Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
After earning his fourth nod as the CFL’s best defenderof the week this season, Adam Bighill should be considered the best defensive player in the country, so says his Head Coach.
Mike Benevides was quick to acknowledge that Bighill’s accomplishments should be noticed. “I challenge anyone in the country to tell me who is a better defensive player in the CFL right now than Adam Bighill,” marvelled Benevides. “He set a team record in tackles last week and still had a good number of plays where he didn’t get credit on the tackle, but allowed his teammates to make the play.”
Benevides also pointed out that with just 13 games as a starter under his belt that Bighill is still learning the game. “It is scary to imagine what Bighill will do when he has more experience, can make more reads, and truly has the knowledge that you can only get from playing in the games.”
For his part, Bighill like the accolades but knows that it will not make a difference if the Lions do not repeat as Grey Cup Champs. “I can break records, get awards and everything else that comes with it,” says Bighill. “But if we don’t win the Grey Cup, it doesn’t matter and I don’t care.”
The Lions face the Calgary Stampeders in a first place showdown at BC Place on Saturday.