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Title: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 15, 2019, 09:01:00 AM
A new era begins when the Lions open their 2019 season tonight under the leadership of Davone Claybrooks and a new coaching staff. Gone are Wally Buono and fan favourites Travis Lulay, Jonathan Jennings, Manny Arceneaux, Solomon Elimimian and others. Ed Hervey has been busy in off season signing free agents such as Mike Reilly, Sukh Chung, Duron Carter. With all the new faces in the lineup it's going to take a few games for the Lions to jell into a cohesive unit.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 15, 2019, 11:48:17 AM
So true FA when ya state this is a whole dif. team but thank The Lord they still have Burnham. This guy has such great hands. In a crowd 9/10 times he still gets the ball.
Reilly has great timing on his throws as when the receiver makes his break or moves the ball is there.
Butterflies of excitement for tonight.
Win big & the cheers ...lose big "boo birds"  >:( :(
Bring in those 5 yr old brown paper bags from the Leafs should Lions be a flop.
Can't imagine that happening though.
Lions 1st place "boys" ...Go Lions Go.
& please do not get injured like the Golden State key players Durant / Thompson.
We do not need a repeat of Lulay knee/shoulder...
Wondering if Jennings got picked up?
D Carter should be a great addition.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 15, 2019, 12:13:33 PM
Jennings signed with Ottawa. He's the backup
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 15, 2019, 10:05:23 PM
Not a good way to start the season tonight but I think we have a great QB, we need time for the team to jell with a lot of new players on the roster.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 15, 2019, 11:18:11 PM
Not a good way to start the season tonight but I think we have a great QB, we need time for the team to jell with a lot of new players on the roster.

Concur, it will take time for the time to jell but there are some very encouraging signs
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 16, 2019, 12:14:26 AM
Agree with you guys pts.
Lions had lots of passing yds & could of been more as some balls trapped or dropped. Burnham did make good catches but could not make catches on a few he normally would of had.
Bombers & Stamps throw down field but they also throw it to a RB coming out after receivers run down field. They also get yds on the run.
Lions were just throw throw throw...so the defence has an easy time of it knowing what's coming up.
Bombers on the other hand had the Lion defence guessing " what next? "
Pass short / long ,swing pass to Harris, hand off the Harris on a draw... Running play....
Lions gotta mix it up a bit on offence...
Once Lions had guys bumping into each other running across the field.
Another play both teams had too many men.
A few things to iron out but think they will become a well oiled football machine. At least I hope so.
Lions in Edmonton next Friday. Oh does the Esks want to show Reilly they are still a winning team without him?
They got a W in their 1st game.
Stamps lose a close one in the end OUCH !!!   
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 16, 2019, 12:35:54 AM
Lions need to improve their pass rush and stop the run. They need to establish the run. Castillo's punting needs to drastically improve.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 19, 2019, 01:57:48 PM
Lions need to improve their pass rush and stop the run. They need to establish the run. Castillo's punting needs to drastically improve.
Gee thought the 2018 Lions had those problems too.
And it's 2019 & same problems ...imagine that.
Maybe Lions D has to stick to zone D on 90% of the plays.

There was only 18,000 plus...in attendance for the home opener.
Media was negative on this...well sporting fans have been watching so much NBA & NHL playoff finals the same week plus the game is live locally on TSN.
Honestly if I were a season ticket holder or went to buy tickets for the game, I'd want there be a black out on tv for 80 miles at least. People willing to spend $$$ should get exclusive viewing. Win or lose.
Those at home watching the Lions lose are thinking "Glad I did not go to this game...what a downer"
Saved my bucks & sad times driving home.
The freebies like me who watch the game on the boob tube will never pay out the $$$ to travel there & back...parking gas time snacks...pi on that.
In the least have a black out on the local tv on the live game but replay later at 12 midnight.
FA & who ever on FWR who go to the game should see the game & freebies like me should only hear the game on radio.
EDIT IN: black out will increase the attendance.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 19, 2019, 02:45:44 PM
I agree with blackouts. Time to bring it back.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 19, 2019, 08:03:59 PM
I agree with blackouts. Time to bring it back.
Should this idea gain popularity like a spark started a large forrest fire ...& blackouts happen again the freebie watchers are going to want to hang me from the tallest tree.
 ;D
Let's go all the way....black out across Canada on Grey Cup game. Only those in the stadium see the championship.
"No no please let me go....help...."
Tell ya one thing I'll be watching the Lions vs Esks on Friday on the boob tube. Alberta game location.
Go BC Lions Go ! Go BC Lions Go !
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 21, 2019, 09:17:32 PM
BC Lions visit Edmonton tsn Friday night game.
Lions looked great in the 1st .....
Esk looked good in the 2nd ...
Half time...
3rd Esk looked great..
4th Esk looked great.
Our O line allowed 7 sacks.
Mind you Reilly should roll out of the pocket to escape the pressure when they send the house.
Plus draw plays...swing pass.
Esk send the house & Reilly again sits in the pocket & has his receivers run long plays ...time to develop.
Lots of feeling in this one. Lots of former team mates.
Crazy as it was there was lots of time in the 4th for a come back. 2 possession to tie it up.
39-23 ....if Lions get a TD & go for 2 pt it's 39-31. Make the stop & get ball back & get another TD & 2 pts conversion = tie game.
Lions gotta get it together quick.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 21, 2019, 09:27:09 PM
No protection from the offensive line for #13, lucky he did not get injured. Lots of work on this before the next game.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 21, 2019, 09:44:16 PM
What protection ? It was pathetic. Going to get worse next week. They play Calgary.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 21, 2019, 09:57:44 PM
What protection ? It was pathetic. Going to get worse next week. They play Calgary.
You better get another meeting with the new coach like you did to help Wally out a few years ago.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 21, 2019, 10:30:38 PM
You better get another meeting with the new coach like you did to help Wally out a few years ago.

Might not be a bad idea Chris.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 21, 2019, 11:38:35 PM
No protection from the offensive line for #13, lucky he did not get injured. Lots of work on this before the next game.
Reminds me of the SK Riders 1978 think it was ...Ronny Lancaster QB last yr in the league.
He was nailed & took beatings like how Reilly took tonight.
He 's drop back & stop & tackled. No time to barely look downfield.
& the O line of this yr's Lions are suppose to be top guys.
One O line guy is making is it 250 or 300 thousand per season. Yes for a O lineman.
But better to start bad & get better as time goes on.....
Some teams start good & fade into a slump.
All in the plan. ( those Lions are smart. ) Zjust look at the St Louis Blues...last place in Jan. & Stanley Cup Champs in June. Easy as 1 2 3  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 22, 2019, 09:32:12 AM
No protection from the offensive line for #13, lucky he did not get injured. Lots of work on this before the next game.

Part of the blame rest on the shoulder of the Offensive Coordinator Jarius Jackson. Don't make Reilly an easy target by continually dropping back into the pocket. Move the launch point by rolling out, quick passes, screen passes etc.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 23, 2019, 09:31:09 AM
Part of the blame rest on the shoulder of the Offensive Coordinator Jarius Jackson. Don't make Reilly an easy target by continually dropping back into the pocket. Move the launch point by rolling out, quick passes, screen passes etc.
Totally agree.
When a team sends the house like that play after play the QB or OC J Jackson who sees what's going on...has to make adjustments on the fly. If they do that ...we will do this to counter.
Buy time by rolling out of the pocket...
Dump pass over the middle...
Or QB runs up the middle & gets yds & sides feet first.
Lions start is against three of the toughest teams...Bombers,Esks & Stamps.
It will not be easy playing in Calgary against last yr's champs.
Think Esks were so so fired up because QB M Reilly was the leader in Edmonton & he left them for the big bucks BC offered ( & for other reasons I assume ...likes Vancouver area sort of thing )
Reilly who knows feels a little guilty leaving & knows he sort of betrayed his ex teamates/fans.
Players wanted to let him know your not coming back & getting two pts...lots of feelings...

Lions had better turn things around because if they win only 10-20% of their games in the future heads are going to roll. Head & assit coaches. Remember LaForge short stay of Canucks coach?
Players gotta buy into the system & play hard for 60 minutes.
Something is wrong big time when no adjustments were made when sack after sack was happening..2 & out. Could not hardly believe what I saw when all that pressure came & sacks.
At least a swing pass to a running back.
As Chris said Reilly could of been injured with those hits. A few to the head...one hit low to the legs...hands to the helmet & twist of the head...
They gotta change it up..
Long pass short pass fake hand off & pass roll out dump over the middle draw screen running play...
They are just calling 95% of the time 15-20 yds or more drop back & long passes. Good if it works like in the first qtr but even a lot of those catches it was 50/50 as the D man was right there in good coverage.
The pressure is building / stress on head & assit coaches....Harvey's glaring eyes from the sidelines..
Big wins will turn it around. Honestly the way this game started I thought the Lions will win for sure. Crazy me. The CFL always surprises.
Lions should be fired up for Calgary. Win there & it's back to ...everything is all right.
Bet $1 on Lions & payout is 1 million dollars geeeeeee....come on Lions ...get it together & get hungry for wins.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 28, 2019, 05:28:07 PM
Looking foward to our first win tomorrow night.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 28, 2019, 06:38:37 PM
Looking foward to our first win tomorrow night.

I'm not betting on it however I would love to be wrong.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 29, 2019, 05:46:27 PM
Better tonight at the Half at 22 -10 but would have liked to punch that last play in.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on June 29, 2019, 07:12:50 PM
Terrible, should not have happened.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on June 29, 2019, 07:14:41 PM
Terrible, should not have happened.

Agreed. Lions will win next week. Guaranteed :)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on June 29, 2019, 11:59:27 PM
Better tonight at the Half at 22 -10 but would have liked to punch that last play in.
Did not watch the live game but just finished watching the replay.
So many key plays in this game. So many went the Lions way & many key plays Stamps way.
If Lions punched it in it's 29-10 at the half. Big stop for Stamps.
Plus Lions leading at the end with great QB Reilly run up the middle for a TD & it looks like "good night Irene" Lions have it in the bag.
Kinda like having netted your fish but somehow it flips out & falls back in the water !!!
Stamps get a major plus 2 pt conversion.
Then they get that short kick & then down the field & TD & they are in the lead & suddenly it's " goodnight Irene" against the Lions. Stamps victory.
Unreal !!! Over all an exciting game exciting finish if your a Stamps fan.
Liked the way the Lions moved the ball...with lots of short passes screens running plays...
There was a fast wind plus the sun was shining on an angle all game long. Many plays the Lion recievers looked for the ball with the sun in their eyes.
Thought Lions played a very good game & deserved to win this one.
Yes Chris/FA hope they will get a W the next game.
FA guaranteed a WIN so that's good enough for me.
He's never been wrong yet from what I can recall.
FA is 100% in every prediction all these yrs.
Go Lions Go.
Bet the house the Lions win game 4.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 05, 2019, 02:19:01 AM
Well it's 2:05 am & am watching the replay of the Als vs Tigercats game played in Montreal.
Wish I could watch to the end but it's getting too late.
Als just scored & ahead 22-18.
The temp is 32 C !!! ( in Montreal ) the camera operators are told to scan the crowd.
Lots of nice girls smiling.
Exciting game. Als need a W badly.
Hamilton has 3 wins already & can afford to lose.
The 1/2 time concert just could not enjoy.
Getting old I guess.
Hip hop or glorified RAP. If they played that music/song in the 60's /70's the crowd would of thought the Martians have landed on earth with their ufo's.
Nice guys but their song/music would literally drive me "nuts" ...gee no beat or any rock to it.
Stanback for Als has good speed & moves.
After posting this I'll check who won this game. Hope Als did.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 05, 2019, 07:58:30 AM
Als won. Khari Jones' first win as head coach
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 05, 2019, 02:38:39 PM
Als won. Khari Jones' first win as head coach
Ya checked the score on web after & saw lots of pts scored in the 4th. ( mainly by Als )
Last game for Als OL.
He still wants to play but guess younger guys on OL are taking over.
Well he has two Grey Cup wins & played something like 11 seasons with one team.
Als got about even 200 yds running / 200 yds passing...
Stanback hits the spots & knows when to make cuts plus guys know how to block infront of him.
Some surprises sometimes in coach firing or movements. Head coach / GM leaves resigns in Sask. Before this season to be assit. coach in the USA. He goes to Sask. & gets rid of 3 of their most popular players ...then he bails out.
Hope he stays in USA. He bails after winning Grey Cup in Edmonton.
The Tressman ( Marc ) gets the boot in Argos in the past after they won the Grey Cup the yr before. He also lost his starting QB to injury the yr he's fired !!!
WTH is that?
Then this yr Als fire Mike Sherman just before season starts!!! WTH is that ?
Manziel gets banned from CFL thus Als lose the risk of signing him.
He's now in Memphis with some team. Has he had drug problems? Not sure.
Stories of break up with his wife so that had to add to the pain.
He was getting better each game so hope he gets his life together.
Good to see the Als get better as they were a power house in the league for many yrs.
Pringle Ham coach Matthews Calvio sp? QB  & their other great players.
Their short but sure hand reciever they had. Guy made unreal catches. I 'm not a Mormon guy but he was (is) .
Now we need the Lions to step it up.
Toronto  & Sask. are this yrs weaker teams I think & rest much better or getting better fast.
Guess we can include the Lions as a weaker team like Argos/Riders ....long season so we will see where they land up in the standing. And who can get hot in the playoffs.
6 of the 9 teams make the playoffs so it's harder to miss the playoffs than to get in Ha!!!!
With so few teams in the league only the top 4 teams to get a chance at the Grey Cup. ( not 6 )
This makes the cfl a joke when it is not. Majority makes the playoffs cheapens the league.
As it is now the 3 teams that miss out from extra play should have to be tar & feathered & wear dunce hats. Head coaches fired & thrown into a mud pit.
Gee getting carried away....
And those Lions better start roaring soon.
They had the last game in the bag ...
That must of stung a bit for the team bottom to top  & of course us Lion fans. Ouch.
Only cure is wins & wins & win this yrs Grey Cup.  ;D
Jones .....Calhoun....Ricky Ray.... Think Jones who signed extension with Riders to 2020 to be VP GM head coach & D coordinator....resigned from Riders to go to Browns assit defense coach...as he hopes to get viewed as possibility head coach for Browns in coming yrs. 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 06, 2019, 06:58:08 PM
Guaranteed win 18-17 ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: chris gadsden on July 06, 2019, 07:03:23 PM
A win is a win but a cliff hanger right to the end. I hope we start a win streak now.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 06, 2019, 09:08:42 PM
Couple of coaching blunders by Corey Chamblin certainly didn't help the Argos
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 06, 2019, 11:40:27 PM
Just finished watching the replay as was out earlier.
Wow a win finally.
Things went BC way for a change at the end.
Ya what was the coaches thinking ???
Lots of time & they try to go on 3rd & 2.
Get the 3 pts & they have 12 instead of 9.
Then their TD gives them 19 & the lead instead of a tie game.
Then that short along the ground kick off ???
Lions get the ball at 45.
Completions & it's field goal...
Put it thru but they get 5 yd penalty.
Next kick misses but Rainie steps out catching the ball for 1 pt Lions.
( hey maybe he still has some BC Lion blood in him & kinda sub consciously stepped out  ;D )
Wasn't worried a bit in this low scoring game as this game was guaranteed W before the whistle / kick off.  ;D
Mind you Claybrook head coach must of had his heart beating quickly....oh know not again...
The mic on Reilly really shows how calm & a leader he really is.
He's cool as a cucumber.
Even with one of our best receivers out the Lions got the win.
Durant is making great catches.
Surprised Carter did not get more balls.
Lions 1-3 but should be 2-2 ( robbed last week )
3 away games & only 1 home game so far.
They should get a lot of coming home games & have an edge ...& get more W's.
Claybrook out on the field helping get his injured player to sidelines. Shows he 's got a big heart & a players coach. Go Lions Go !
Argos played a spirited game ....
Did ya see Jacque Alaine or whatever his name. Argo offensive coordinator. Not a FA favourite. 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 07, 2019, 12:15:26 AM
Jacques Chapdelaine. No longer standing on the sidelines flapping his arms to signal in plays. Now uses the headsets.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 07, 2019, 11:56:57 PM
Jacques Chapdelaine. No longer standing on the sidelines flapping his arms to signal in plays. Now uses the headsets.
Ya All the best to the guy but he sure made laughable gestures when with the Lions.
Flapping his arms...mentioned & also he had his fingers hands making all sorts of movements.
Even his finger going around one of e his ears.  ;D
Kinda reminded me of the doe doe bird on drugs.
Bet he 's a good guy though. He's been around the league.
Chris mentioned about more wins for the Lions.
Hope so. Think so. Know so.
Pay back against Edmonton.
Think they play them next. Burham (sp?) is good to go.
 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 11, 2019, 10:04:19 PM
Ouch.
Lions take another beating at the hands of the Esks.
Why why why the bad play calling ?
When the Esk D is rushing & getting to the QB why is Reilly dropping back & waiting for his recievers run 20-25 yd downfield which takes time to develope.
Where are the screens? Dump over the middle passes draw plays short 7-8 yd passes downfield ?
Plus Lions just did not have any energy it seems. They looked downcast.
They should of been so high for this game. At home & get a W over a team that beat you.
Even Reilly just did not seem to have that energy.
On special teams punts kick offs the Esk players got a lot of yds...
Play calling was much better in Calgary & Toronto so why did they not make the same adjustments in this game?
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 11, 2019, 11:16:59 PM
The playcalling rest solely on the shoulders of Jarius Jackson. He was a mediocre quarterback as a pro and a mediocre Offensive Coordinator. Has absolutely no idea how to neutralize the blitz. No quick passes, no screens or draws. No moving the launch point.  Seen the same movie last year. Seems like his solution is to have receivers run 40 yards downfield. Might work if the offensive line can hold off the rush.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 12, 2019, 12:00:40 AM
Totally agree with all your pts on J J.
Get short passes working & gives the team confidence ...plus it sets up the odd long ball as D comes up to cover the short stuff.
Plus the Lion D gets a breather when they are getting longer rests on the sidelines.
Yes we have a great QB & great recievers but if the OL can't stop the rush Reilly will be out of timing...with his recievers. Then adjustments have to be made.
Reilly a pro should be allowed to call the plays he wants.
Guy upstairs can give info from his eagle view.
A QB should be able to call his own plays period.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 12, 2019, 12:31:14 AM
The book is out on Jackson. Teams know how to defend the Lions now. Bring the heat; Jackson has no idea how to neutralize the blitz.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 14, 2019, 02:08:42 AM
Kinda busy on Sat. so finally got time to watch replay of a Stamps vs Tigercats.
Could only watch 1/2 of the game as it's 1:50 am. Too late so just checked the score & Tigercats get the W. 30-23 or something like that.
16/16 at half time & Tigercats get 16 pts even though they got 22 net offence yds in 2 qtrs !!!
Yep special teams got them the pts.
Stamps may develop into a good team but they definitely are not the team of 2018. They lost too many key players.
At least this game was exciting ( half the game I watched )
It had the feeling both teams were up for the game.
Not like the Lions who seem to look flat emotionally.
Do the Lions as a team have internal problems ?
Teamates not getting along?
Pro jealousy ? Your $ too high & mine too low idea.
Ego problems.
If losses keep happening the internal problems will only magnify.
Finger pointing starts...
Media starts their negative sports reporting.
Hope  Claybrooks gets a fair chance as sometimes the headcoach is first to go.
Remember Bill Laforge short stay as Canuck coach.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 18, 2019, 08:04:43 PM
Stamps. & Argo sssss
Low scoring game. 3rd starting & it's 11-9 Stamps.
Chapdelaine got some good calls in & Argos get a major.
Waking up. (In first half)
Big hit & Argo fumbles the ball & it's 6 pts / 2 pt conversion going the other way.
If I were the ref my call would of the guy was down on the play.
As for the Lions...think they are going to come out & win big against the Riders.
Kinda like Hulk Hogan getting roughed up but he starts shaking his fists & arms as he's being punched more ...then he erupts like a volcano & rebounds big & wins the match.
The Lions have had enough sand kicked in their face & it 's time to rebound.
Now it's back to the game in Calgary.
Today it hailed there & then sun rain sun ...ha ha prairies weather in the summer. Mixed bag sometimes.
This Argo QB is the pits.
Like the weather in Calgary. He's got tunnel vision & throws balls right into coverage. Argos going to sleep zzzzzzzzz. They are much worst than BC. They need a QB bad. The guy they have is back up material at best. Get a solid QB & Argos will go places. Weak link in the chain.

Talking about QBs Jonathan Jennings gets a start with Ottawa vs Blue Bombers.
Think Argos are going to lose this one as they are going downhill fast & Stamps getting all the breaks & momentum. One gets that feeling seeing what's going on the field.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 18, 2019, 09:13:24 PM
7 turn overs for Argos. Game set & match. Argos lost. Stamps win.
Ugly game.
0-5 Argos record.
No wonder their home games have so many un filled seating even between the 40 to 40 yds lines section.
In a major populated city too. Sad.
Not enough good QBs in the league right now.
Got to get some of those TSN CFL guys in coaching. Ha
Gotta get FA to become Lion advisor soon or else get those past Leaf brown paper bags for the Lion fans attending home games. Knowing Chris he's got 1000s he's willing to sell "for a good price"  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 18, 2019, 09:56:06 PM
McLeod Bethel-Thompson is terrible as a quarterback.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 19, 2019, 09:44:58 PM
Seen 3rd & 4th qtrs & it was all Blue Bombers.
Via score it was all Blue Bombers in the 1st half.
Winnipeg 5-0
Harris had a great game. Ex Lion
Jennings QB pulled after 3qtrs. (Terrible effort)
Matt Nichols QB has a great effort as normally the case
Lions need games against Argos Ottawa Montreal & Sk.....& their record will improve fast ...me thinks.
Tonight's game another ugly one.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 20, 2019, 06:17:34 PM
Was going to watch this game later tonight...but changed my mind & am watching "live".
Great game.
Bc Lions & Sk Roughriders are making plays ( even trick plays )
Lots of creativity.
3rd qtr & at the moment Lions ahead 19-18 but Sk has the ball just yds from taking it in.
At least it's exciting & close.
Shoot ...Sk gets TD after 11 straight plays. ( with help by penalties against Lions on this drive )
Come on BC rebound & keep fighting.
Well the 2nd half was not kind to the Lions.
Floor collapsed under their feet.
Sk QB & gang were playing great ball.
Sk D playing AAA.
Special teams too.
They lost their game last week in their house so they were wanting to redeem themselves & SK did just that.
Lions played better than some of their past defeats so that's a good sign.
Honestly they should be so ready for next weeks home game.
Lions vs Sk in return match at BC Place.
Again the protection was not as good as it should of been.
Defense seems to give up too many yds & miss tackles.
Very close game at half time.
It's gotta get better as they are near rock bottom at the moment.
Reilly please go to the hot tub...get message...buy some elastic sports supports for elbows knees etc...
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 20, 2019, 07:09:38 PM
Lions are a team in complete disarray. Tackling is atrocious. No imagination on offence. Too predictable
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 20, 2019, 07:34:36 PM
Lions are a team in complete disarray. Tackling is atrocious. No imagination on offence. Too predictable
Your so right. On a few short passes the Lion misses the tackle & the Rider goes for big yardage.
If the tackle is made the play gets zero yardage or 1 yard at best.
Plus so many arm tackles...were just run thru.
Seems like when a Rider gets the ball there was no Lion withing 4-5 yds & when Lions get the ball there's tight coverage....( covered like wall paper )
But honestly these Lions must win their return match with the Riders next week.
If they lose big then major chances will have to be made.
My guess Lions will get the W.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 22, 2019, 12:36:17 PM
Just a thought.
The SK D lineman was beating our tackle on nearly every play.
In fact that SK Roughrider D lineman age 35 I think got the "player of the game".
Thought the ex Lion QB of the Riders should of got it.
But why was not our tackle not given some help.
It was clear it was a mis-match.
The RB of the Lions should of blocked the rush on the right side of the line after our tackle got beat.
Looking back at QBs Doug Flutie & Danny McManus when they got rushed A) Flutie would take off on a roll out either left or right & even reverse field & the D lineman would run all over trying to tackle him.
After 5-6 plays of these big 280 325 lb guys running after him they would get slower & slower...weaker & weaker. Flutie was like the road runner.
Why doesn't Reilly start to run left or right on roll outs when there's not time to throw from the pocket?
Let the big guys chase him & tire themselves out.
Reilly has good wheels. Move the pocket about & also roll outs...that sets up screens & draws too or swing passes... as now the D big boys are forced to move to an angle...& get off balanced. The big boys like to power straight ahead & grab the QB. They do not like powering ahead & find the QB 5-6 yds to the right or left. Now they have to put the brakes & restart....extra effort.
B) Danny Mac when pressured would run 4/5 yards to the side & throw the ball.
His receivers knew this so they would re adjust their route knowing Danny was going to throw the ball quickly. They would run & make themselves a target. Timing.
They were on the same page.
Receiver sees Danny McManus flushed out of the pocket so get open because he is going to throw the ball in the next 2-3 seconds.
Ever so often he'd fake pass & decide to run & no one expected it. 20 yard gain.  ;D
Lions were doing ok for half the game but SK just had so much energy...fans going nuts...
Plus ex Lions on Riders were wanting a big win.
Teams get so ready against the Lions. That loss in Calgary was such a downer.

Honestly it's pay back & Saturday it should be a Lion slaughter over the Riders.
Enough is enough & the real BC Lions will show up. Think so...
But they should do play action on every play & fake hand off. RB help out O line.
of course some plays do hand off the ball. Rushers have to honour a possible hand off. That little delay it makes helps a lot.
Nickel & dime passes down field & yak yds.
D linemen cannot get to Reilly if he gets off quick passes.
Then surprise the D with a down field post / streak route... if covered have a 2nd go to shorter pass.
 Reilly hopefully will not just drop back on every play. Move the pocket & also do some roll outs.
Let RB help out pass protection.
On Saturday after a big win by the Lions let's have FA drive home going "Yes Yes what a great win...Happy Days are here again..let FA be whistling Dixie or his favourite tunes..."
Roughrider you are raw meat....for a pack or pride of hungry lions  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 22, 2019, 05:16:25 PM
If the casual fans see what's wrong why can't the Offensive Coordinator Jarius (or Various as some Lion fans are calling him) Jackson ? Brett Boyko may have spent a couple of seasons on the NFL practice squad, he's clearly lacking foot speed to play in the CFL
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 27, 2019, 07:49:18 PM
Another game another loss.
Games are won in the trenches & Lions O & D line were no match for the SK O & D linemen.
Again Reilly just sits in the pocket. Did he ever roll out even once?
Did he take off & run up /down field ?
Was there even one screen or draw play ?
Lulay I know when the heat came he'd immediately take off on a roll out & more often than not buy time & throw a strike down field.
O'Brian the back up QB I think should make a start & let Reilly heal up both mentally/physically.
The back up guy is taller & he gets the ball away very quickly.
Just maybe being taller he can get the quick hitters over the heads of the coming D linemen & a better ball to the Lion recievers.
Reilly needs to sit out the next one & if the Lions win with the back up leave him in as long as he stays "hot ".
Some change has to be made & a QB move re ignites a team that is down. Like a goalie change when an NHL team loses too many games.
Sorry FA you had to see your & my team get slaughtered.
Looks like kids playing against men for the most part.
Riders had hotel air conditioning & slept well last night ( so so hot yesterday 31 C ) & maybe Lion players for the most part only had air fans where they slept. Maybe Riders got a better sleep.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 27, 2019, 09:01:22 PM
Worst offensive showing I have ever seen and I have seen more than my share. Jackson has to be fired.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 29, 2019, 07:12:48 PM
Worst offensive showing I have ever seen and I have seen more than my share. Jackson has to be fired.
Paul Brothers ex BC Lion QB if still "kicking" & if he checks what the team is doing must be feeling good right now. If the Lions keep having a nightmare season the Lion fans with grey hair will now tell future stories how bad the Paul Brothers era was & the 2019 season.
This will be fresh wounds so many Lion followers with no grey hair will remember this season for the next 50 yrs !!!! Yep guys like FA & myself remember Lion neg. & pos. from 50 yrs ago & even more.
Maybe the guy/gal who won 60 million $$$ in Richmond will buy the team this week or next & clean slate. Fire top to bottom & start again.  ;D
Also the guy with 60 million can refund season ticket holders or at least a portion.
......but seriously the Lions got an OL from the Stamps in some deal.
They have a bye week so more than a week to regroup.
Because of a bye week Reilly has to be the starter but if he cannot get anything going put him on a short leash & put in O'Brian QB in the 2nd half.
Go Lions Go.
Have not a clue who the Lions play next ??? Do not bet the house on a Lion win.
Even I am not too optimistic as there are so many break downs mis tackles bad play calling ...just a real mess.
Ya just know who ever plays against them comes in thinking they will win.
Each loss is like weights on their backs & stress levels go up & up...like a pressure cooker pot on the stove. Only 3-4 wins in the next 5 games will let out some steam...
But honestly I blame Reilly also because he just sits in the pocket time after time & gets nailed.
There is no law to break to scramble out of the pocket & try to make things happen. 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 29, 2019, 07:52:34 PM
Lions next opponent is a back to back with Hamilton. Ti-Cats even without Jeremiah Masoli will give the Lions all they can handle.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 29, 2019, 08:45:02 PM
Lions next opponent is a back to back with Hamilton. Ti-Cats even without Jeremiah Masoli will give the Lions all they can handle.
Oh that's good news.
Back up QB & eastern team ...
Lions just may have a chance after all.
The western teams are strong & have the Lions number.
FA check out ...cflpedia.
Good info.
Plus google Tom Wilkerson. Interesting story.
BC Lions cut him after a very short time & he just went on to the Eskimos & was in a two QB starting system. Shared #1 with Bruce Lettermen & Warren Moon.
Many Grey Cups later.
He was not a well built guy but he never missed a game he started or put into...
First thought teams thought he'd be injury prone.
On cflpedia it tells the passing yard of past QBs.
Danny McManus has a sizeable amount.
Many CFL QBs well known guys yet just have only 10,000 yds or so.
Short careers I guess.
Russ Jackson for example.
Thought Doug Flutie would of had more.
Wilky is still alive & so is Paul Brothers.
Roy Dewalt not that many yds.
It would bug me when he had a bad game & Don Matthews left him in. 2 & out.
Come on Matthews put in the back up.
Great history.
Can not think of his name but Lions had a coach who was fiery. He would go nuts at times. Coached around 1980 era I think.
Once Esks ran up the score & this coach ran across the field when gun sounded & tried to get after the Esk coach.  ;D
Eagle Keys did not last long as Lions coach.
Favourite BC Lion players...Jim Young, Mervn Fernandez, Geroy Simons, Louie P. field goal kicker/punter,
James Quick Parker, Ken Sugerman OL ,Jamie Taras OL,
Actually this present Lion team in 2019 is so stripped of it's former players /coaches no wonder they are in adjustments. Your right J Jackson should of been seen the door long time ago. Offensive Coordinator needs replacing. Play calling is not being adjusted to what is happening on the field.
But Lions are at rock bottom so no place to go but up....
When your smiling when your smiling the whole world smiles with you....when your frowning when your frowning ( Lions losses ) they just want to kick ya in the head. 
Amazingly the fans are not booing at the game. Too shocked I guess. 
Gee like a Canucks home game against Leafs too many Toronto fans invade our rink Booooooooooo!
Last home game at BC Place too many Rider fans in the stadium dressed in green...Boooooooooooo!
I believe in freedom, free speech but there should be a ticket limit on opposing Leaf & Rider fans.
Sell only a limit of 100 tickets  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on July 29, 2019, 10:28:59 PM
The fiery coach was Vic Rapp, one of my favourites. Former Lions helped build Edmonton dynasty: Tom Wilkinson, Don Warrington, Ron Estay, Larry Highbaugh ..............
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on July 30, 2019, 07:50:42 AM
The fiery coach was Vic Rapp, one of my favourites. Former Lions helped build Edmonton dynasty: Tom Wilkinson, Don Warrington, Ron Estay, Larry Highbaugh ..............
Yes Vic Rapp. That's the guy.
Estay had radar ...watch out ball carrier. Highbaugh was a short guy but super talented defender.
He could jump high for intercepts & sneaky & fast.
Think he returned kick offs & punts sometimes.
Remember Gizmo Williams.
Dave Ritchie was a good BC Lion coach. Big Grey Cup in '94. Wins over Esk Stamps & Baltimore.
Remember Danny Barrett having a 601 yd passing game for the Lions at BC Place. Assume you were there witnessing that great game. Long bombs galore.
Yr later Dunigan beat the passing record with 700 something passing yds !!!!!! ( in one game...unreal )
So much great history in the CFL. Really like Joe Paopao throwing motion & how he had nice touch on the ball. Nice angles & arches to his throws.
If it needed to drop into the receivers hands or a fast ball or if receiver wax open he'd get that ball to him that was easy to catch. Chest high & not too fast. Morehead &  Jerry Tagge similar type QBs. As was Peter Liske & Hufnkle(sp) Kent Austin was moody but good Ha! Danny McManus good & happy smily guy.
Ronny Lancaster serious guy who loved winning & hated losing as QB or coach.
Remember Pringle. On any given day a team can win the big one that rose to the occasion.
Winnipeg this year seems to have it all. Bets on favourite to be this yrs champs if they stay healthy.
And Joe Kapp. Legends like Russ Jacksson Jackie Parker.
This league has so many great great players in the past & coaches...how time flys.
Tracy Ham. Damon Allen. Just been thinking of the many past greats lately.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 10, 2019, 10:43:51 PM
Watched the game "live" & thought I'd better wait till posting.
This should be a 3-5 W/L team but they are a 1-7 W/L team.
It was heart breaking as Hamilton came storming back with field goal & 2 TDs to just get by the Lions.
With a minute or so left the Lions marched down field & looked like they could get 1-2 more first downs & get 3 pts or even punt the ball thru the end zone for a pt to at least tie the game but ball was tipped by a lineman on Reilly's throw & the intercepted by a defender. Drive stopped game set & match.
Reilly injured his ankle with about 6-8 minutes left in the game ( was it? ) & his mobility was hampered.
He was in pain.
Yes he wanted to finish the game as he is a fighter but for the good of the team he should of sat & let the back up QB to come in.
How was Banks only single covered in the 4th QTR. He should of been double teamed DB & safety should of been on him.
Honestly it looked like the Lions had this game in the bag as they looked very good & Tigercats so so...
The OL was improved.
Thought BC Lions offence lacked creativity.
Should of had some screens or delayed draws & also Carter should be given at least 2-3 chances to go for a long bomb down field. He's got speed & height & if he gets a step on the DB & the ball is on the money it will be good yardage. All he's given it seems are wide out throws.
The Lions though looked improved & over all an exciting game.
But too many yards the Tigercats made on special teams...return punts kick offs.
Lions should be in a nasty mood when they play on Thursday in Winnipeg & wonder how Reilly's ankle will be ?  Short week. Maybe just as well they play in a few days thus need to prepare...thus to get their mind off this loss. Winnipeg is one of the best teams this year so it will not be easy.
Great to see some great past coaches/players etc...get into the Foolball Hall of Fame. Swerven Merv Franandez for one.
Well the Lions had the chinook next to the boat ready to be netted but somehow it got away.
Tigercats come to BC in 1.5 weeks & think the Lions will be super up for this game.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 10, 2019, 11:19:18 PM
Special teams was anything but special. It cost them the game.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 11, 2019, 04:41:49 PM
What if ......dreaming .....ya never know.....
Say O'Brian our backup QB plays Thurs as the medical team does not recommend Reilly to play( injured angle...twisted ) & the Lions "light it up" offensively. Total yards 450 -500 range. & score aprox. 55-25 for a Lion W in Winnipeg.
Fans & sports writers will want O'Brian to get a second start & Reilly sit another week.  ;D
Yes the psychology / gossip of sports.
Reilly truly wants to be the leader & starter but if O'Reilly gets the Lions on a win streak....Reilly will have to eat humble pie.
Team will just put out in media Reilly's ankle not 100% as yet but can play if pressed into duty.
Hey sometimes the back up goalie gets a chance & he shows what he can do... so too with QBs.
Reilly was a backup guy when he first came into the league but he got his chance & had been a # 1 guy since. Grey Cup & big pay....
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 15, 2019, 09:01:29 PM
Bombers win 30 something to 16...
Close score / game into the 3rd but then come more sacks ...block punt...turn overs...
Reilly's ankle must of been ok as he kept the ball on a few 3rd down plays.
But why does he just stay in the pocket when throwing ?
The D just pins their ears & go for the "target".
At least roll out sometimes & or fake handoff to to slow up the rush.
Bombers threw a screen on long yardage needed on 2nd down & the play went 16 or more yds for a 1st down.
Where was our screen plays?
But gotta like the long bomb pass by Carter to his fellow reciever.
When Bombers QB injured his shoulder they knew the backup guy was not as good.
Lions needed pts so why did they not go into the hurry up offence....if they could of got 2 fast TDs & get a stop on the back up QB they would of had time to strike & get the lead & win.
8 minutes is eternity in the CFL so go on the hurry up offence ....& get pts.
Did ya see that burger they sell at the Winnipeg stadium !!!! Walby burger. Named after their past big offensive tackle. Seeing that $45 burger & then a Big Mac commercial came on  ;D
Big Mac looked anything but big after seeing the Walby burger.
What now ? Regroup & get a big home win & then beat the eastern teams they face....
Maybe change Reilly's number (13 ) to number 9 for starters.
Or give the Lions pre game meal a thawed out micro wave Walby burger with side of large fries.
( ya the players would be wanting to lay down on a bench or couch like Lions eating a large kill ...so scrap that idea....  )
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 15, 2019, 09:34:37 PM
Another embarrassing performance by the Special Teams. Guarantee loss night next Saturday against Hamilton.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 15, 2019, 10:58:38 PM
Another embarrassing performance by the Special Teams. Guarantee loss night next Saturday against Hamilton.
;D That's funny! Guarantee loss night. Ouch !
Or Lions advertisement : First 5000 fans thru the gate get free ex Leaf fan used brown paper bags.
Eye & nose hole already cut. 4000 bags will fit large to medium heads....1000 smaller bags for smaller heads...for the kiddies.
Something tells me that the Lions just may surprise us.
Another loss some fans may have heart pains....
A win will be a shock to see...some fans may have heart pains.
Come on Lions get your teeth sharpened up & get a W & another W & another W....
ROAR again ...let us hear the ROAR from False Creek to Hope BC...
Yes I have hope...this will happen. 2 plus 2 is 10 I tell ya. Me logical & smart.
Seriously these guys must need a few tune ups in prep & a good kick in the butt. Hard practises to get the frustration worked out ...
Edit in: first 5000 fans get free brown bag but only 1 hole cut for 1 eye. So it's best first 5000 fans see only thru 1 eye to really appreciate the free gifts.
Honestly if Reilly is playing just so so by half time next game put the back up QB in the 2nd half.
Some plays Reilly should drop back & then roll out to the right....5-10 yds..to buy time.
The D big boys will charge & angle in to the pocket & go "where's Reilly ? Oh he's over the the right.
Now they have to shift & turn & restart to run a dif. direction or angle. They then get tired quicker. Linemen like to burst rush & stop after 5-7 seconds. They do not like chasing 8 secs or more. Too much work.


Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 22, 2019, 08:31:04 PM
The shoe has dropped from the other foot ....as the saying goes.
Media in Vancouver have brought out the knives...
They have written topics like: time to get new Lion ownership. ( do not understand that one )
Media have then blamed the GM ....He put this team together ( they wrote )
Then they wrote there is new coach & assistant coaches...
Lots of new players....of course.
When the media puts on the pressure...ya know the Lions organization will respond with a good 60 minute game or they will fold in the 2nd half ?
After dust settles on Sat. night that question will be answered.
Go Lions Go.... My guess guarantee W for Leos. Yep ya heard it here.  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 22, 2019, 08:47:09 PM
I'll have what you're having A-BOATER  :)

Have to agree with the media; time for David Braley to sell to local interest. Braley has done much to bring the Lions back from extinction but it's time. General Manager needs to be fired. It was him that assembled this current team. He got rid of Awe, SolE, Fenner, Purifoy, Lokombo, Lumbala, Arceneaux, Posey.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 24, 2019, 07:33:28 PM
I'll have what you're having A-BOATER  :)

Have to agree with the media; time for David Braley to sell to local interest. Braley has done much to bring the Lions back from extinction but it's time. General Manager needs to be fired. It was him that assembled this current team. He got rid of Awe, SolE, Fenner, Purifoy, Lokombo, Lumbala, Arceneaux, Posey.
Ya ...your right ...it's a leap to pick the Lions to win.
Lions self implode either on special teams defense or offense.
But they are at home...rested...playing a team with a back up QB...& with the media attacks this past week ( bad press acts like smelling salts ) they should be fired up to get a WIN !!!
Plus it's Geroy Simon & Darren Flutie induction night.
Plus I've got a little paper that says a Lion & Rider win = $$$
Plus a 2nd little paper that says a Lion & Argo win = $$$
So far a Rider win.
Need the Lions to win badly or else my little paper is useless.
It's time to put it together.
Agree with you Arceneaux would of helped this team. He was a Ra Ra guy too ! ( good in the dressing room ) He made a great catch in the Rider/Renegade game...20 yd & get toe in...
But sadly Riders rarely call his number ???
Keep Braley as he pays the bills faithfully & his job is done.
The GM coaches players are solely responsible for a winning or losing team.
& those season ticket fans....they should either boo or cheer more loudly.  :)
   
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 24, 2019, 10:32:39 PM
Well a big OUCH !
My faith in the Lions to come up with a big game cost me $$$ ( bet & lose )
13-10 loss.
A lousy 10 pts at home.
In the red zone & picked off.
2 interceptions.
How many times was Reilly sacked & also roughing the passer....
Honestly staying in the pocket works only if your O line can protect the passer. 9-10 the pocket protection collapses.....
So why stay in the pocket?
Reilly has to drop back & then roll to his right....
The other night (Thurs) the Raiders D line was bringing in the rush but the Green Bay QB ran to his right to buy time. If he did not roll out he would of been steam rolled on every passing down.
Raiders were just totally busting thru the O line with ease. Exhibition game played in Winnipeg.
If I knew the Tigercats would only score 13 pts my conclusion this game is a Lions win.
Honestly give Reilly 2 weeks off to rest his body & mind & put O'Brian in. Possibly he could jump start this team. Anything just anything.
This team is rock bottom.
Bright spot was the D played a very good game.
It's amazing the Lion fans are not booing loudly.
Guess they have pity on the players & coaches.
Hate to say this but maybe big changes coming this week????
Firings or big trades or players let go...something has to be done to shake up this team.
Jennings Lulay QBs got pressured a lot but they rolled out of the pocket to buy time & throw down field.
Yes the O line should allow Reilly time to set up & throw but if they cannot then Reilly smell the coffee & scramble time. Better than sitting in the pocket & getting crushed over & over.
2nd down 3rd down punt...
They missed a field goal that was not far away & threw a pick when in the red zone.
10 pts right there that wins this game 20-13. OUCH.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 25, 2019, 12:00:02 AM
Reilly got sacked 7 times. On pace to set an all time record of 72
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 25, 2019, 01:21:51 PM
Reilly got sacked 7 times. On pace to set an all time record of 72
He's like a tackling dummy bag on the practise field.
$750,000 tackling dummy bag.
Imagine in practise a D lineman went to plough into a tackling dummy bag & as he was about to hit it the bag suddenly moved !!!!
( rope tied around the bag & the rope was yanked...result missed tackle. )
So...tie a rope around Reilly & yank it as he is about to be sacked....better yet roll out of the pocket.
Simple as eating a freshly baked apple pie with ice cream.
Problem: QB is being sacked 7 x in the pocket & other times late hit on QB or rushed throws or pass knocked down by D lineman or ball hit out of QB hands as he attempts to throw or interceptions in red zone area.....
Answer: quick over the middle passes...short 7-14 yd pass routes that develops quicker...screen passes & QB rolls out of the pocket on longer pass routes downfield.
 8)
 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 25, 2019, 04:55:54 PM
I concur with quick passes. Everybody including Ray Charles can see it except our Offensive Coordinator. Reilly is holding on to the ball waay too long. Get rid of the ball if the play isn't there and avoid giving up more ground. One of the first things they teach a quarterback.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 25, 2019, 09:21:42 PM
When I read Ray Charles ..was thinking about a football player possibly..lots of football players with Charles ...then ok got it after 5 seconds ...oh ya that Ray Charles. Piano /dark sunglasses.
That was well put to make your pt.  ;D
I'd like to know the degree the QB or OC has authority to call plays. Can Reilly over rule the OC ?
Does OC only suggest plays & it's Reilly that has the last say OR does Reilly just follow what plays to run requested by the OC ?
Joe Paopao the new OC for Ottawa has stated the way he runs things ...he will suggest plays but he gives the green light for the QB to over rule him. & call the play the QB is comfortable with. 
Great you & I see the need for more shorter passes because of no time to set up properly in the pocket.
Then it sets up some longer passes to surprise the DBs as they creep up to cover the short stuff.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on August 25, 2019, 09:54:00 PM
The OC generally calls the play but the quarterback has the option to call an audible if he sees something in the defence that he can take advantage of
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on August 26, 2019, 11:46:34 AM
The OC generally calls the play but the quarterback has the option to call an audible if he sees something in the defence that he can take advantage of
Sounds right...thanks for info.
J Jackson or the OC definately comes up with the over all game plan I assume & definately JJ plan is totally not working.
Defense hold Lions to 10 pts at home with the players they process.
Think their team chemistry is at a zero & bet their practises are full of strife & chaos because players are finger pointing arguing etc...
Reilly will not get sacked if he throws quick hitters.
He will not get sacked if he throws screens..
He will not get sacked if he rolls out of the pocket...
Imagine a game where he does not get sacked even one time.  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 07, 2019, 10:59:35 AM
Looking for the Lion game start time Sat. but found out it was played already!!!
Guess Thurs or Friday.
20 something to 16 whatever.
Gee thank goodness never seen the game as was going to put a a Sports Action bet for a Lion win.
Saved $$$$  ;D
Thought these guys would suck it up & come out & play hard.
Still going to watch the replay sometime to see "how they managed to lose again"
Read they have a new O line coach.
This team is so down.
My guess the Lion season ticket base will drop / attendance...
Did they not charge more for season tickets to cover the big signings.
Think within the Lion system the players self implode as Reilly eats up a big $$$ & that means other players on the team get a smaller piece of the pie.
Reilly got a big slice with ice cream. JEALOUSY will stop team chemistry.
Will the signing be like the Mark M. Canuck signing...(ex Oiler...ex Ranger )
Or Big Country Grizzlies.... $$$$$$$$$ but not good results.
Thought FA post would be here. Guess he's busy standing on the street corner trying to sell his remaining season tickets.  ;D
( just joking...maybe Chris will buy them for 49% dis count ...
I'll buy them for 99% discount. )
Well maybe the latest in media " heads on Lion staff will be cut.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 08, 2019, 11:30:49 AM
Lions QB only sacked 2x !!!
They could of won this game so easily but again they stalled in the red zone.
Actually seen improvements.
Sometimes a team has to go thru hard knocks when so many major changes were done from coaches / players...
Takes time to adjust & jell.
Do not worry FA the Lions will roar again sooner or later.
Check out Ottawa & Argos record. Not very good either.
Esks Harris injured so they may go for a slide...plus they have recent losses...
Talking about Renagades ....they will be chopped meat for the hungry Lions !!!! ;D
Lions should win this game "for sure" unless they pull out another trick or two on how to lose close games. They easily could have 5-6 W's if they could play a better 4th qtr.
Lions will win the coming home game. FA will go home happy !!!!  ;)
Maybe a launch pad for good things to happen. Claybrooks coach of the year.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on September 08, 2019, 02:37:49 PM
Another Guarantee Loss on Friday ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 08, 2019, 08:14:48 PM
Another Guarantee Loss on Friday ;)
FA you may be right.
What scares me is Jennings has played at BC Place more times than Reilly.
It's his old stomping grounds & he just may come out & play the game of his life.
Plus to prove to the Lions they made a mistake not signing him.
But my $$$ will go on the Lions but as both teams are losing teams the pay back is not good so why bet?
Go Lions Go Go Lions Go !!!
Tell ya one thing this season has been like a soap opera.
Media is hockey crazy in Vancouver so....sports reporters hardly criticize the Lions.
Now if this was Regina...there would be a page or 2 in the Leader Post blasting the GM coaches players  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 13, 2019, 08:36:47 PM
Another Guarantee Loss on Friday ;)
21-0 at half time!!!
Reilly #13 QB is having a great game on Friday 13th full moon.
This team is "spooky".
Even Carter has a TD.
Now should the Lions lose this game they will really be supreme "spooky".
No sacks on Mike R. so far.
How cool is that.
FA ya must be having a good time " finally " in a home game.
Ottawa kinda looks like the recent past Lions. A down team.
Let's finish these guys off & then go to Ottawa next week for desert. (Another W )  ;D
Still lots of football to go so Lions keep it up & do not take take foot off the pedal.
Guaranteed WIN !!!  ;)
EDIT IN: end of game & Lions actually get their 1st home win.  :o
Since Bates the new O line coach came in the O line has played very very good.
Reilly not sacked !!!!
RB gets over 100 yds !!!!
Defence holds Ottawa to zero TDs
Return match next week in their home field.
Burnham is the big target for Reilly.
Actually my only beef is Carter should have his # called at least 3x a game for a streak or long bomb.
Route should be at least 10 yards from the sidelines. In other words give him room to adjust to the ball should it be off line. Carter has speed & height to run under the ball. Too close to sidelines & the catch may be out of bounds thus it's all for nothing.
Good feeling to get the W.
FA ya must be whistling "Dixie" & a joyful return to your residence !!!
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on September 13, 2019, 11:33:11 PM
Just got home after celebrating the Lions' victory with a well deserved post game meal. As Chris is fond of saying we're rolling, rolling, rolling  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 21, 2019, 04:15:53 PM
Lions vs Redblacks (what is a Redblack....it's better than having 2 CFL teams named the Roughriders )  Return matchup. Two teams with a losing record...RedBlacks have a chip on their shoulder.
Ottawa marching downfield on running plays !!! Game has "HEAT".
Go Lions Go !
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on September 21, 2019, 07:01:55 PM
Lions win 40-7. In 2 games they have outscored Ottawa a whopping 69-12 !
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 22, 2019, 02:42:20 AM
69-12 !!! That will bring back the swagger feeling.
All smiles on the sidelines.
OL has been touched on the head with a fairy wand it seems.
Mercy rule in effect. O'Brian in at QB plus with only yds from end zone Lions take a knee & run out the clock.
Happy Days are here again.
Expected this in game 1 but at least it's happening now !!!
Now is what counts.
John White TD run for TD had such a big hole even 85 yr old granny could of run it in for a score...or even " what's his name ....member here ...could of run it in!!!!  ;D
Let's play football boys...lots of good catches runs defence...Lions on a roll & hope they keep it going !
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 28, 2019, 10:22:20 PM
What an interesting & enjoyable game. Started slow but then offences on both sides got red hot.
What a crazy ending inwhich it looked like the Lions were going to lose.
Lions shoot themselves in the foot like in their other crazy losing games...but no ...3rd down 60 sec on clock & a field goal chip shot gives the Als a 1 pt lead.
They decide to go for the TD on the 2 yd line.
Lions make the stop ...measurement & it's short.
Lions on 2nd & long will have to punt the ball away to the Als if they cannot get 8yds.
Pass incomplete & Als defender gets a pass interference penalty !!! 1st down Lions & they run out the clock.
This time it 's the Als who made the game blunder !!!
Great stop on the 3rd down gamble !!! Lions got the stop that would of given the Als the win.
How do they not go for the sure thing field goal ???  ;D
Hope FA heart is slowing down after that wild finish.
Reilly over 300 yds passing.
His arm looked strong. Go Lions Go!!!!
Game started at 7pm but as it got darker outside the Lions got more on the prowl. Just like real pride of lions in Africa. Hunt after darkness falls.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on September 28, 2019, 11:46:36 PM
It was chilly sitting in the stadium with the roof opened. Als took advantage of the Lions' undersized defensive line and ran the ball at will. Khari Jones' decision to go for it on 3rd down on the 2 yard line cost the Als the game.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on September 29, 2019, 12:38:18 PM
Ya say it was chilly with the stadium roof opened.
Most nights I go on a 30 minute pedal bike ride to kill some evening calories & yes just in the last few PMs the temp. is no longer in the 60's F but in the 50's & even one night 48 F.
Ya I know the Celsius is in but they still use YARDS & not metres in the CFL ! But think of those really cold games in Alberta SK & Manitoba !!! -30 & colder & wind & snow.
Yet they build new multi million dollar stadiums with no retractable roof ???? Blunder ! And another blunder.....last night. Lion players & coaches must be still laughing. 3 wins in a row.

3rd & goal kick a field goal & win by a pt. should the defense stop the Lions with little time on the clock.
Guess how Reilly with 3-4 plays near near the end of the 1st half & got the field goal scared the Als so they wanted the TD which would force the Lions to also get a TD with 60 sec left in the game.
The Als defence must of felt bad as the coach did not trust they could stop the Lions in getting to field goal range.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 06, 2019, 12:04:35 AM
Impressive win by the Lions. 55-8 over the Toronto Argos. Lions win coupled with a Leaf defeat. Perfect evening.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 06, 2019, 12:25:48 AM
Impressive win indeed. Everything went right for the Lions. They could do no wrong.
Is this the same team that started the season ??? Same coach ???? Same QB Same O-line ??? Same D.
Argos OC is ya Jacque Chap.... ;D
Un-real catches by Burnham.
Even Carter was all white teeth. Smile from ear to ear. He made some good catches & got more attention.
Lions win ,Leafs lose ya say. O boy noted Leaf fan(s) not happy.
Canucks kinda look sleepy. 0-2.
Going to be interesting in Edmonton next week. Pay back time.
Will our O line keep our QB safe in that game ?
Edmonton plan will be "get Reilly".
Lion players/coaches were laughing joking smiling all game long on the sidelines.
Sleep better & enjoy their meals /digest food better/ even BM better ( crap better )  ;D
Think this W deserves a glass of France red wine or two.
One thing with being at the game you see the whole field & where all the players run. On boob tube the camera follows the ball so one only sees 25% of what is going on. I missed 75% of each play.
FA another drive home smiling singing "Dixie".
Grey Cup sooner than later !!!
 
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 06, 2019, 12:52:02 AM
Next week's game should be a good one. I hear Edmonton players are talking about bringing out the brooms. Just what the Lions need; dressing room motivation.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 06, 2019, 02:51:55 AM
Next week's game should be a good one. I hear Edmonton players are talking about bringing out the brooms. Just what the Lions need; dressing room motivation.
Just finished 2 red wine drinks ( glass a little bigger than average but not by much ) & about 2.5 hrs Elvis songs he sang in Vegas.
For some odd reason checked this site & there was FA 2 nd post on the CFL.
Life full of surprises.
Yep that is music to the Lions ears...other team predicting a sweep should get the Lions juices flowing !!!
Weather conditions ?
Cold snow wind can play a big factor as well.
Go Lions Go. Kick their butt!
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 12, 2019, 05:04:10 PM
My plan was to get home by 4pm to watch Edmonton vs BC game from Alberta. Was delayed via longer conversations / hard to keep visit short sometimes. Anyways just put boob tube on & it's into the 2nd Qtr & the tv guy says that Reilly has a broken rib thought he said but they showed replay of the hit & Reilly is holding his wrist ??? as he walked off the field.
So did I hear right ...is it rib ? Or is it his wrist.
The way he held his wrist I have to strongly believe it's a broken wrist. Not his throwing hand.
Reilly's tough but he's out for the season as is Durant a reciever. CRAZY.
Well doesn't that suck.
Next year.
Murphy's Law message in the fortune cookie for the BC Lions 2019 season. Everything went wrong.
Every Lion fan must have aged faster & got extra grey hair.

Good night Irene.
Next year bring in tons of O linemen & get guys that will protect our QB.
EDIT IN: watched some rugby games going on in Japan.
These guys are super strong & tough. No pads or helmet & they hit & tackle each at full speed & force.
During game a player who had the ball is running gets tackled to the ground & player literally pile onto the poor guy like bulls trying to gore. In the CFL the ref would call piling on penalties.
The thought that came to me was....these world class rugby players would make star defensive or O line players !!!
They also would be great running backs.
& ya even field goal kickers. ( they kick the ball thru posts from extreme angles )
Lions need a O line...they should hire 5 world class rugby players.
And 2 for running backs.
Finally one for kick offs / field goals.
One thing for sure is the Lions will have a better season next year.
Repeat: fix the O line in trading camp & this team will go places.
 

Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 12, 2019, 08:46:40 PM
Yeah it was a broken wrist on his non throwing arm. Aaron Grymes also out with a torn ACL
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on October 19, 2019, 01:51:13 AM
Lions vs Riders at home without their #1 QB.
O'Brian the #2 guy ...got reps all week. Did not help one bit. He's the "pits".
The Lion 3rd stringer QB gets injured in his try later in game. He looks like the "pits" too.
Anyone got Doug Flutie's phone number ?
Lions poo their pants in this one. Well they are out of playoffs before the whistle blew but SK fighting for 1st place with Stampers ( & Winnipeg in mix too )
Something tells me the Lions kinda gave this game away ...so Sk gets the western final in Regina possibly. Sub consciously lost of course so not 100% on purpose.
Who wants the Stamps to go all the way ...most of CFL fans do not. They have had enough Cups in recent yrs. But should Stamps get the Cup again well then "good for them". Best team win is my thinking. Lions owner has team for sale. Been a very hard yr for him & Lion fans.

Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on October 19, 2019, 09:08:57 PM
Been a very hard yr for him & Lion fans.

You're telling me. :)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 03, 2019, 12:51:20 AM
FA's BC Lions have had a up. & down season.
Mainly down.
Braddon Bridge QB got a start in the 2nd half & he looked very comfortable & cool on the field.
He threw some nice balls for completions but he threw interceptions mainly because he was rushed or pressured & he chanced it to make something out of the play.
I mean when a D man just runs by OL #58 & straight to the QB ????
The Lion player looked like he was on a time out.
He barely moved ???
He gets paid to try to stop the rush. Unreal.
Other OL guys ???
Definately the Lions need 5 good offensive linemen for next season. Reilly weakness is he just sits in the pocket even if the blitz is on...stitting duck. Try to bale out at least & buy time. Bridge at least sees the pressure & he bales out & buys time. What else do the Lions need?
An OC that can get in play calls so when the blitz comes Lions throw a quick hitter...over the middle for easy 6-8 yds. Make the blitzing team pay for bringing the house. Come & get me...bang over the middle pass for 8 yds.
Bridge senses the heat & he runs out of the pocket & buys time & finds recievers for completions.
If I were coach ...my first move of the start of the season would be for QBs to wear extra protection around the ribcage so soften the big hits they will take.
Next season fix OL &  Reilly #1 QB for starts but if he has a bad half pull him out & start Bridge in the 2nd half. Yes I think he brings a lot to the table & is a great fit for our back up.
Who's going to win the Cup this yr?
Sk or Hamilton or Calgary or Winnipeg are some favourites out of the 6.
Nice if SK takes it or Blue Bombers.
Best fans are SK I think & glad they have a good team.
But let the chips fall where they will. Best team or well prepared team win it all.

Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 03, 2019, 07:57:17 PM
Stampedes far from being sharp last night. If they play like last night against the Bombers it would be over quick
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 03, 2019, 11:47:29 PM
Stampedes far from being sharp last night. If they play like last night against the Bombers it would be over quick
. Agreed. Stamp recievers could not catch the ball & it was in their hands.

There was another game at BC Place where the visiting team had a lousy game ..Hamilton I think it was.
They got 13 pts or something ??? & still won.
Lions seemed snake bitten this yr but teams turn around quick...
Next year will be better.  :)
( wonder how many Lion aged fans dropped dead via heart attack ? )
Did not see Wally Buono at the game. Maybe some fans would chant his name. "Come back Wally!"
"One more year"

Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 06, 2019, 11:04:53 AM
FA there was a GM meeting with the head coach.
Kinda like judgement or performance.
Another meeting in a few days & we find out if Claybrooks will be the head coach next year.
I think he deserves another chance.
The O line was the problem.
But something tells me there are other career coaches now unemployed have expressed interest to coach again with any cfl team needing a coach.
Example : ex Argo Als & Chicago Bear coach ....
Or Lulay even ( who knows )
We will find out.
It will not be Wally B. that's for sure.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 06, 2019, 04:29:34 PM
Claybrooks was fired today. It was inevitable given his record. Ed Hervey should have been fired too
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 06, 2019, 05:49:26 PM
Claybrooks was fired today. It was inevitable given his record. Ed Hervey should have been fired too
Wow that was quick.
The head coach is normally the go to guy to shake up an organization.
Easier to fire the coach than get rid of 1/2 the team.
The guy really wanted to win badly. Bet he has cried tears.
Nevertheless he should catch on as defensive coach or possibly head position even in future.
FA for head coach  8)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 06, 2019, 07:25:30 PM
Being head coach cuts into my fishing g time :)
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 10, 2019, 01:08:25 PM
Coach FA the play-off game is won by the Esks over the Als.
37-29.
Near the end of the game QB Adams ran & went to the ground & the Edmonton D held up on the tackle nevertheless his hand grabbed the back of Adams helmet. Should of been a penalty.
Shortly after QB Adams ran up field & went down & right after a big Edmonton D man fell right on top of his back. Full weight/helmet in his back.
Should of been a penalty. Roughing or piling on.
But Edmonton played a great game & deserved to win.
Next week Esks vs Tigercats.
           Next game today Stamps & Bombers at Calgary / cold & snowy. -15 C
Grey Cup in Calgary in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: Fish Assassin on November 10, 2019, 03:29:14 PM
Winnipeg leading Calgary 15-14 in the 3rd quarter. Because of the cold weather whichever team has the better running game will win
Title: Re: 2019 CFL Season
Post by: A-BOATER on November 10, 2019, 04:01:24 PM
25-14 in the 4th 9:16 to go.
Lots of empty seats in McMann Stadium.
With all that oil $$$ & boom yrs in the past they could be playing in a warm covered place.
& the game would be a sell out.
Looks like Bombers have a good chance to W but we have seen games that looked like the sure W only for the other team score 14 or more pts with little time on clock.
Hope Stamps lose as they got the Cup last yr.

EDIT IN:
......game over & Bombers win by a landslide !!! Crazy. QB was forcing the ball too many times so am not surprised he was picked off. Forcing the ball on a 30 yd pass with his receiver covered like glue by 2 defenders !!!! He's asking to be picked off. 
You called it "right on" FA ...last week ya commented that the Stamps did not play well in their win over the Lions.
Ya also stated the run will decide a W or a loser.
Right again you are. Run up the middle for long TD.
The back up big physical QB comes in & runs for big yds & pts.
Early part of game Stamps looked good & Bombers not so but it's a long game in those cold snowy conditions.
Now it's Bombers vs Roughriders & Esks vs Tigercats.
Could the Grey Cup matchup be between Esk vs Bombers or Sk.  ;D
Esk vs Bombers is not so weird as yrs ago Winnipeg was in the east division I think when Ottawa had no team.
But Sk Roughriders vs Ed. Esks for Grey Cup "interesting to say the least.
Whoever makes it there hopefully the game conditions will not be too cold.
-15 C today but Monday & during week only around 0 C ( 32 F ).
32 F would be ok.