Lulay injury puts focus on back-up pivots 0
BC Lions' quarterback Thomas DeMarco during CFL pre-season game at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday June 21, 2013, (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
Forget everything you've seen from the B.C. Lions offence this season. That's all about to change.
If QB Travis Lulay is out for an extended amount of time with a shoulder injury, this will be a much different looking offence. More talented? Definitely not. Simpler? Absolutely. More effective? Maybe.
Enter second-year pro Thomas DeMarco and former Lions starter Buck Pierce who will now battle it out in practice to see who gets first shot at filling No. 14's shoes.
The winner of the starting gig will immediately be thrown into the fire as the Leos head to the Prairies this weekend to finally face their long-hated Roughrider rivals.
If Lulay is out long term the new starter’s task becomes that much more daunting with Saskatchewan and Calgary on the schedule a combined five times in the final seven-game stretch.
The one piece of good news is both the Riders and Stamps are reeling from injuries even more so than the Leos.
With a new quarterback you can certainly count on a much simpler game plan, which actually could prove to be effective.
Perhaps they will lean on running back Andrew Harris a little more. He's like cowbell and you can never have enough Andrew Harris.
Chances are both DeMarco and Pierce will get a shot at performing under pressure. The one that succeeds under fire will win both the QB job and his teammates’ respect.
With so many success stories around the league of QBs who have ceremoniously come off the bench to win games, why not another one right here?