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Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:50 pm

Lulay 19/28, 67.9%, 338 yards, 1 TD.

Fun game for us. Sloppy finish.

Huge offensive game for us.

Jones and Wally shake after the game, Gotta do that.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:56 pm

Lulay and Glenn ...


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Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:57 pm

Rushing ... Huge game for us.


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Receiving ... Huge game for us.


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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:00 pm

I would have liked more TDs and for the D to play 100% till the final whistle.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:03 pm

Beautiful pick by Anthony Thompson. He is already looking like our best NAT Safety in the last few years. Early yet, though.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Burnham steals it ...
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:07 pm

So far, Burnham is my favorite most exciting lions receiver since Fernandez. Hope he sticks around for longer.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:11 pm

A great game overall but that last 3 mins plus a couple of really undisciplined penalties should get the riot act. Also, the short kick off. More effort is required on that.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:24 pm

Sir Purrcival wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:11 pm
A great game overall but that last 3 mins plus a couple of really undisciplined penalties should get the riot act. Also, the short kick off. More effort is required on that.
The defence up to the insertion of Bridge were playing a "statement game". Then they went out with a whimper. I realize the backups were in but it left a foul taste in my mouth.
I hope the collective leadership amongst the players address it during game balls.

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IMO Lulay's arm looks stronger than ever. Good touch too. I expect his presence in the huddle is very reassuring for the troops. A coach on the field.

JJ10 back soon. Please be decisive, Wally. I don't think a 2 QB system works. Although I am a long time Lulay fan, I think it has to be JJ10 at the helm, when he is ready.


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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:08 pm

A couple of concerns:

Glenn and the Riders offence moved the ball easily for the first 2 or 3 possessions. If it was not for some big plays to stop drives, the Riders could have easily put 10-14 points on the board in the first quarter. Based on the start, I never would have dreamed the Lions would be looking at a possible shutout late in the 4th quarter.

Speaking of which... those 15 points the Riders scored late really bother me. I get that the Lions defence has had so many injuries of late that Washington needed to get starters off the field once the game appeared to be over. But for a team that has been burned by a couple of last minute melt downs, I would have liked to see the Lions defence a statement by shutting out a team when they had the chance.

Can the Riders beat us by 16 next week? Not likely. Could they beat us by 31? Absolutely not. The Lions could have effectively won the season series tonight. Instead they left the door open just a crack for the Riders.

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WestCoastJoe wrote:
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JJ10 back soon. Please be decisive, Wally. I don't think a 2 QB system works. Although I am a long time Lulay fan, I think it has to be JJ10 at the helm, when he is ready.
Agreed. LU just said that TL was "winded, with a helmet to the ribs". It was nice to see JJ10 out there on one knee while he was down and there was all the uncertainty about how bad it was. JJ10 could be close to returning, since he was dressed for this game. (It will be JJ10 bobblehead night vs CGY Aug 18th).

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Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Question for those that believe a two-QB system doesn't work (and I do think you're on the right side of history believing that), but just the same, I'd be interested in hearing thoughts/opinions on where the main problems lie with that: As I've opined before in consideration of this notion, with Jonathan and Travis there would be little if any ego issues arising. So a healthy vibe would still be happening.

Plus there have been notable instances in CFL history where it has worked rather well for a spell. Names cited earlier in this forum (another thread) and also some cited by Suitor and Cuthbert during the telecast today support that. I'm not full-out lobbying for this, but I guess my sentimental side along with my admiration for the current play of Travis has me leaning that way (with my heart at least) at the moment.

Is it really that impractical? Even if contrary to the usual arrangement and/or coaching philosophy. Just asking. Again, I wouldn't suggest randomly platooning from series to series, but perhaps consider a designated half-game for each, or change-ups from game to game, depending. I can almost see some clever coaches managing that. Likely beyond the scope of our current offensive coordinator's usually rigid imagination though. Although, I liked a lot of what I saw tonight from the offence (although sputtering out and settling for field goals a few times--too many--got me muttering!)

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Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:17 pm

Barnes-Holloway seemed to work fairly well but I think those kinds of situations are clearly a minority thing.
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