Plays #98 & #99: Both short yardage sneaks were deemed short of the goal line on the field and automatically reviewed by the command centre with no clear evidence to show Edmonton broke the goal line. #Esks #BCLions #CFL

Play #85: #BCLions pass completed to #85 Simonise. After the catch Simonise was hit/fumbled. Ruling on the field was recovery by EDM. All turnovers are automatically reviewed. After review BC recovered the football and was down by contact before having the ball pulled away. #CFL

Play #67: Defensive Pass Interference flagged on #Esks DB (#19 Glass). Edmonton challenged believing there was no defensive pass interference. After review the replay official determined there was no clear and obvious evidence to change the call. #CFL

The #BCLions ran 6 offensive plays from scrimmage in the 1st quarter tying their season low (Week 10 vs. Winnipeg). #CFL

The #BCLions have not won a game in Edmonton since Jul 13/13, a span of 7 straight games.

In their last two visits and in four of their last five trips there, BC has built leads of at least 12 points but could not hold onto any of them. #Esks #CFL

Play #11: #BCLions Dl (#11 Willis) flagged for roughing the passer.

The act of passing puts the passer in a vulnerable position to injury, special rules against roughing the passer apply. Once the ball is released, defensive players must avoid all unnecessary contact. #CFL

Play #145: Montreal challenged Winnipeg DB (#14 Sayles) interception believing he did not have possession before the ball came loose from the #Bombers defender. After review Sayles was shown to have control and be down by contact before losing possession. #Bombers #CFL

Play #146: #Bombers RB (#33 Harris) fumbled while being pushed out of bounds. Before leaving the playing field Harris lost possession and the ball hit #MontreALS DB (#20 Lokombo) resulting in Montreal possession. #CFL

#Bombers DE Willie Jefferson entered today leading the #CFL with 12 Knockdowns. No defensive lineman has led the CFL in PKDs since Fred Perry in 2006 (10).

Jefferson has added two more today.

No, similar to receivers in motion the foot can be airborne. #CFL twitter.com/mikewats37/sta…
Thanks for asking Mike. Two years ago the rule was adjusted so that a QB making a legal pass behind the line of scrimmage is now defined as the QB having one of his feet on or behind the line of scrimmage instead of requiring the release point of the ball being behind the line. twitter.com/mikewats37/sta…

#Bombers QB Chris Streveler had 577 rushing yards entering todays game and needed 64 more yards to set a Winnipeg team record for QBs (Buddy Leake 1956: 633 yds).

He has 33 yards rushing at the half. #CFL

#Bombers RB Andrew Harris leads the CFL with 1,095 rushing yards and is trying to do so for the 3rd consecutive season. Here are players who have accomplished that. #CFL https://t.co/hqViZM0gY8

MTL vs. WPG is LIVE!

The #MontreALS had a 24-point comeback on Sep 21/19 at home vs the #Bombers. The largest in franchise history. #CFL #CFLGameday

Calgary #96 (Casher) has been ejected for excessive roughness after the play.

Play 28 – Ruling on the field was a fumble by Calgary REC #4 (Rogers). Upon automatic turnover review by the replay official, there was clear and obvious evidence that the Calgary player was down with contact prior to the ball coming loose. Ruling on the field is overturned.

Toronto #42 (Thomas) has been ejected for punching an opponent.

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.
July 3, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Illegal Participation

Senior Director of Officiating Darren Hackwood reviews the illegal participation penalty.
June 26, 2019

Three players fined after Week 2 action

Three players were fined after Week 2 action in the CFL, it was announced on Wednesday.

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced three fines after Week 2 action on Wednesday.

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Makana Henry was fined for unnecessary contact inside the bench area on Ottawa REDBLACKS quarterback Dominique Davis.

Edmonton Eskimos defensive lineman Nick Usher was fined for using the crown of his helmet to make contact with the head of BC Lions quarterback Mike Reilly.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Eddy Wilson II was fined for a tourist hit on Toronto Argonauts kicker Ronnie Pfeffer.

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

June 19, 2019

Football Operations Video Series – Player Protection

Review of rule changes intended to protect players: wedge blocks, crackback blocks and protecting the long snapper.
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