Published on October 31, 2018 10:45 PM
Odell Willis is handed the maximum half-paycheque fine for a high hit on a quarterback and two other players receive fines for illegal and reckless hits.
Punishment is not a deterrent to curb this behaviour; other solutions need to be found. However, the purpose of spotters to remove players from the game must be strengthened, by increasing their neutrality and being able to be called into question by coaches, managers or fans. They have a job to protect players, and a zero-tolerance policy to comment on their decisions is the only way they can effectively do their job. Once pulled, it is up to medical staff to allow a player to return. As a fail safe, team medical staff should also have a green light to ask a coach to remove a player that has not been removed by the spotter. Anything else indicates coaches and teams don’t really have their players’ interest first on their priority list.
Published on October 29, 2018 9:35 PM
An interesting tactic in what may become a battle for the favour of Haligonians. As expected, it isn’t framed in simple terms, but a grand vision that cannot be simply valued with a dollar amount.
Published on October 28, 2018 5:01 PM
The location is determined, but the year isn’t as 2019 may be skipped if participation from the CFLPA cannot be guaranteed due to CBA negotiations in the off-season leading up to a new deal needing to be in place before training camp.
Published on October 25, 2018 10:38 PM
An offensive player learns player respect applies to all in the sole fine this week.
Published on October 18, 2018 8:45 PM
Fines have increased in the last half of the season; coincidence or not?
Published on October 10, 2018 8:29 PM
Five fines but it is not as bad as other high number of fines weeks, as four fines are for inappropriate celebration.
Published on October 4, 2018 9:11 PM
A pre-Thanksgiving feast of a season-high six fines hits two players for unnecessary hits and one for kicking.