In TRAVIS LULAY Lions trust, despite the rust
VANCOUVER — travis lulay admits he might be a little rusty Saturday and insists he’s not overly worried about it.
the B.C. lions did the expected Friday morning, naming lulay as their starting quarterback for their CFL clash at BC Place Stadium on Saturday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8 p.m., TSN).
He takes over the No. 1 job from Jonathon Jennings, who has struggled the past two weeks.
lulay hasn’t played since suffering a right knee injury last September that ended his season and later required surgery.
the lions (1-2) certainly could use a boost right now, after being blown out their last two road games, including a 41-19 decision last Saturday against these same Blue Bombers (2-2).
“It might happen. I’m human and I’m not going to hide from that,” lulay, 34, said when asked about being rusty. I’m not as concerned about that, just in terms of my mental prep. I just accept part of that.
“If you miss a throw here or there, you just keep playing. those type of things happen. I might miss a read. I might throw a ball right to (Winnipeg safety taylor) loffler’s face mask or something.
“If I stay confident about it and keep throwing the ball, I’ll put our team in a position to win.
that’s my mindset.
I’m trying to ooze that confidence to the group and play with that myself. I think that can make up for a little bit of rust.”
lulay hasn’t taken many snaps in practice this season, but says that he “feels comfortable.”
He admits he’s “drawing on experience.”
He’ll be making his 131st appearance for the lions and his 70th start.
For those keeping score at home, the lions are 25-9 all-time at B.C. Place when lulay plays.
lions coach Wally Buono strongly hinted that a change was coming, but refused to admit he was sending Jennings, 25, to the bench.
lulay said the lions were just “staying disciplined to the process.”