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Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:21 am

Congratulations to Bryan Burnham, Solomon Elimimian and Ty Long on being named CFL West Division All-Stars by the Football Reporters of Canada and CFL head coaches. Just three Lions made the team. Calgary and Winnipeg had seven selections each. Ex-Lion Jermarcus Hardrick, who was picked up by Winnipeg last year after stints with B.C. and Saskatchewan, was named a West Division all-star tackle. The full list:

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/08/star-powe ... announced/
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Those 3 guys are certainly worthy.

Way to go, Bryan, :thup:

Sollie :thup:

and Ty. :thup:
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:20 pm

What ? No consideration for Antonio Johnson ? :wink:

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Derek Taylor of TSN, who charts every game in great detail and comes up with some amazing stats, believes (as I do) that Cody Husband was snubbed in the all-star voting.
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He wasn't as kind to Ty Long, ranking Long as the league's worst punter based on net yards per punt. He thought Rob Maver should have been the West's all-star punter.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Isn't net punting average a bit misleading? I mean, is it Ty Long's fault that we had absolutely abysmal punt coverage this season? I agree there should be a more rigorous All-Star criteria than just gross average, so maybe it's punts inside the 10 or something as well.


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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:01 pm

David wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:46 pm
Isn't net punting average a bit misleading? I mean, is it Ty Long's fault that we had absolutely abysmal punt coverage this season? I agree there should be a more rigorous All-Star criteria than just gross average, so maybe it's punts inside the 10 or something as well.


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Yes, it is a reflection of the punt team as a whole. Long may to blame for outkicking his coverage, for being inexperienced at directional punting and for punting into the end zone too often rather than out of bounds inside the 10 yard line but B.C.’s cover teams were awful this year. In fact, Long saved several touchdowns by making tackles after everyone else missed. He was probably the league’s best tackler among punters but there are no awards for that.

Long had 8 punts out of bounds inside the 10 yard line, which tied for third most in the league, but he led the league by far with 11 punt singles, each of which subtracts 35 yards from his net average compared to kicking it out of bounds near the goal line.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:56 pm

I saw a huge improvement in Ty Long from the start of the year. By year's end, I thought he was actually able to place his punts rather well. I still maintain that he has the strongest punting leg in the league. I know Rob Maver wasn't happy with the decision, but I don't think it's an egregious error to name Ty Long as a West All-Star.


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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:49 pm

Winnipeg’s secondary is awful. They gave up the most yardage in the league but somehow had 3 players named to the all-star team. Taylor Loffler got lost in zone coverage and gave up an easy TD to Adarius Bowman on Edmonton's first possession.
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