Inconsistent trouble in the Lions' den

HOSEA CHEUNG,QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:22 PM ET

It’s not a label the B.C. Lions want to keep reverting back to.

When receiver Geroy Simon was asked last week to rate the team’s offence thus far, his immediate response was to point out the lack of consistency.

“We always talk about rhythm and try to be in a good rhythm, at times we’ve had that, at times we haven’t,” said the veteran.

After Friday’s game against the Alouettes, coach Wally Buono echoed the same theme. “At times we were not disciplined and at times the execution wasn’t exactly what you expected.”

Expect a similar message this week heading into Friday’s matchup in Toronto against the Argonauts.

While the offence is taking more flack than the defence – and deservedly so – both units are still showing unnecessary lapses.

With moments of brilliance few and far between, the offence led by Casey Printers have plenty more work ahead of them, and not just with consistency. A good start against the Argos would be to show greater diversity, such as utilizing second-year running back Jamall Lee more often.

The defence kept Montreal out of the end zone Friday, but took 95 of the team’s 130 penalty yards in the process.

Buono sent a message on the lack of discipline Monday by releasing defensive tackle Jeremy Gibbs, who had taken too many costly penalties including an unnecessary roughness penalty against the Als.

- The injuries are piling up for Printers. A week after suffering a strained left quad, the B.C. Lions quarterback showed up to practice Monday with a brace on his right knee and hobbled around but says he should be fine for Friday’s game.

- Offensive lineman Andrew Jones (knee) is on the injured reserve list after leaving the game against Montreal.


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