February 14, 2014

FA14: Lions take unique approach to free agency


BCLions.com Staff

VANCOUVER — It’s tough to throw a party when the guests don’t show up, but the BC Lions chose to put their fans first when CFL free agency began on last week.

Letting their followers on Twitter on Facebook know exactly who they were targeting was a decision fully endorsed by Lions VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono. A measured risk for the Lions however, as one by one their invited guests decided to attend parties in other CFL cities.

“It’s a new world out there and we wanted our fans to be part of the process this year,” says Buono. “They support this club and they had a right to know what our plans were going to be today. We would have liked to have had a bit more success, but to think we would have signed every player we targeted would have been unrealistic. I don’t regret letting them know we tried to sign these players and improve our team.