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2016 BC Lions season
Head Coach Wally Buono
General Manager Wally Buono
Home Field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 12–6
Place 2nd, West
Playoff Finish Lost West Final
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey
Timeline
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The 2016 BC Lions season was the 59th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 63rd overall. The Lions finished in 2nd place in the West Division and finished with a 12–6 record. It was only the third time in franchise history that the Lions had finished in second place, and the first time they have done so since 1986. In each of those three years, the Lions hosted and defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the West Semi-Final.

This was the team's second stint under now tenth-year head coach, Wally Buono, and his 14th season as the general manager. Buono took over the position following Jeff Tedford's resignation on December 2, 2015. The Lions improved upon their 7–11 record from 2015 and qualified for the playoffs for the 20th straight year, which is the second-longest streak in CFL history.[1] After winning the West Semi-Final against the Blue Bombers, the Lions lost to the Calgary Stampeders in the West Final.

For the seventh consecutive season, the Lions held their training camp at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, British Columbia with rookie camp beginning Wednesday, May 25 and main camp beginning on Sunday, May 29.[2]

OffseasonEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player 2016 Team Date Signed Notes
WR Emmanuel Arceneaux BC Lions December 17, 2015 Two-year contract
DB Steven Clarke BC Lions May 24, 2016 Signed with Titans before being released.
LB Rennie Curran
OL Kirby Fabien BC Lions December 15, 2015 Two-year contract
DB Eric Fraser BC Lions December 18, 2015 Two-year contract
RB Andrew Harris Winnipeg Blue Bombers February 9, 2016
LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis Hamilton Tiger-Cats February 9, 2016
DB Josh Johnson Jacksonville Jaguars February 12, 2016
RB Pascal Lochard Winnipeg Blue Bombers February 9, 2016
QB Travis Lulay BC Lions February 8, 2016 Two-year contract
OL Matt Norman Retired
OL Jovan Olafioye BC Lions January 14, 2016 Three-year contract
DB Cord Parks Edmonton Eskimos May 26, 2016
RB Chris Rainey BC Lions February 9, 2016
DT Khreem Smith
WR Courtney Taylor BC Lions August 9, 2016
OL Dean Valli Retired

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CFL DraftEdit

The 2016 CFL Draft took place on May 10, 2016. The Lions had eight picks in the draft, including two fourth round selections from Hamilton and the loss of their fifth round pick in a trade for Tim O'Neill.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 5 Charles Vaillancourt OL Laval
2 12 Anthony Thompson DB Southern Illinois
3 23 Brett Blaszko WR Calgary
4 30 Dillon Guy OL Buffalo
4 32 Shaquille Johnson WR Western Ontario
6 48 Brennan Van Nistelrooy DB Alberta
7 57 Nathan O'Halloran FB Windsor
8 65 Boyd Richardson DL British Columbia

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Sat, June 11 at Saskatchewan W 28–16 1–0 Mosaic Stadium 16,141 Recap
B Fri, June 17 vs. Calgary L 21–31 1–1 BC Place 17,630 Recap
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.

Regular season Edit

StandingsEdit

Template:2016 CFL West Division standings

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sat, June 25 vs. Calgary W 20–18 1–0 BC Place 21,386 Recap
2 Fri, July 1 at Hamilton W 28–3 2–0 Tim Hortons Field 24,123 Recap
3 Thurs, July 7 vs. Toronto L 14–25 2–1 BC Place 18,921 Recap
4 Sat, July 16 at Saskatchewan W 40–27 3–1 Mosaic Stadium 31,014 Recap
5 Bye
6 Fri, July 29 at Calgary L 41–44 (OT) 3–2 McMahon Stadium 27,651 Recap
7 Thurs, Aug 4 at Montreal W 38–18 4–2 Molson Stadium 19,125 Recap
8 Sat, Aug 13 vs. Hamilton W 45–38 5–2 BC Place 21,213 Recap
9 Fri, Aug 19 vs. Calgary L 9–37 5–3 BC Place 21,341 Recap
10 Thurs, Aug 25 at Ottawa W 29–23 6–3 TD Place Stadium 24,677 Recap
11 Wed, Aug 31 at Toronto W 16–13 7–3 BMO Field 17,509 Recap
12 Fri, Sept 9 vs. Montreal W 38–27 8–3 BC Place 18,107 Recap
13 Bye
14 Fri, Sept 23 at Edmonton L 23–27 8–4 Commonwealth Stadium 26,934 Recap
15 Sat, Oct 1 vs. Ottawa W 40–33 9–4 BC Place 19,703 Recap
16 Sat, Oct 8 at Winnipeg L 35–37 9–5 Investors Group Field 24,284 Recap
17 Fri, Oct 14 vs. Winnipeg L 32–35 9–6 BC Place 19,520 Recap
18 Sat, Oct 22 vs. Edmonton W 32–25 10–6 BC Place 22,831 Recap
19 Sat, Oct 29 at Saskatchewan W 24–6 11–6 Mosaic Stadium 33,427 Recap
20 Sat, Nov 5 vs. Saskatchewan W 41–18 12–6 BC Place 26,481 Recap
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Post-seasonEdit

Schedule Edit

Game Date Opponent Results Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 13 Winnipeg W 32–31 1–0 BC Place 19,176 Recap
West Final Sun, Nov 20 at Calgary L 15–42 1–1 McMahon Stadium 32,115 Recap
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

TeamEdit

RosterEdit

2016 BC Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-game injured list

6-game injured list

Practice roster

Suspended

Disabled

Territorial exemption


Italics indicate international players
Roster updated 2016-11-20
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 2 Injured, 4 six-game injured
10 Practice

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Coaching staffEdit

2016 BC Lions staff
Front Office and Support Staff
  • Owner – David Braley
  • President and CEO – Dennis Skulsky
  • General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations – Wally Buono
  • Director of Football Operations & Player Personnel – Neil McEvoy
  • Director of US Scouting - Ryan Rigmaiden
  • Player-Business Developmental Advisor - Geroy Simon
  • Football Operations Consultant, Scout - Roy Shivers
  • Area Scout - Mike McCarthy
  • Video Assistant - Andrew Millin
  • Head Trainer - Bill Reichelt
  • Assistant Athletic Therapist - Tristan Sandhu
  • Strength and Conditioning Trainer - Chris Boyko
  • Equipment Manager - Ken "Kato" Kasuya
  • Equipment Assistant - Andrew Dubiellak
  • Equipment Assistant - Stu Mitchell
  • Director of Communications - Jamie Cartmell
 

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Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


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