The depth chart for the toronto game has figs at left tackle if it was switched it would have been because of injury to the right tackle or he could not go at game time .Figs is our left tackle now just saying
There wasn't an injury. They decided to go with the combination of Olson & Figueroa instead of Lewis & Figueroa. Olson has only played LT since being here. Figueroa has played both. So they put Olson @ LT & Figueroa @ RT. I personally didn't think it worked. Obviously they think that too. So they've gone back to Figueroa @ LT & Lewis back in @ RT ... on paper at least. Will see game time I guess.
Of the 24 starters on a team, a minimum of seven starters will be nationals players. When applied to a starting roster of a team it breaks down as follows (when using the minimum number of national players):
16 international players
7 starting national players
from cfl website.
not sure if that actually answered your question but honestly i dont understand (or like) the rule but thats for another thread
Thanks for the info, you have answered the key part of the question, the other part, the starting national players can be either offense or defense as long as the minimum starters are 7, is that right?
Yes, the rule has some complexities but the result boils down to saying that of the 24 starters on offense and defense total, 7 have to be Nationals. So tomorrow the Cats will be starting Nationals Laurent, Butler and Stephen on D and Nationals Filer, O'Neill, Giguere and Prime on O. So the Cats will have to play 3 Nationals on D all game and 4 Nationals on O all game tomorrow. You may notice that the offensive depth chart lists 13 players. That is because often Prime will be off in favour of a receiver and to keep the number at 4 Nationals on offense his replacement will have to be a National. The depth chart says it will be Coates.
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Pretty much correct. There must be at least seven national players on the field across the offence and defence. And the minimum number on offence and minimum number on defence can't change once the game starts, except on special team plays.
As I said, "in effect". The actual rule doesn't say anything about national players, as the restriction is on international players, limiting the number of starting internationals to 16, divided between the offence and defence. The remaining four internationals, the designated internationals, can play on special teams without restriction, but can only come into the game on regular plays if one of the starting internationals on the same side of the ball (offence or defence) is off the field.
In effect, it works out pretty much the same in most cases. It gets a little interesting when a team has a starting international player who can play both offence and defence. But the seven national player interpretation is close enough.
It's another thing that makes the league unique. According to Bob Young, the owner (or in his words, the caretaker) of the Ticats, a number of sports leagues around the world have asked the CFL for advice on implementing nationality rules. Apparently, many leagues worldwide see that having local players is important.