Lions/Stampeders (score included)

Lions/Stampeders (score included)

Post by Ron Gib » Tue, 10 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Calgary Stampeders defeated B.C. Lions 41-27 today in Vancouver before
just under 33,000 fans.  This was really two games in one, as B.C.
dominated the first half and outscored the Stamps 20-11.  During this
time, the Lion defence held Calgary to only 80 net yards in offence, and
were in Jeff Garcia's face on every play.  

However, in the second half it was a different story.  Calgary made the
right adjustments at half time in order to slow the Lions' rush down and
get their inside receivers open.  But the biggest factor was that B.C.'s
offence went stone cold with a series of "two and outs" which allowed the
Stamps to control the ball for almost all of the third quarter.  They
quickly overcame the deficit with three field goals, and went on to score
three straight touchdowns which put the Lions away.  

Danny McManus once again has to shoulder a great deal of the blame for
this loss.  Although he was able to connect for two long touchdowns to
Robby Gordon,
his passes generally were wildly inaccurate.  Furthermore, he only chose
to run the ball on a random basis which I believe played right into the
Stamp's hands.  
I suspect that most defences in the league figure that if they can stop
Cory Philpot, they can stop the Lions, because Danny Mac is not a good
enough passer
to be a threat.  Not running with Cory simply makes this fact more obvious.

I do not want to keep talking about the attendance at Lions' games, but as
a season ticket holder and loyal fan, I can't help but be disappointed in
Vancouver's response to this team.  It was a perfect day for indoor
football (rain and wind), and the afternoon start would allow people to
get home in time to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.  The fact that only 33K
would show up to see the Lions play the arch-rival Stamps makes me wonder
if CFL football can ever succeed in this city again.  It just seems that
Vancouver sports fans have turned away from Canadian football, and there
is nothing that can be done to get them back.

OK, I have said my piece, and I promise never to speak about this topic
again. (-:

--
Ron Gibbs

Vancouver, Canada

 
 
 

Lions/Stampeders (score included)

Post by Isail2w » Wed, 11 Oct 1995 04:00:00

What is an average CFL crowd for the thanksgiving game!?

 
 
 

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Post by Norm » Wed, 11 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Calgary Stampeders defeated B.C. Lions 41-27 today in Vancouver before
> just under 33,000 fans.  This was really two games in one, as B.C.
> dominated the first half and outscored the Stamps 20-11.  During this
> time, the Lion defence held Calgary to only 80 net yards in offence, and
> were in Jeff Garcia's face on every play.  

> However, in the second half it was a different story.  Calgary made the
> right adjustments at half time in order to slow the Lions' rush down and
> get their inside receivers open.  But the biggest factor was that B.C.'s
> offence went stone cold with a series of "two and outs" which allowed the
> Stamps to control the ball for almost all of the third quarter.  They
> quickly overcame the deficit with three field goals, and went on to score
> three straight touchdowns which put the Lions away.  

> Danny McManus once again has to shoulder a great deal of the blame for
> this loss.  Although he was able to connect for two long touchdowns to
> Robby Gordon,
> his passes generally were wildly inaccurate.  Furthermore, he only chose
> to run the ball on a random basis which I believe played right into the
> Stamp's hands.  
> I suspect that most defences in the league figure that if they can stop
> Cory Philpot, they can stop the Lions, because Danny Mac is not a good
> enough passer
> to be a threat.  Not running with Cory simply makes this fact more obvious.

  Next year if Millington is out for the season we can replace him with an
equally effective American and have the  backfield double threat necessary
keep strong defences like Calgary and Edmonton off balance while also being
able to help with QB protection and opening holes for Philpot. With a FB
the Lions can beat these teams and contend for the cup. Without one they've
got no shot.

 I'm extremely pissed. I refuse to be ripped off by the quota again.

 Norm

 
 
 

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Post by Ron Gib » Thu, 12 Oct 1995 04:00:00

In article

Quote:

> I found myself wondering where on earth Matt Clark was hiding. He
> certainly wasn't noticeable on the field after the first quarter. With a
> new guy (Jackie Kellogg) in the D-backfield to accompany the previously
> shaky Dondre Owens, the Stamps were asking to be thrown against. After
> the 2 big Lions TDs, McManus seemed to stop leading his receivers
> properly and couldn't find anyone in the flat. I suspect he may have got
> his bell rung. Also, Alondra Johnson was at the top of his game in
> drop-back mode all through the second half. I figure it was his best pass
> coverage performance all year.

Yeah, A.J. looked really good on Monday.  But IMO he looked good when he
played for the Lions too.  He was yet another player that Bob O'Billovitch
let get away.

As for Matt Clark, he has not really been a part of the Lions' offence all
season.  There is a sentiment out here in B.C. that he is being played out
of position, IOW he should return to his former slotback role.  He doesn't
seem to have the speed to get open consistently against quick
cornerbacks.  Anyways, for whatever reason, Matt has not seen a lot of
balls this season.

BTW Danny probably did not have his bell rung.  He has played like this
practically all year.  Lion fans have become sadly used to his wild throws
and poor choices.  I like Danny as a person and a team leader, but he has
not done the job at quarterback this year.

--
Ron Gibbs

Vancouver, Canada

 
 
 

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Post by Theodore Kame » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Yeah, A.J. looked really good on Monday.  But IMO he looked good when he
>played for the Lions too.  He was yet another player that Bob O'Billovitch
>let get away.

   Is there any end to that list?

Quote:
>As for Matt Clark, he has not really been a part of the Lions' offence all
>season.  There is a sentiment out here in B.C. that he is being played out
>of position, IOW he should return to his former slotback role.  He doesn't
>seem to have the speed to get open consistently against quick
>cornerbacks.  Anyways, for whatever reason, Matt has not seen a lot of
>balls this season.

  I could understand playing him outside when Darren Flutie was
in the lineup. What has surprised me is that they didn't move
Clark inside and have Yo Murphy outside the last few weeks. If
your slots are supposed to be possession receivers, Yo ain't it,
he's got a serious case of the dropsies.

Butch Kamena

 
 
 

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Post by Judy You » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>  Next year if Millington is out for the season we can replace him with an
>equally effective American and have the  backfield double threat necessary
>keep strong defences like Calgary and Edmonton off balance while also being
>able to help with QB protection and opening holes for Philpot. With a FB
>the Lions can beat these teams and contend for the cup. Without one they've
>got no shot.

> I'm extremely pissed. I refuse to be ripped off by the quota again.
> Norm

        I think Blackwood, next year, would mature into a very good FB.  You're
forgetting that these teams the Lions are losing to are also facing the Import
Quota......I might agree with you if they were losing to US teams.  Besides
they gave away the Edmonton game on defense, not offense.
 
 
 

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Post by John Sutherla » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00



: >Yeah, A.J. looked really good on Monday.  But IMO he looked good when he
: >played for the Lions too.  He was yet another player that Bob O'Billovitch
: >let get away.

:    Is there any end to that list?

        Seems not!  The only list longer is the one with all the good
players Doug Risebrough let go, but alas, that is for a different
newsgroup....

: >As for Matt Clark, he has not really been a part of the Lions' offence all
: >season.  There is a sentiment out here in B.C. that he is being played out
: >of position, IOW he should return to his former slotback role.  He doesn't
: >seem to have the speed to get open consistently against quick
: >cornerbacks.  Anyways, for whatever reason, Matt has not seen a lot of
: >balls this season.

:   I could understand playing him outside when Darren Flutie was
: in the lineup. What has surprised me is that they didn't move
: Clark inside and have Yo Murphy outside the last few weeks. If
: your slots are supposed to be possession receivers, Yo ain't it,
: he's got a serious case of the dropsies.

        Unfortunately for the Leos, the whole ***y team has them!  I
still can't believe the amount of dropped balls in the second Leo/Esk
game here in Commonwealth!  Not dropped balls by irregulars, but pure and
simple 1st string skill players.  Are they getting too much butter on
their pancakes the morning before the game or what??  It obviously isn't
the weather change, since they did the same (although not as many)
against Calgary in their comfortable dome.  What's the story?

Drew

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+               -Drew Sutherland                        +

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Post by David Hn » Sun, 15 Oct 1995 04:00:00

    No, its not to much to ask. Its what your owed as a supporter (I
assume a paying supporter) of any sports franchise. As one of the few
Canadians I've read with an apparently positive view on the abolishment
of a rule that will not only help Canidian teams but the game in general
I say, stand up an continue to be counted, yours is one of the few sane
minds in opperation.

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