Play #137: #BCLions challenged the play believing there was roughing the passer on their quarterback (#13 Reilly) by #Riders DL (#74 Henry). After review the command centre ruled there was roughing the passer on the play as Reilly was hit low and late. #CFL

2nd Down Conversion Rate: The CFL-wide rate sits at an all-time high at 50.5%. The best since the CFL began tracking in 2007.

Heading into tonight the 2019 leader was the #Esks at 57% – well ahead of the CFL record of 55% set by #MontreALS in 2008. #CFL #CFLGameday

Play #100: Roughing the passer on #BCLions DB (#24 Edwards) Any blow delivered to the passer’s head or neck, or at or below the knees, whether the defender’s path to the passer was unrestricted or if they are coming off a blocker, is a foul. #Riders #CFL

including tonight #BCLions REC Bryan Burnham has a current 70 game reception streak. #CFL

#Riders DL Charleston Hughes now has 31 career multi-sack #CFL games.

Prior to the game a team will provide to the referee a list of eligibly numbered
players who may be deployed in ineligible positions on 3rd down plays and kicking formations. #Riders #CFL

There are two Global players active in the #Riders vs. #BCLions game tonight,

🇲🇽 #Lions REC $#73 Gerardo Alvarez
🇲🇽 #Riders OL #63 Rene Brassea
#CFL #CFLGameday

The #MontreALS last three game win streak was the last three games of 2016.

Their quarterback was Vernon Adams Jr. #CFL

The #BCLions are 1-4 thus far and have not started a season at 1-5 since 2011. In 2011 the Lions became the first team in league history to start a season 0–5 and finish in first place. #CFL

All players are made aware of the restrictions and notification system each training camp. #CFL twitter.com/gliverpool9966…
Back-to-back weeks in the #CFL with win streaks coming to a close. twitter.com/CFLFootballOps…

Play #126: #MontreALS LB (#10 Muamba) flagged for roughing the passer on #Esks QB (#7 Harris). Once the ball is released, defensive players must avoid all unnecessary contact with the passer. #CFL

Teams are on the field. Following a quick warm up we will get back into game action with #MontreALS up on the #Esks 17-9 with 14 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. We will only break at the 3-minute warning for the remainder of the game. #CFL #CFLGameday

Play #111: #Esks DB (#41 Hunter) flagged for illegal contact on #MontreALS REC (#4 Bray). The defender cannot initiate or create contact that redirects, restricts, or impedes the receiver in any way beyond five yards. #CFL

#MontreALS RB William Stanback can become the first Montreal player with 3 straight 100-yard rushing games tonight since Avon Cobourne in 2008. He currently has 24 yards on eight carries as Montreal leads 17-9 late in the third quarter. #CFL #CFLGameday

July 18, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Game Timing

An overview of game timing and how it is managed.
July 18, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – The Green Flag

Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood explains the situation surrounding the green flag from Ottawa and Montreal’s week 5 match-up.
July 17, 2019

Three players fined after Week 5 action

Three players were fined after Week 5 action, it was announced on Wednesday.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced three fines after Week 5 action on Wednesday.

Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman Cleyon Laing was fined for a high hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks was fined for making unnecessary contact on an on-field official in Saturday’s game versus Calgary.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Delvin Breaux was fined for making unnecessary contact out of bounds on Calgary Stampeders running back Ka’Deem Carey.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

July 17, 2019

CFL implements new player health and safety measures with HeadCheck Health

The CFL announced a new partnership with Vancouver-based HeadCheck Health, Inc. (HeadCheck) to bring all teams onto an innovative digital concussion platform.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced on Wednesday a new partnership with Vancouver-based HeadCheck Health, Inc. (HeadCheck) to bring all teams onto an innovative digital concussion platform.

HeadCheck’s mobile and web-based technology will equip team medical staff with the tools to more easily execute the CFL’s concussion protocol and enable the league to monitor the effectiveness of the protocol in real-time.

“We’re delighted to partner with HeadCheck as part of our ongoing commitment to player health and safety,” said Kevin McDonald, the CFL’s Vice-President of Football Operations and Player Safety. “Their application streamlines our record keeping and that’s an important element of consistent and comprehensive care. Our medical and training staff are second to none. Providing them with the best tools helps to ensure that we can deliver the very best to our world class athletes.”

The partnership will see all nine CFL teams use the HeadCheck digital platform from a phone, tablet, or computer to execute baseline, sideline, and post-injury concussion assessments as per the CFL’s concussion protocol. To improve informed data-driven decision making, team medical staff will have access to their player’s concussion history and utilize comparable data when performing sideline or post-injury concussion assessments. The use of a digital platform will make it easier for concussion records to follow players from team-to-team and for aggregate data to be analyzed for identifying player safety improvements.

“As a home-grown Canadian company that started out of the research lab with University Football players, we couldn’t be happier to be working with the top football brand in our country,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health, Inc. “We’re excited to build a long-term relationship with the league and showcase at the biggest stage our ability to make a difference in player safety.”

The digital platform, training, and support will be provided in both French and English languages and will meet all top line health and safety privacy standards in Canada and the United States. In addition to the platform, HeadCheck will also provide de-identified aggregate data with reporting on testing activity, concussion activity, and insights into any areas for potential player safety improvements surrounding protocol effectiveness. The company also provided technology training and on-site support at CFL training camps to ensure the successful collection of all baseline data through the platform.

July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Offensive Pass Interference

An overview of the Offensive Pass Interference (OPI) penalty.
July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – The Rouge

In this video we discuss the origin of the rouge.
July 11, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Hamilton at Montreal

CFL Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood reviews a handful of plays from the Week 4 match-up between Hamilton and Montreal
July 10, 2019

Four players fined after Week 4 action

Four players were fined after Week 4 action in the CFL.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced four fines on Wednesday after Week 4 action.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman David Dean was fined for a high hit on Montreal Alouettes quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick was fined for using his hands to deliver a blow to the head of Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive lineman J.R. Tavai.

BC Lions receiver Duron Carter and Montreal Alouettes running back Stefan Logan were both fined for violating the League’s social media policy.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

Als issue statement regarding Logan

The Montreal Alouettes issued the following statement following the fine that the Canadian Football League imposed on returner Stefan Logan for violating the League’s social media policy.

“The Alouettes consider that the comments made by Stefan Logan are inexcusable and do not reflect the organization’s values. Although he has since shown remorse and has apologized, such things should have never been said, and there are consequences to his actions, rightfully so. The organization considers the matter closed and will make no further comments.”

July 4, 2019

Two players fined after Week 3 action

The CFL announced on Thursday that two players have been fined after Week 3.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League announced on Thursday that two players have been fined after Week 3 action.

Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Monshadrik Hunter was fined for leading with the crown of his helmet in making contact with the head of Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Lucky Whitehead.

Edmonton Eskimos defensive lineman Nick Usher was fined for leading with the crown of his helmet in making contact with the head of Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Geoff Gray.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed.

July 3, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – No Yards

An overview of the various types of no yards penalties.
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