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by Blitz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Menard has re-signed with the Lions
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Menard has re-signed with the Lions

Menard was 2nd on our Leos in 2017 in quarterback sacks, even though he was only a rotational player who had limited reps. Menard has been one of my Leo faves since his rookie season. I posted several times, during 2016, that he should be getting reps, when he was being limited to special teams only...
by Blitz
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Shaq Johnson signs new contract
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Shaq Johnson signs new contract

What 'older' :) die hard Leos fan could ever forget Sonny Homer....or tight end Pat Claridge for that matter. I'm very happy about seeing Shaq Johnson signed. He has speed, which I think is very important for the National field side wide out position. Johnson had 30 receptions for 521 yards last sea...
by Blitz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions trade for RB Brandon Rutley
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Hervey Aquires Brandon Rutley

Ed Hervey has just traded for Brandon Rutley. We got him from Montreal for future considerations. I like Rutley. He had a 5.1 yard average last season on a bad Montreal offence. He will either back up Antonio Johnson or be used in a rotation as a starter as we did successfully in 2016 with Johnson a...
by Blitz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Durant released by Montreal
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Durant released by Montreal

I remember reading some posts that were critical of Chris Jones for not getting him signed to a new contract in Saskatchewan before last season. I was not one of them. I supported Jones decision. I viewed Durrant as an over-rated, often injured egocentric quarterback who expected to be babied and wh...
by Blitz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 80
Views: 5148

Re: Pending Lions free agent

Well, its interesting that our offensive line in 2016 played well enough to have our offence lead the CFL in rushing as well as protect Jonathan Jennings well enough that we finished with the 3rd least quarterback sacks in the CFL. Even though Dorazio hurt our offensive line when he benched Hunter S...
by Blitz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bighill released by Saints, re-signed for 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1918

Re: Bighill released by Saints

When we last won the Grey Cup in 2011, it was our defensive line that played the most important role in that successful season. Aaron Hunt and Khalif Mitchell were CFL All-Stars and Brent Johnson, Khareem Smith, Eric Taylor and Keron Willliams rounded out an outstanding defensive line. In 2006, our ...
by Blitz
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 442
Views: 21083

Re: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff

All the above may be true but it still doesn't change the fact that Braley is cheap, a statement that was made often in Toronto, before he sold the Argos (and tried to get above market value for them) “Home” games were played in Fort McMurray, Alberta (3,700 kilometres away!) and in Hamilton before ...
by Blitz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach, round out coaching staff
Replies: 52
Views: 3746

Re: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach

The question really becomes, how much of the player is in the coach? I always imagine that an OC spends time just running play after play in his head, thinking about this or that variation and how to react. How well can that coach think outside the box and be creative when that didn't seem to be an ...
by Blitz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach, round out coaching staff
Replies: 52
Views: 3746

Re: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach

Jarious has looked after the passing game and quarterbacks while being an assistant under Chris Jones. Jackson said, in an interview, that Wally is 'old school' but you know what he is thinking. I love listening to euphemisms in pro sports interviews, Blitz. There are two emerging that I've heard f...
by Blitz
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 442
Views: 21083

Re: Football Operations: Ed Hervey - GM, Wally Buono - VP and HC

Sounds to me like that 2017 offence as described was a product of Wally allowing his OC to build and run it as the OC sees fit. I think it had Khari's fingerprints all over it. To the best of my recollection It sounds exactly like the Bomber offence Khari ran quite successfully in his big years as ...
by Blitz
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 442
Views: 21083

Re: Football Operations: Ed Hervey - GM, Wally Buono - VP and HC

Jackson is stuck with Dorazio but he will try get away from Khari Jones over-focus on throwing to the slotbacks too often and spread the football out more. 2. Can Jarious Jackson help Jonathon Jennings see the whole field and break him of his tendency to target his two inside slots on 50% of his pa...
by Blitz
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 442
Views: 21083

Re: Football Operations: Ed Hervey - GM, Wally Buono - VP and HC

As I look at the Lions staff and the differences already from 2017 to 2018, I like the changes we have made so far this off-season. While I would have preferred a different Head Coach, defensive coordinator, and offensive line coach for 2018, our Lions staff is much improved for this upcoming season...
by Blitz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Jeff Reinbold is baaaaack... ST coach.
Replies: 30
Views: 1874

Re: Jeff Reinbold is baaaaack... ST coach.

This is a good hire for this season. Rinebold will bring passion and enthusiasm as well as experience to our special teams unit. Our Leos coaching staff will benefit from his approach. We also have to realize that we are in a 'win now' philosophy with our Leos. This is Buono's last season as Head Co...
by Blitz
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Twas the Night Before Xmas
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Twas the Night Before Xmas

'Twas’ the Night Before Christmas' or An Account of a Visit from our Lions' Saint Wally by Blitz Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Leo Land Not a creature was stirring, heck, not even Toppy Vann All Lionbackers’ stockings were hung by their chimneys with care, In hopes that St. Wally ...
by Blitz
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions trade Chris Williams to Montreal for Gabe Knapton
Replies: 27
Views: 1668

Re: Lions trade Chris Williams to Montreal for Gabe Knapton

I never agreed with the Chris Williams signing and especially the cost to our Leos because Wally signed Williams as a free agent- the cost was the trade of Olifioye to Montreal. However, in terms of Williams as a B.C. Lion there were a lot of factors that impacted his play including 1) he was coming...