Too bad the Lions handed Hamilton the game last week. Tonight's win would have been 4 in a row! But the win is good regardless.
Not sure what's going on with Printers. Two fumbles late in the game last week and three fumbles tonight. Is it any wonder Wally took him out? Three fumbles by your QB and there's got to be a problem. So who do you start next week? It's not like Lulay is without his own problems but there's got to be some reason why Printers keeps coughing up the ball like that. Nerves? Poor concentration? Self-doubt? A combination of all three?
I've no idea what happened to Calgary tonight. Rambo, Reynolds and the red hot Burris were just not there. Sometimes this happens with great teams that are on a roll. Interestingly, this makes two losses in a row for Calgary. One wonders if there's a pattern evolving. Calgary's game was simply off. It is no different than a pro golfer or pro tennis player. Some days you can do no wrong. On other days everything falls apart no matter what you do.
Nevertheless, there were lots of good things with the Lions tonight. Pastasteve noted some of them on the other thread. You gotta love Davis. This guy is a keeper for sure. Just when you think he's going to be dropped he engineers a run of mammoth proportions! Robertson too was playing like he was possessed. The most pleasant surprise in my books is seeing how McCallum has raised the level of his game. With Sean White chomping at the bit to take over the position I guess McCallum figured the position is not a given.
The D played like they had the receivers covered with blankets. There were times when Burris had so much time to pass he could have autographed the ball, his jersey, both of his shoes, and waved to the fans but still no one was open to pass to.
It's not often you see Burris get sacked for a 26 yard loss or see him running with the ball only to fumble it after a huge gain.
The Lions deserve full credit for the win and it may well be that the monkey is off their back and they're beginning to play at the level they're capable of playing. Tonight was a pleasant surprise. It was especially sweet given that it happened in Calgary.
I do hope the RoughRiders text a big thank you to Wally and the boys!