Roughriders linebacker Maurice Lloyd won’t face any disciplinary action for his hit Saturday on Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray.
The CFL was reviewing the hit which appeared to be helmet-on-helmet on some television replays. Miller told the CFL that the game video, which had a different angle than the TV replays, showed that Lloyd hit Ray’s chest plate first. The league concurred with that observation.
I was surprised there hasn't been more uproar from people over that hit. I haven't had the chance to look at it closely myself yet, but from what I have seen, it could have been a 15 yard penalty, as even though it was not helmet to helmet, it arguably was a spear. In a league that condones a number of far worse actions, however, no way was that hit bad enough to warrant further action. Even if it was a spear, it was marginal, and certainly not late as the act caused the ball to pop out. It wasn't even as severe as the blow that broke Durant's ribs earlier this year, which also received no penalty or further action.
According to what I read in the regina paper about the the review it was standard procedure.They review all heavy hits on quaterbacks.What got me is that Edmonton never said a word about the hit and there being no pealty called.That right there told me that the hit was a clean.If it hadn't The eskimos would have said something about it wouldn't they?
I saw the hit on TSN's VOD and if it was the NFL (No Fun League), Lloyd would have gotten flagged 15 yards, possibly ejected, and the league would fine him for the hit. That's why I love the CFL. QB's get equal rights as other players. They have the right to get beat up, just like the other players do. QB's in the NFL are over protected.
I'd still like to see that camera angle that no one else could see. An hey cflbest, it wasn't my QB that got pasted so I could really care less. Just an observation about another perceived missed call.
Besides, if "can't get right" takes one in the ear hole tonight and they lose, it'll be you thats crying about it the most.
Well my good friend your right if your going to call them call them all. But you may not know this I hate these calls. This is football, the QB's take risks when they decided to play the sport. A Defensive end running full speed at a QB to nail him is like stopping a frieight train on a dime it does not happen. It is tackle football after all. Let the men play football please do not become another NHL with no hitting.