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by Toppy Vann
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Burnett and Gaitor released
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Burnett and Gaitor released

Blitz: Chris Rainey, on offence last year averaged over 8 yards a carry. This season his rushing average is pedestrian. On punt returns, he has the worst average in the CFL, but that has been the result of poor blocking more than anything else. I have never seen a BC ST so bad that they literally ar...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 18, October 20 - 22
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: CFL Games of Week 18, October 20 - 22

WOW.. Duron Carter to play CB and REC vs Stamps. In the old days of Jackie Parker, Kenny Ploen, etc - all these guys played two ways. Jim Young Dirty 30 played both ways. http://www.tsn.ca/riders-carter-to-play-both-ways-vs-stamps-1.888654 Bo Levi response on Twitter: Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mit...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 18, October 20 - 22
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: CFL Games of Week 18, October 20 - 22

SSK @ CGY ... I think Calgary wins. Could be close. WPG @ Tor ... Argos EDM @ BC ... We could win. HAM @ MTL ... TiCats SSK @ CGY... It might be a close one. Sask is sounding like the 94 BC Lions who went on to win the GC (okay maybe not quite like that group of brawlers but it seems they're pretty...
by Toppy Vann
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Is it time to institute replay for helmet to helmet contact?
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Is it time to institute replay for helmet to helmet contact?

Caught a bit of a CBC radio interview with Ken Dryden last night on his new book on Steve Montador. Then just noticed that Bob Mackenzie has written on TSN on the book and head shots as he personally has had to deal with this as a family issue. http://www.tsn.ca/the-work-continues-and-begins-with-ke...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions ownership discussion thread
Replies: 231
Views: 12865

Re: Lions ownership discussion thread

It's a factor that a seller in declaring outstanding litigation but if this is the hangup I can't see anyone buying a team as this issue will not go away with a couple of lawsuits.
by Toppy Vann
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Leos vs Bombers, GDT
Replies: 213
Views: 2307

Re: Leos vs Bombers, GDT

Wally is a legend, and was a major reason why this team turned things around after the disaster that was the late 90's. His teams were always contenders, and our long playoff streak is a testament to his abilities as a coach. He's also shown a knack for releasing players just before their best befo...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Leos vs Bombers, GDT
Replies: 213
Views: 2307

Re: Leos vs Bombers, GDT

No QB in the CFL would have been successful standing in the pocket with the Bombers D line coming and also the blitz. It was hardly disguised by the Bombers as they knew the Lions blocking schemes and their tendencies (based on alignment and who was in the game) so they had no fear. Long bomb or sho...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Chris Williams
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Chris Williams

Is it coaching, or talent? How many years have we had problems with the o-line? Signing a receiver and letting go an all-star offensive lineman is putting the cart before the horse. Setting aside letting the Big O go to the Als and CW80, I suspect that the Bombers intimate (Buck Pierce WPG coach) k...
by Toppy Vann
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 79
Views: 3802

Re: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Arceneaux's pre-game questioning if players will show up (not sure of the words exactly) is a bit reminiscent of comments heard from Nik Lewis of the Als. I'm guessing #84's comments are along the lines of Lewis' comments that professionals have to come to play. Interpretation then: These players th...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9

....coaching does make huge difference so does losing your starring QB Criticize Wally but at least he knows about having two quarterbacks. Walters and O Shea overpaid Nichols and hoped for the best. Luckily again for the Bombers the injury did not look serious. Could get interesting yet. Wally has...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9

I think Lapo outcoached himself as Harris had just 4 touches in the first half and Matt N had his hand crunched twice. Not sure why Harris didn't get in the mix more until the 2nd half. Yes, it's a better coached team now with Jones running it. Nice quick kick on 2nd down that speedy Banks got to as...
by Toppy Vann
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions Feeling the Pressure/Wally May Coach Another Season
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Lions Feeling the Pressure/Wally May Coach Another Season

For me it's kind of "a damned if you; damned if you don't" situation with Wally and his record of picking HCs. I'm not sure I want Mark Washington over Wally coaching and that's exactly who BC will get if Wally has his way. If it were to be LaPo, I'd sure want to know he's learned something as he di...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Trent Richardson to the Riders
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Trent Richardson to the Riders

Trent Richardson to play for Riders this week in Toronto. This from Pro Football Talk : http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/04/trent-richardson-will-play-in-cfl-for-first-time-on-saturday/ Hardly complimentary to this guy nor to Marc Trestman. I guess MT was a "washout" in the NFL. It stru...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: CFL Games of Week 16, October 6 - 9

Great assessment WCJ. I think the order is bang-on. I wouldn't change anything. I just shake my head when I see that we are at #6 with all our talent (some might even argue for Ottawa to be there as they beat us in August). Such a wasted season thus far. But we are what our record states that we ar...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Is Wally Staying around in 2018?
Replies: 81
Views: 4319

Re: Is Wally Staying around in 2018?

I was shocked (but I agree with him ) at how Farhan described Kavis Reed as having written the book on How Not to be a General Manager! I thought they were giving sort of lip service to Mark W as a potential BC HC as they didn't have specifics - more like he'd been here a long time and could handle ...