The decision by CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie to tweak the league’s video review rule allowing for just one challenge per team per game is being met with approval by Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach and general manager Chris Jones.
Speaking to reporters after a closed practice Wednesday, Jones said he is in favour of the decision.
“It was a League decision, and certainly it’ll help the flow of our game.” Jones said. “The flow of the game is very important. It’s going to make for a much better game for the fans to watch.”
While discussing the change, Jones brought up one series in Calgary that had fans angry across the country when his Calgary counterpart Dave Dickenson was allowed to challenge a play that had been just challenged by the Riders saying it was events like this that called for a change to be needed.
“It was a long break in between and that’s not exciting for the fans,” said Jones “This is a fan-driven league and anything we can do to keep the excitement level at a premium is the right thing to do.”
For what its worth, Jones has been 4 of 7 on challenges this year.
The Riders will hold one last practice at Mosaic Stadium on Thursday before leaving for Vancouver and Saturday’s game against the Lions.
Kickoff is at 5 o’clock on the Co-Operators Rider Radio Network with the pre-game show starting at 2.