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Thursday, July 27, 2017

JONES "PRAISES" DICKENSON, DISCUSSES PASS INTERFERENCE REVIEW


As the Saskatchewan Roughriders prepare for Saturday's home date with the Toronto Argonauts, Head Coach & GM Chris Jones discussed last week's 27-10 loss at Calgary and how Calgary "bent the rules" to get ahead.

Jones said Stamps Coach Dave Dickenson took advantage of CFL rules preventing contact on receivers, which allowed Calgary to extend a drive culminating in a touchdown.

Rider fans lit up Social Media Saturday night wondering how Calgary receiver Marquay McDaniel could "run into" a Roughriders defender, resulting in a Defensive Pass Interference call after a challenge by Dickenson.

"I really didn't think about it until after the Calgary game and I went back and looked at how many times in the past over the last four weeks that they have been so successful with their challenges," Jones said. "Dickie's calling his plays so he knows exactly where he's built in his double-move and if (the defense) is in man, then he has a certain percentage of knowing that there's going to be contact.

"Especially with Marquay (McDaniel) because the DBs will come down because he's such an out-route or hitch runner, that all he has to do is move and look for contact. If that DB is sitting there waiting, like taking a charge (foul) in basketball, he has position. But if they're going to call that as Pass Interference or Illegal Contact, you're able to extend the drive that way. D.P.I. is a spot foul so you're got a 75%-80% chance that's going to result in points."

Jones said he's not against video review of Pass Interference plays, particularly since that exact innovation helped his Edmonton Eskimos in the 2015 CFL championship game.

"It helped win us a Grey Cup," Jones recalled. "Had we not had the challenge, you don't know if we'd win that game or not."

Regarding the CFL in 2017, Jones said his hat's off to Dave Dickenson for circumventing the rules and capitalizing on a loophole.

"Looking at this moving forward, if the thought is to have a double-move built-in to gain contact, that's really pretty ingenius," Jones concluded. "We're going to try to incorporate and copy that.

Now I don't have to look at five receivers. I can look at one guy where the double-move is, and there's contact."

RP
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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is garbage. It might be fun for coaches, but it is killing the game for the fans. This has gone WAYYYY overboard.

Anonymous said...

I hate these challenges. It really slows down the game and the excitement loses momentum.

Anonymous said...

Once again Jones is making a comment just within the limits of the communist football leagues rules of speaking. Keep going Jones call em as you see them. You are exactly right the play was designed to produce a penalty. The only problem is will it work on all coaches absolutely not. Bets are given the same situation this week you wouldn't get the same outcome. You are not dave Dickenson and hufnagle is not a member of the organization. Calgary was promised the cup this yr when they lost it last yr.

Anonymous said...

No Chris! What lost you the game was your horrid o-line and the fact that your 38 year old starting QB was unable to get the ball out on screens. It had nothing to do with Dickinson 'bending the rules.' You significantly reduce your chances of dpi when your offence is on the field. Ours was 2-out-punt all night. Quit blaming others and look within yourself. That includes trying to strong arm the media. Do your job and win and we'll all start being positive around here.

Dan said...

Wow that is yuck. Not surprised to see the Stamps lead innovation like that.

Anonymous said...

I really hope the new commissioner puts an end to this during the off-season. Penalties should not be challengable. Fans, coaches, players, and media will always complain about officiating. But at least without reviews we can all enjoy the game a lot more.

Anonymous said...

Atleast Jones was smart to call out this blatent rule circumventing before implementing it. We'd be the first to be fined if we just went ahead and did it.

Anonymous said...

I wondered how that play was deemed to be PI. What a crock. That isn't even close to PI.Does this mean every time a receiver happens to bump a DB its PI? This is beyond stupid. I am a long time Rider and CFL fan. Are the people in charge of rules and interpretation trying to kill the game for us fans? They are 98% successful already. If the CFL does not change this outrageous situation viewing of CFL games will drop even more and attendance drop like a rock.Do you get it CFL????

A seriously disgruntled fan

Anonymous said...

I just wonder what it would REALLY be like NOT to be in LAST place in the CFL ?

Anonymous said...

I thought at the time it was a designed paly to run into the defender. No wonder Dickie looks so smug with what he can away with.

Dyck Rubnutz said...

The league must get rid of all the challenges and the BS pass interference penalties away from the play, it's ruining the game.

Anonymous said...

Calgary was promised the cup...get real and go cry somewhere else you baby.

Anonymous said...

Most of you are correct. However, it should be offensive pass interference. And just to correct the one idiot, we are not in last place in the CFL, Tiger-cats are!

13th Man said...

If Jones would deploy screen plays, move the pocket, and utilize his running game more affective, the offense would be more affective. How about a more aggressive defense with increased blitzing. How many times did BC blitz?

Anonymous said...

You wonder what it would feel like not to be last place in the CFL? Well what does it feel like smart guy because Hamilton is last place in the CFL right now. I think you meant the west division lol.

Anonymous said...

We saw this last year in the Winnipeg games, Dressler in one and Smith in the other where they just tried to run over the still Rider DB, and drew the contact/PI calls on review.

I hated it then, didn't make any sense that the DB has to move out of their way if he is standing still.

Dennis said...

Seems like ages ago when we were one of the teams to beat and a home playoff game was almost a certainty.

Anonymous said...

The game has turned into a real joke since challenges were introduced. Refs are basically running up and down the sidelines waiting for coaches to challenge or for the "command centre" to make their own ruling. Coaches are looking for ways to bend the rules any way they can. Players are grabbing refs by their uniform and knocking coaches on their butts. I really have lost a lot of respect for the CFL the last few years and honestly don't mind missing games anymore.

Roger said...

Agree 100% with you.

Anonymous said...

Once again Jones is making a comment just within the limits of the communist football leagues rules of speaking. Keep going Jones call em as you see them. You are exactly right the play was designed to produce a penalty. The only problem is will it work on all coaches absolutely not. Bets are given the same situation this week you wouldn't get the same outcome. You are not dave Dickenson and hufnagle is not a member of the organization. Calgary was promised the cup this yr when they lost it last yr.


this is rider fan in a nutshell. tinfoil hat, and green koolaid in hand. biggest bunch of whiners in the world. with the worst team.

Anonymous said...

The excuse of the day for another Jones loss. Receivers intentionally run into DB's to get a call? Shocking. On a double move? Doubly shocking. Receivers do double moves all the time. Sometimes there's contact in which case under review it is left up to Command to judge who's at fault. Another example - is it offside or did the OL move first? I recall Carter doing a pick on a play earlier this year which are rarely called. To believe Jones has never had a receiver bump into a DB to get a call is beyond belief unless Rider fans think Jones is that naive Stamps have 8 challenges to date, same as BC, one more than Riders, noting out of the ordinary. Using up your challenges on the hoe to get a call like this which is iffy is ridiculous. One call, right or wrong in this game is not why the Riders lost. They didn't play well. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

What new commisionet ???????

Anonymous said...

Love it how Jones is paying attention to everything other then getting his club ready for a game to try to win...keep losing Jones, your good at it.

Anonymous said...

Last night was a prime example of taking away some of the 'sports spontaneous excitement' out of the game. Last second TD ... maybe ... depends on head office review. Let's go to commercial then get a ruling ... then jump up and cheer. This is 'sports entertainment' ... don't remove ANY entertainment value. And the highlight of sports entertainment is spontaneous excitement! (Even being pee-od at refs is part of sports)

3RD and 1 said...

Come on you guys... Any time a league is going to put new ridiculous rules in place in order to add more scoring to the game. Thinking that new rules will benifit the offence and teams will go with the status quo. They forget that OC's are not just putting down X's and O's on a piece of paper. They are figuring out how to hide this or exaggerate that as well as manipulate anything they can in order to gain yardage. Do I believe Dave Dickenson has implemented something similar to what Jones is talking about. Dave and just about every other OC in the league is going to use every tool available. If that means having 1 receiver intentionally running into a DB. Why not? It shows just how ridiculous these new rules are.
Just like the year in the NHL when any part of an opposing player was in the crease a goal did not count. So push a forward towards the crease when a shot was happening. That way the goal hopefully dosent count. It's no different. As long as new rules are implemented and not thought through properly. This will always take place in Proffessional sports.
Until the CFL removes Ex head referee Glen from his position. Expect to see more stupid rules. I just hope the new Commish flexes his position as well as his physical size and restructured the rules committee and gets rid of Glen Johnston all together.

Anonymous said...

If Jones wasn't doing 4 jobs (badly) he would have realized how PI rules have evolved, as they do every year. Get rid of all the goofy "projects" and do your job better.

DJR