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by B.C.FAN
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions trade for RB Brandon Rutley
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Lions trade for RB Brandon Rutley

The Lions have acquired international running back Brandon Rutley from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for an unnamed player on B.C.’s negotiation list. This could be a good depth signing. The Lions used Chris Rainey in a rotation with Jeremiah Johnson last year but Rainey is a different type of ...
by B.C.FAN
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Alouettes sign QB Josh Freeman
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Alouettes sign QB Josh Freeman

The idea of TC fodder maybe had some merit 30 or 40 years ago when training camps lasted a month with full contact two-a-days just about every day. These days TC lasts 12 days with an average of 3 practices every 2 days and only 1 contact practice per day. With 75 players + draft picks eligible to ...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions free agents
Replies: 313
Views: 17143

Re: Pending Lions free agents

I wouldn't say Fabien is a key piece on the O-line. He was awful last year. Don't like seeing Johnson back either, we need to really upgrade our O-line. Yes, I should have said Steward and Fabien are the two remaining national starters who have yet to be signed. I think Steward is a key piece of th...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions free agents
Replies: 313
Views: 17143

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Just signed JOHNSON, Antonio for 2 more years. Bit surprised by this. Buono seems very high on him, me not so much. I think the Lions can do better and hope they sign guys to compete with him and not just hand him the job. Hunter Steward and Kirby Fabien are the two key pieces of the O-line remaini...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Jennings contract re-structured
Replies: 34
Views: 2356

Re: Jennings contract re-structured

This is excellent news. I don’t believe it has anything to do with the O-line. The only reason to restructure Jennings’ contract is to allow Travis Lulay to share the QB position once he’s healthy. Whoever plays better will get the most money.
by B.C.FAN
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach, round out coaching staff
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Re: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach

Points for are a bit deceiving. While the Bombers led the CFL with 554 they finished second in points on offense to Edmonton. Yes, Winnipeg led the league with 554 points but the Bombers also scored a league-leading 166 points off turnovers, including 8 defensive touchdowns. Take those points off t...
by B.C.FAN
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach, round out coaching staff
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Re: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach

Riders Fans ranked OC's in CFL and no surprise Lions ranked #8 LOL.However they said its cause Jarious is unproven...it was a toss up between Tresrman and Dickenson for #1 Not sure how you can name top OCs and not have Lapo in the mix. What he's been able to do in Winnipeg is nothing short of remar...
by B.C.FAN
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach, round out coaching staff
Replies: 52
Views: 3867

Re: Lions name Jarious Jackson offensive coordinator and QB coach

The Lions have rounded out their coaching staff, hiring former Saskatchewan assistant Markus Howell as passing game coordinator and receivers coach and confirming the return of OL coach Dan Dorazio and running backs coach Mike Lionello. The BC Lions Football Club today announced that Markus Howell h...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 446
Views: 21957

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

Herb Zurkowsky has more on the Montreal hirings of Khari Jones and Kahlil Carter and on Anthony Calvillo's decision to take a year away from coaching. Calvillo, who began 2017 as the Als’ quarterbacks coach but became the OC in September, following the firing of head coach Jacques Chapdelaine, said ...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 446
Views: 21957

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

It didn't take long for Khari Jones to land another job. Named OC in Montreal. http://3downnation.com/2018/01/03/new-alouettes-coaching-staff-features-plenty-cfl-experience/ Good for Khari. He faces a tough task. Who will he have at QB, Darian Durant, Drew Willy, James Franklin or Johnny Manziel? T...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Riders acquire Zach Collaros from Ticats
Replies: 28
Views: 1981

Re: Riders acquire Zach Collaros from Ticats

If I were a Rider fan, I would be worried. Collaros has lost 12 straight starts, he was the only regular QB rated lower than Jonathon Jennings last year in most statistical categories, and he is reportedly due to receive a $200,000 bonus on Feb. 1 and be the highest paid QB in the league in 2018. Th...
by B.C.FAN
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 446
Views: 21957

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

You think if David Sidoo owned the team we'd only have 3 US scouts. we'd be investing like crazy in recruiting and facilities, just like the eskimos and riders. If the waterboys owned the team, we'd be put a ton of money in to marketing. Rebuilding the teams brand, connection with the community and...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Football Operations: GM Ed Hervey, HC Wally Buono and the Coaching Staff
Replies: 446
Views: 21957

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

Former Lions director of U.S. scouting Ryan Rigmaiden has joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. On the scouting front, the Bombers have hired former B.C. Lions director of U.S. scouting Ryan Rigmaiden. Rigmaiden, based in North Carolina, will run free-agent camps, scout NFL games and U.S. college bowl g...
by B.C.FAN
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions free agents
Replies: 313
Views: 17143

Re: Pending Lions free agents

The Lions have signed centre Cody Husband to a one-year extension. IMO he's the best centre in the West Division, if not the entire league, and a real success story for Dan Dorazio, who converted him from a journeyman guard last year. https://twitter.com/FarhanLaljiTSN/status/946522087799250947 Grea...
by B.C.FAN
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Commissioner clears Manziel for CFL eligibility
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Commissioner clears Manziel for CFL eligibility

Let the negotiations begin. I suspect Manziel will end up in Montreal with new head coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M. Hamilton will need to re-sign Jeremiah Masoli first. I see June Jones' "best player to ever play up here" comment as nothing more than an attempt to hype Manziel's ...