What is going on with the refereeing in this league? Reddick [BC Lions] flattens Calgary's QB last week long long long after the QB got rid of the ball. I'm saying that Burris [Calgary's QB] threw the ball and was standing there for what seemed an eternity, then out of no where Reddick nails him. NO CALL by the refs!
Fast forward to the Montreal/Winnipeg game on Aug 03. Winnipeg's QB Brink gets crushed with a helmet to helmet shot that by rights should have decapitated Brink. NO CALL! Are these refs blind or are they getting paid under the table to let certain things go. One ref is given the specific job to protect the QBs during the game to prevent this sort of thing from happening. He is not watching for anything else. The hit on Brink was not even debatable or marginal. The Montreal player went at him full speed and knew exactly what he was trying to do.
The play will be up for review just like the Reddick hit last week has been reviewed and has resulted in disciplinary action. By rights the Montreal guy who hit Brink should have been ejected and should receive several games suspension. Not just two. This was totally uncalled for and the intent was obvious no matter which camera angle you looked from. It's one thing to make a clean hard hit on the QB and if the QB doesn't get up then so be it. It's something else when a guy is trying to destroy the QB by making the hit "appear" legit.
The refs responsible for missing these calls should be hauled on the carpet as well as the players committing the infraction. I would like to see some of these refs disciplined for their ineptitude. Football fans enjoy seeing a good solid hit and the players themselves respect that sort of thing but it was insane that this shot on Brink was not called. I'd love to know how the refs will rationalize this one away.