Toronto when they had to. 7 for 7 field goals is great and it accounted for 21 of Toronto's 28 points but it could have been 49 points instead of 21 had Toronto converted those field goals in to majors.
Congrats to the Lions offensive line for protecting Jackson so that he could get his passes off.
Admittedly, Toronto is not all that strong a team in the CFL. They were playing with their second string QB but they were determined to make a statement after being shut out against Montreal last week. They almost did. But in the end B.C. made the bigger statement. They showed that they were not going to lie down and die. Wally can sleep a little easier...at least until the Lions meet Winnipeg next week.