Could the CFL Capitalize on a Makeover?

Stats say it was the worst offensive season since 1985 this past year. Sports writer Mac Dalgleish delves into the year with a recap – and his two cents on the matter.

 

It was nowhere near a touchdown for the league this year.

It was nowhere near a touchdown for the league this year.

It was a season to forget in the CFL.

That is no disrespect to the Calgary Stampeders who won their seventh Grey Cup, but how the season played out in general.

Scoring was at its lowest point in 29 years, a player who played in only half of his games led the league in rushing, and only two quarterbacks threw for 20 touchdowns.

Just three players eclipsed the century mark in receiving, down from seven a year ago and nine back in 2012.

As alluded to above, Jon Cornish led the league in rushing, the only player to rush for more than a thousand yards and he did it in just nine games.

Ricky Ray led the league with 28 touchdown passes, followed by Bo Levi Mitchell who had 22. Just two years ago Henry Burris led the league with 43 touchdown passes and six quarterbacks threw for 20 or more scores.

Again just two short years ago five quarterbacks threw for over 4,000 yards and two went over the 5,000 mark. Last year three players threw for over 4,000 yards, but in 2014 just Ray would reach that number.

With five months until kickoff for the 2015 season, change is needed and fast, if excitement is to return to the game.

 

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