Week one and the officiating is as brutal as ever.
Each team needs more challenges.
Facts are facts and the CFL has part time wannabes as officials they are all thinned skinned and give the impression that they believe people are at the games to watch them embarrass the players and fans.
The command centre was a joke last year. Forcing the calls to remain so that you can bolster statistics was ridiculous.
Not impressed with Randy Ambrosia. Bring back 2 challenges per half
I noticed a quicker pace that really resonated watching at home . It was clear that were tweaks over the seasonal break and it showed in production .
The players need to improve with some of the penalties unnecessary like offsides and illegal blocks .
I can see some fans upset if a PI did not go there way but the officiating was good this week . The odd tick tack call in the Ham - Calgary game but not bad over all as Suitor said maybe let the players play a little more but I thought the officiating was on par with big brother NFL or above it in week 1 .
My only itch to scratch was attendance was low and all 4 were played in the west where many not including BC want the season moved up even more . Leave it where it is now or maybe one week earlier at the most .
Home openers should have had a greater appeal with bums in the seats .
Hope to hear they are giving Winnipeg fans a little good will after the storm ruined that game for most of the fans .
The last thing we need is to have a coach challenge for illegal contact on a player who wasn't involved in the play... that is the change that seems to give more flow to the game... if the refs see it they will call it, but to delay the game for a BS challenge like that is what most fans grew to despise.
But with more challenges, perhaps Jones could have challenged for OPI on the play where Brescacin pushed Leonard away. But with only one challenge, he couldn't afford to waste it. And then he ended up wasting it a bit later on a borderline call, meaning he couldn't challenge later in the game if he needed to.
One isn't enough. And now that they've removed the illegal contact challenge, there wouldn't be the same issue with fishing calls.