NFL cuts may bring Leos O-line help 0
Wally Buono, GM and president of the B.C. Lions. (QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)
The B.C. Lions have to play near-perfect football during the second half of the CFL season if they have any chance of winning another division title.
With powerhouse teams such as the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders ahead of them, it's probably a long shot at best.
Meanwhile, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Lions competition this Saturday, have their sights firmly set on the Eastern Division title.
After a horrible start to the year, the Tabbies finds themselves just one game back of the Toronto Argonauts who are quickly faltering without the services of arguably the best quarterback in the game, Ricky Ray.
The Leos go back on the road with a 1-3 record and much to prove having only beat the hapless Edmonton Eskimos in a monsoon at Commonwealth Stadium earlier in the season.
Wally Buono, the Leos GM and president, told Team 1040 radio that he's happy with the club, but did politely note that the offensive line is a bit of an issue.
With the NFL cuts scrambling for a home, look for Buono to bring in some south-of-the-border talent to push those on the team that are underwhelming. If he can work his magic and secure some Grade A, O-line beef, QB Travis Lulay and the rest of the receiving core could actually have a shot at building some long overdue chemistry heading down the stretch and into the post-season.
Like a broken record I've stated there's not much wrong with Lulay when he's given proper time. Last week in the first half of the home-and-home against the Steeltowners, No.14's arm did not disappoint.