It’s no surprise the B.C. Lions have released petulant quarterback Casey Printers.
Inconsistent performance is one thing, but when the club’s leader throws his helmet and points fingers at teammates, as Printers did after their loss Monday in Winnipeg, you know the problem is a lack of leadership.
Same for Lions cornerback Davis Sanchez, who took exception when a Bombers player spiked the ball after a touchdown. Sanchez’s roughing penalty and taunting infraction helped spark the Bombers’ comeback win while head coach Wally Buono did a slow burn on the sidelines. The Bombers resulting comeback victory has even given the hapless Edmonton Eskimos a glimmer of hope that they can catch B.C. for the final playoff spot in the CFL’s West Division.
One look at Ben Cahoon and you just know he’s too small to play football, possibly too slow and definitely too old.
Well, Cahoon continues to prove the critics wrong as he eclipsed Terry Vaughn’s career receptions record with his 1,007th catch last weekend against Calgary in his 13th pro season. The 10-time all-star and two-time Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian seemed embarrassed by the attention his record received but he’s certainly deserving of the accolades.
Big game for Argos
There are no playoff games in October, but the Toronto Argos-Hamilton Tiger-Cats clash Friday night will feel like a post-season matchup. With four games remaining and tied in the CFL East with 7-7 records, it will likely be a preview of the East semifinal and the winner will move one step closer to facing Montreal in the final.
Back to back
What is it about the CFL that makes it almost impossible to win both halves of back-to-back games? Last week Calgary, Saskatchewan, Edmonton and B.C. all failed to claim the second half of double headers. One argument is that league parity makes each of the teams more closely matched, making it that much harder to sweep a two-game series. But the winning team in Game 1 also has to reinvent its offence the following week because the losing team’s defensive gameplans to stop what it couldn’t the first time around.