Time for changes with Lions?

HOSEA CHEUNG, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET

This upcoming bye week for the B.C. Lions just might be the best case scenario.

It gives the two quarterbacks -- Buck Pierce and Jarious Jackson -- time to recover from their injuries and it also gives the team a chance to work on problem areas, ones that resulted in an embarrassing 37-10 defeat Friday night at B.C. Place.

Not only did Winnipeg keep the hosts from scoring more than 10 points, but the Blue Bombers offence ran wild all over the defensively challenged Lions, amassing a club record 393 rushing yards.

To make matters worse, running back Fred Reid did most of the damage and finished the night with two touchdowns and career highs in carries (26) and yards (260).

In comparison, the entire B.C. team rushed for 87 yards.

So what potentially would have been a historic night for coach Wally Buono, who is only one win away from tying Don Matthews for the CFL all-time coaching wins record, turned into arguably the lowest point of the Lions' season so far.

Time will tell whether roster changes will be made to this B.C. team, but the Lions must use this extra week to work on their ground defense and hopefully rebound from this pathetic performance.

Because unfortunately for them, that next win won't be coming easy with the league's top team, the Montreal Alouettes, heading into town.


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