Mind of McCabe: NFL needs to adopt CFL challenge rules

Usually the narrative always puts the NFL first, and the CFL second, but that’s not always the case. If you’re a New Orleans Saints fan, I’d be studying up on the sweet Canadian science of challenging pass interference in professional football.

When it comes to replay review, the NFL was light years ahead of the CFL implementing their first version of the replay system in 1986, and then reintroduced the more familiar challenge system we now know in 1999 after a strange seven year hiatus where it was abolished completely. While a lot of fans moan and groan when games get dragged on by useless challenges that are clear fishing attempts by desperate coaches, we can all recall at least one time when our team got screwed over, only to be saved by that beautiful challenge flag.

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