Ending the season with a loss is never easy and the disappointment showed yesterday during the Lions locker cleanout.
The 56-18 rout was still fresh in the B.C. players' minds at the Surrey practice facility, and for some, it could take a bit longer to get over.
"I sit on it for at least the next week, you just can't get away from it," said Aaron Hunt. "'Cause they are going to be on TV everyday talking about how bad they beat us."
While Hunt plans to take some time off for a mental break, his fellow defensive line member is already looking ahead to the next step.
"As soon as the game is over, you start to think, what can I do better," said Ricky Foley. "I start thinking about the offseason already."
With players handling the defeat differently, coach Wally Buono had his own take on the emotions going through his team.
"It's a very empty, hollow feeling," he said. "It's a feeling that you weren't able to get the job done."
And while Buono plans to let things settle down first, he notes that changes will be coming but is not willing to talk about specific personnel.
As for rumours of him possibly leaving to take a job with another CFL team, Buono reiterated that he is committed to the Lions and that staying here is the best thing for him at this time.