Play #122: All scoring plays are automatically reviewed by the Command Centre. After review by the Replay Official the call on the field is overturned. The pass was incomplete. #CFL #GreyCup

Play #107 continued: If the ball is fielded in the air and the five yard halo is broken, it is a 15 yard penalty. If the ball is fielded after the ball hits the ground it is a 5 yard penalty. #CFL #GreyCup

Play #107: There was No-Yards penalty on the #Redblacks punt. The team covering a punt must give a five yard halo to the returner to field the ball. #CFL #GreyCup

Play #83: #Stampeders REC (#81 Matthews) flagged for Unnecessary Roughness on the play. This is a 15 yard major foul penalty for an altercation after the whistle. #CFL

Play #75: #Stampeders RB (#38 Williams)has broken the record for longest punt return touchdown in #GreyCup history with a 97 yard return touchdown. #CFL

Play #26: The ruling was that the ball carrier’s forward progress was stopped before a fumble occurred. If there is information the coach doesn’t have that may impact his decision to challenge, he may pick up his challenge after speaking with the referee. #CFL #GreyCup

Play #9: #Redblacks LB (#44 Tavai) flagged for an illegal blindside block. It is foul to deliver a forceable block toward your own goal line. This is a 15 yard penalty #GreyCup #CFL

Play #4: #Redblacks DB (#32 West) flagged for Unnecessary Roughness for a late hit of an opponent on the punt. This is a 15 yard major foul penalty. #CFL #GreyCup

The #CFL officials for the 106th #GreyCup https://t.co/56uswMidHZ

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Player: #Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell. Mitchell is the only quarterback in CFL history to throw 5000+ yards while not having a teammate record 1000+ receiving yards. #CFLawards #CFL

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian: #Redblacks REC Brad Sinopoli. The Peterborough, Ontario native broke the record for Canadian receptions in a season with 116, surpassing all time Canadian great, Ben Cahoon. #CFLawards #CFL

2018 CFL Coach of the Year: #Roughriders Head Coach Chris Jones. Coach Jones led the team to its first playoff home game since 2013 and 12 wins, the most since the 1970 season. #CFLawards #CFL

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player: #BlueBombers LB Adam Bighill. Bighill, in his first season with Winnipeg, finished with 105 tackles and a league leading 4 forced fumbles. #CFLawards #CFL

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Special Teams Player: #Redblacks K Lewis Ward. His second award of the evening, Ward set 2 CFL records this season. #CFLAwards #CFL

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman: #BlueBombers OL Stanley Bryant. Bryant led a Winnipeg offense which rushed for the most yards and scored the most offensive touchdowns this past season. He has won this award in back-to-back seasons. #CFL #CFLawards

2018 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie: #Redblacks K Lewis Ward. Ward set 2 CFL records this season – single season field goal percentage 98.1% and 48 consecutive field goals made. A professional football record. #CFLAwards #CFL

RT @CFL: Tom Vallesi headlines crew selected to officiate #GreyCup FOR MORE | on.cfl.ca/iOZd30mI1gB #RoadtotheGreyCup https://t.co/OXGcV…
RT @CFL_PR: The @CFL has announced the officials assigned to the #GreyCup. FULL LIST ➡️ ow.ly/nAMA30mI1hb https://t.co/4YkGdpJ5ox

RT @CFL_PR: The #CFL has handed Jonathan Rose of the Ottawa REDBLACKS a one-game suspension for pushing an official during last Sunday’s Ea…

Play #131: All scoring plays are automatically reviewed by the Command Centre. There was no evidence to overturn the call on the field of a #BlueBombers catch with control of the football. #CFLPlayoffs

November 15, 2018

Jeffcoat handed max fine following hit on Bridge

The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced three fines on Thursday after the Division Semi-Finals.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced three fines on Thursday after the Division Semi-Finals.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Jackson Jeffcoat was handed a maximum fine following his high hit on Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Brandon Bridge.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive linemen Patrick Neufeld and Sukh Chungh were fined for late and unnecessary hits on Saskatchewan Roughrider players on Sunday.

As per league policy, the amount of the player fines was not disclosed.

November 11, 2018

Randy Ambrosie issues statement on Brandon Bridge hit

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie released the following statement on Sunday regarding the hit on Brandon Bridge.

TORONTO — CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie released the following statement on Sunday regarding the hit on Brandon Bridge during the Western Semi-Final:

“The high hit on Brandon Bridge late in the Western Semi-Final (play 137) was clearly a missed call. Watching this occur, and seeing via the ‘ref cam’ that the on-field referee’s view was blocked, my reaction is we need to look this off-season at allowing the Command Centre to make the call on plays such as this one, clear matters of player health and safety,” said Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “We need to do more than admit an error. We need to search for a solution.”

November 1, 2018

Football Operations Series – Week 20 – Roughing The Passer

Breaking down the series of events that followed a high hit against Saskatchewan Roughriders Quarterback Zach Collaros.
November 1, 2018

Football Operations Series – Week 20 – Legal Formations

Examples of legal and illegal formations from week 20.
November 1, 2018

Football Operations Series – Week 20 – Roughing The Kicker

Assessing how roughing the kicker is officiated and how what looks like a roughing call might not be one.
October 29, 2018

A note from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie regarding hit on Zach Collaros

I want to acknowledge that our response to the Odell Willis hit on Zach Collaros this past weekend was clearly inadequate. First of all, the play should have been flagged and a roughing the ...

I want to acknowledge that our response to the Odell Willis hit on Zach Collaros this past weekend was clearly inadequate.

First of all, the play should have been flagged and a roughing the passer penalty should have been imposed by the on-field officiating crew without Saskatchewan having to use its’ challenge.

Secondly, the Injury Spotter, who has access to several camera angles in the Command Centre, including the view from the “all 24 (players)” camera, should have immediately stopped the game and had Collaros removed from the field for examination upon the first signs of distress.

Finally, we should have publicly acknowledged these errors  and communicated with the media and fans promptly instead of waiting until last evening to share a statement.

I am committed to removing reckless and dangerous play from our game. (Willis’ hit on Collaros is being reviewed today for discipline.) The fact that we did not respond adequately is not acceptable to me. I have made that very clear to our personnel today. We are reviewing our processes, protocols and rules to ensure this chain of events is not repeated.

 

October 26, 2018

Football Operations Series – Week 19 – Unnecessary Roughness

An explanation of unnecessary roughness from week 19 in the CFL.
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