Play #110: #BlueBombers LB (#38 Wild) flagged for DPI on the play. Contacting an opponent creating separation, or redirecting, restricting or impeding a receiver in a manner that is visually evident and materially affects the receivers’ ability to play the ball. #CFLPlayoffs
Play #27: #Redblacks challenged that there was Pass Interference on the play. After review, the replay official determined that there was DPI by #Ticats DB (#26 Brooks). There was evidence of contact that materially affected the receivers ability to play the ball. #CFL
Today will be Ottawa’s 3rd East Final in the last 4 years.
The last time they did that was in ’79, ’81 & ’82. This is the 37th time that a Club from Ottawa will play in the East Final game. They are 16-20 since 1908, and a perfect 2-0 under the #REDBLACKS’ banner since 2014 #CFL
#Ticats Drive Starts – Of Hamilton’s 40 possessions vs OTT, they began only ONE inside Ottawa territory.
Avg Start: Own 32 yard line.
#Redblacks Drive Starts – Of Ottawa’s 42 possessions vs HAM, they began 10 inside Hamilton territory (3 TD).
Avg Start: Own 41 yard line. #CFL
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.
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.”
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.