Play #120 – All scoring plays are automatically reviewed by the Command Centre. After review, the Replay Official ruled that WPG #88 (Bailey) used the ground to trap the ball and maintain possession. The ruling on the field is overturned.

No player has won both the #GreyCup MVP and Most Outstanding Canadian Awards previously. The MOC Award has been handed out since 1971.

#GreyCup trends to watch:
– The team with more Time of Possession has won 13 of the last 14 GC’s
– The team with a better 2nd down conversion % has won 8 of the last 10 and 19 of the last 23 GC’s
– Teams with the turnover advantage are 23-1 since 1988

Inactive players for today’s 107th Grey Cup presented by @Shaw_CFL
#Ticats REC #15 Marcus Tucker
#Bombers DB #22 Chandler Fenner

#GreyCup

Play #130 – All turnovers are automatically reviewed by the Command Centre. After review, it was determined by the Replay Official that the QB’s hand was moving forward with the ball, resulting in an incomplete pass. The ruling on the field is overturned. #GCPlayoffs

Play 56 – Winnipeg challenged the play believing that the Saskatchewan QB #7 (Fajardo) threw a forward pass from across the Line of Scrimmage. After review, the Replay Official determined there was no clear and obvious evidence that the QB’s back foot was beyond the LOS. (1/2)

Inactive players for today’s West Final:
#Riders REC Kenny Stafford
#Bombers DB Chandler Fenner

Trends to watch in the West Final:
– #Riders and #Bombers have met 14 times previously in the playoffs, series is split 7-7
– SSK is 5-0 after a bye week dating back to 2017
– Charleston Hughes led #CFL in sacks this season, Willie Jefferson led in pass knockdowns
#GCPlayoffs

That 26-yard reception takes #Ticats Brandon Banks to 100 receiving yards on the day, his first career 100+ receiving yard performance in the playoffs. Banks also has a receiving TD in all 3 games vs the #Esks this season. #GCPlayoffs

Play #114 – Edmonton challenged the play believing that their #82 (Ellingson) was interfered with by Hamilton #37 (Williams). After review, the Replay Official ruled there was contact by the Hamilton defender that materially impacted the receiver’s ability to play the ball. (1/2)

Play #10 – Hamilton challenged that Edmonton #29 (Walker) committed Defensive Pass Interference on their #86 (Addison). After review by the Replay Official, it was determined the defender made early contact on the receiver (1/2) #GCPlayoffs

Trends to watch in the East Final:
– 4 of the 7 teams to go undefeated at home lost a home Division Final, other 3 won Grey Cup
– When down at the half, #Ticats record was 4-1, #Esks were 1-9
– Both MLB’s (Larry Dean and Simoni Lawrence) are facing their former teams
#GCPlayoffs

Greg Quick will search the world for top football talent as the Canadian Football League’s very first Director, Global Scouting. twitter.com/CFL_PR/status/…

#Stampeders challenged that there was an Illegal Block Downfield by #Bombers #89 (Lawler) on their #8 (Amos). After review, the Replay Official ruled that there was no clear and obvious evidence that a foul had occurred. The ruling on the field stands. #GCPlayoffs

Play #31 – All turnovers are automatically reviewed by the Command Centre. After review, the Replay Official determined that there was no clear and obvious evidence that an incorrect call was made on the field. The ruling on the field stands. #GCPlayoffs

Inactive players for today’s West Semi-Final:

#Stampeders #38 Terry Williams
#Bombers #7 Lucky Whitehead

#GCPlayoffs

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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