Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
As the BC Lions prepare for their final outdoor regular season game of the season in Calgary against the Stampeders, they are taking one big factor into account, the weather.
It is expected to remain cold during the week in Calgary and upon game night in Cow Town, the temperature is expected to be below freezing with the possibility of snow flurries. What bodes well for the Lions is that both their offence and defence believe that they will have the advantage on a snowy field.
Centre Angus Reid feels that the offence will have the advantage due to knowing what the play call will be; how to set up their blocking and the overall knowledge of what is coming next.
Defender Ryan Phillips disagrees with Reid, saying the defence will have the hammer as the offence will not be allowed to be so elaborate in slippery conditions. Simplicity equals opportunity for the defence to key on fewer things.
Head Coach Mike Benevides agrees with both players saying it is healthy that both sides of the ball feel they have the advantage. Benevides also joked that the Lions will be wearing their road whites, so that if the snow does fly in Calgary, his team will be camouflaged.
The Lions depart for Calgary tomorrow for their game against Calgary on Friday night. Kick off on Friday will be at 6 PM PDT.