I stand to be corrected, but it seems to me that there are more calls for no yards on punt returns this year than in previous years.
Now, I accept that sometimes a no yards call is unavoidable, but it seems to me that this year there are so many such calls that I wonder what the heck the players are being taught.
Surely coaching staffs point out to newcomers the 5 yard no-go zone; veterans in the CFL should already be aware of it. So why the heck are we seeing three or four no-yards calls every game?
This isn't exactly rocket science. You don't go to within 5 yards of the returner until he touches the ball; so when he hasn't touched it, and it's bouncing around in front of him, why in the world are so many players this year, veterans included, getting silly no-yards penalties??