The Lions Sleep…Tonight

Link Magazine’s Mac Dalgleish gives up the wrap on the Lions’ losing year. Where do they go from a disappointing season?

After one of the teams more disappointing seasons, coach Mike Benevides was let go. (cfl.ca)

After one of the teams more disappointing seasons, coach Mike Benevides was let go. (cfl.ca)

After their showing this season, the BC Lions will have to make changes heading into 2015

The sun has set on the BC Lions. There is no other way put it with the way they bowed out of the 2014 CFL Playoffs, losing 50-17 to Montreal, leading to the firing of head coach Mike Benevides.

Four seasons ago the Lions were the toast of the league. They had won the Grey Cup at home and had a roster loaded with talent.

Then head coach Wally Buono decided to relinquish his coaching duties and focus on working in the front office. This saw him hand the keys to the Ferrari over to Benevides as the new head coach.

From there, the car swerved a bit, as in 2012 the Lions went 13-5 to win the West Division, but lost in the Western Final missing out on a chance to defend the Grey Cup.

Last year the car received a scratch, as BC finished with an 11-7 record, losing in the Western Semi-Final.

Finally, this year the car crashed leading to a 9-9 record, where the Lions were scrapped in the Eastern Semi-Final.  With the loss, it dropped Benevides’ career playoff record to 0-3.

The Benevides move is expected to the first of many as the team heads into the offseason.

BC has gone from kings of the jungle, to kitty cats in just four years.

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