We need some of the Rule Changes in the CFL for next year. I was at the Tiger-Cat & Bombers game in Guelph last night and as an ex football player myself noticed two rules that really stood out for both sides?
The No Yards Penalty, the infraction should be either 5 or 15 yards added on top of where the player ends up getting tacked not back from where he caught the ball, in essence the CFL is penalizing the receiving team not the other way around. If a kick returner brings back a ball 30 yards and it was a 15 yard infraction that should be tacked on from the end of the play??
The same with a interference call, the receiver who gets interfered with should have the penalty tacked on from the point of the foul not from the original line of scrimmage. So if a player runs a 20 yard route, gets interfered with the refs simply tack on 15 yards from the point of the foul??
Extra Point, I agree with many fans that the extra point could be taken out I'm either here nor there on it, Yes it's unique to the CFL but make it so you can pretty much force a return? Like No extra point and if the receiving team fields a kick return in the end zone and doesn't get the ball out the team could lose a safety of two points? If the Kicking Team kicks the ball through the end zone where it cannot be fielded by the receiving team, the kicking team gets penalized and the Receiving team takes over on their 45 yard line same as if the team kicked the ball out of bounds?
I think this will open the door to more returns and eliminate the extra point!!