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Saturday, October 23, 2010

WitP: Chad Owens does it again, Sol, Adam, RGM, LaBoy, Bess

Chad Owens hoped to return a kick for a touchdown vs the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian returned a missed field goal 117 yards for a game-changing touchdown in Week 2, and then he took back a punt 80 yards for a game-changing major in Week 12.

He would love nothing more than to record the hat trick on Saturday against the Bombers, and he knows the Blue and Gold are thinking about that.
And today he did, returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown.
The Bombers inexplicably tried a 51-yard touchdown by Justin Palardy in the final minute of the first half, and Owens was ready. He caught the short attempt at the one-yard line and scampered untouched 109 yards for the major.
Besides that return, he caught 4 passes for 31 yards and returned 5 punts for 60 yards.

The CFL fined Solomon Elimimian for a hit he put on Edmonton QB Ricky Ray last week.
Lions coach Wally Buono argued that there was nothing untoward about the hit with Kevin McDonald, the league’s director of football operations. Buono insisted it was a shoulder-on-shoulder tackle. McDonald, according to Buono, contends it was helmet-on-helmet collision and thus put Ray at undue risk.

The videotape evidence was inconclusive and open to interpretation by both sides.
“That was a clean hit,” Elimimian insisted of the fourth-quarter lick he put on Ray while the quarterback was running with the football, outside the protective zone. “You saw him run the ball. When we try to pursue, and we stop him from throwing the football, he’s a quarterback. If he wants to be a running back … I’m going to be physical. It was just kind of frustrating. It’s not going to affect me, but it’s frustrating.”
On Friday, Elimimian had 4 tackles while teammate Adam Leonard forced a fumble as the BC Lions lost to Calgary.

Ryan Grice-Mullen caught 2 passes for 32 yards, returned 5 punts for 64 yards, returned 6 kicks for 104 yards but unfortunately lost two fumbles as Saskatchewan lost to Edmonton.

49ers.com has audio of Travis LaBoy being interviewed on KNBR.

And Davone Bess is getting more and more respect.
"Davone Bess is one of the better route runners underneath," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock stated with a matter-of-fact tone. "The more room Bess has underneath, the more effective he will be. He's very close in my opinion to Wes Welker."

Mayock's talking about the former Dolphin receiver, who has used his tenure in New England to become the preeminent slot receiver, which is typically an inside receiver who attacks the middle of the field using slants, drags and short dig routes.

But most inside the NFL believe Bess — who finished second in the NFL last season in third-down receptions, and is presently tied for first in that category — is giving Welker a run for his money because of his short area quickness, sure hands and level of consistency.


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