Stumbling Lions looking for a break

Calgary Stampeders' Joffrey Reynolds evades a tackle by BC Lions' Dominie Pittman during the first...

Calgary Stampeders' Joffrey Reynolds evades a tackle by BC Lions' Dominie Pittman during the first half of CFL play at Empire Field in Vancouver, BC., Aug, 27, 2010. (CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)

HOSEA CHEUNG, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:52 PM ET

Yonus Davis struggled for words following the B.C. Lions seventh straight loss last Friday before he finally found a way to sum up his team’s performance.

“It’s bulls--t,” said the kick returner, who ran for a combined 233 yards. “Something needs to just start happening around here.”

It’s not a far-fetched conclusion that the fanbase shares the same sentiment.

Based on the 48-35 drubbing by the Stampeders – which saw the Lions make the score a bit more respectable with two late touchdowns – B.C. is far from turning their season around.

The same bad habits continue to haunt the club and while Calgary (7-1) might not be the easiest opponent to right the ship against, the Leos didn’t do themselves any favours.

By now, the problems are getting wearisome.

The inconsistency, the lack of execution, the poor discipline, the struggling offensive line, the incapable quarterback. And so on and so forth.

Davis is right, something needs to just start happening.

With Montreal’s Anthony Calvillo reportedly ruling himself out of this week’s upcoming game against the Lions, that something might already be transpiring.

The Alouettes veteran quarterback suffered a bruised sternum against Winnipeg a week and a half ago and is doubtful for Friday.

However, Montreal is coming off a bye week so they should be well-rested. Their defence has allowed only 193 points (second fewest overall) and 369 yards against per game (third fewest) so the Lions’ pourous offence are in for yet another big challenge. And their backup QB Chris Leak completed 10 of 15 passes for 99 yards versus the Blue Bombers after Calvillo went down.

So even though the Als are without their best player, it doesn’t mean B.C. is in for a cake walk.

It just means that the Lions could use all the breaks they can get.


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