Mike O’Shea pulled yet another special teams gadget play out of his bag of tricks and, despite what TSN might have said, the play was legal.
With about a minute to go in the second quarter, Bomber kicker Justin Medlock lined up for what appeared to be a 49-yard field goal attempt. Mike Miller lined up behind Winnipeg’s kicker and close to the Bombers sideline. Medlock purposely pooched the kick to the right and Miller – onside – recovered and set the Bombers up in the red zone. It led to a Darvin Adams touchdown.
TSN analyst Glen Suitor claimed the play violated a new CFL rule that requires players to come at least 11 yards onto the field before participating in a play but the rule only applies to offensive plays that involve a pass.
So O’Shea – and the CFL officials – got it right. TSN on the other hand…