you’re talking about an own goal situation, different from the offensive goal. if you put it OB in your own goal then it you should lose possession.
I keep hearing the argument of the guy making such a spectacular play because he ran 60 yards to knock it out. It’s irrelevant. To what should be rewarded. What if this happened from a play that started inside the 10?
You say dead ball lines change possession. I’d argue that possession goes away from the team that is defending the goal. Neither can be refuted.
How should the DEFENSE get possession for not recovering the loose ball?
The point is whether the offense should be able to keep the ball if they cannot hold onto it and the ball rolls out past a dead ball line outside the field of play (i.e. the 110-yard field).
I'd say because the defense could not prevent the offense from advancing the ball so far that a fumble could cross into their own goal. That's why the offense should retain possession of a ball that they were in possession of, which the defense could NOT take over the possession. In last nights case, the defense could only get as far as knocking out of the players possession, but could was unable to take-over possession from the TEAM that had possession.
Your idea of the rule would be more contradicting. There is always one offensive goal, and a defensive goal. Your idea would have the the team playing defense gain possession at either end.
Keep in mind everything in the CFL changes when the ball is kicked.