Riders not biting when it comes to evaluating BC’s offensive line

The B.C Lions have not done a good job in protecting Mike Reilly this season.

In four games, the Lions have allowed a league high 17 sacks with Reilly taking a number of hits on plays where he isn’t brought down.

One would think the Saskatchewan Roughriders would be salivating like a dog outside a butcher’s shop as they get ready for Saturday’s game against the Lions–the first of a home-and-home between the two, but the green-and-white refuse to put any bulletin board material up as they say all the right things before the game.

“They’ve had some good games,” defensive lineman Zack Evans said. “They’ve struggled with a few things but in the end it’s professional football and they get paid too.”

While the defensive line has had its share of quarterback sacks with Charleston Hughes having a league-high five and A.C Leonard four, head coach Craig Dickenson says he needs to see more from his front four starting with Saturday’s game against the Lions.

“They’ve shown flashes ,but to do it down in, down out, takes a lot of work and that doesn’t usually happen until later in the season,” Dickenson said. “We want all four of them to be rolling on game day. I think they are ready to go.”

Saturday’s game featuring two teams looking for their second win of the 2019 campaign gets underway at 5.  Our pre-game show starts at 2 on 620 CKRM with Mitchell Blair and Chris Best.


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