Ridiculously Sanchez going on in the pre game show against the suspension, saying lineman butt heads every game and should they therefore be suspended? Time for the weakest panel member to move on to another career.
Don’t want to be misleading in that I didn’t mean to infer he outright disagreed with the suspension although he did. After paying lip service to it after Matt and Milt completely supported it and the speed with which the decision was made, all he talked about were how supposedly head butts were common and happen all the time between lineman and that this could lead to all lineman being suspended too. Nonsensical.
Sure linemen do it to each other and between opposing linemen, but never to a QB wayyyy after the whistle. It was intensional against the most important member of a team. One game is a joke. Collaros was right, the CFL does not respect the position. Is this in lieu of a fine? Probably.
The officiating was horrendous. The 5 blind mice “missed” that call, and the Rider Lineman who grabbed a bomber by the jersey while he was on the ground and repeatedly pounded him up and down; again after the whistle. Then of course there was the obvious P.I. on Lawler. Horrible horrible horrible.
I disagree with you about Bighill. I remember when Don Mathews coached he instructed his defence to destroy QBs late hits and all. Montreal played real dirty under his direction. You kill the QB you win was his mantra.
He is diving horizontally and helmets collide. Nothing dirty about that. Every defender does the same thing going over the pile.
Also Simoni Lawrence got two games going helmet to helmet on Collaros in 2019. Not deliberate unlike #45.
Many of the posts above are trying to defend/minimize/excuse the hit by Robertson. Blame it on Bighill. Yep.
You are correct in that this hit was far worse than any in game hit. It wasn’t even remotely a football play. It wasn’t even a life play. This hit was clearly worse than any other discussed on the forum today. The only one that would have been close is the vicious helmet swing at the head last year but luckily it missed.
I suspect those same defenders of the indefensible would be calling for a murder investigation had this happened to their starting QB.