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Not surprisingly Johnson said that teams and coaches aren't pleased with the number of penalties so far this year.
Sports have also shown tough standards at the beginning of a season may eventually tail off. Johnson said he doesn't feel that's the case this time around; it's just players getting used to how the game is called.
"I would say they're mildly unhappy," he said. "We work hard every week with the clubs. There's a lot of coaches in the league that I talk to every single week and they say we need to reduce the number of penalties."
Through three weeks of play there have been nearly 300 calls made so far, including 110 last week alone. It showed during the Winnipeg Blue Bombers match with the Montreal Alouettes when it took nearly two hours just to play the first half.
"They are definitely more than we'd like to see," the league's Vice President, officiating Glen Johnson told the Green Zone on Tuesday. "I'm a little surprised they're as high as they are."
The flags are flying more often early in this CFL season.
Johnson does admit there's a learning curve happening on his end too with some new officials coming into the league this year.
Johnson adds there's definitely a shared responsibility with the players as well; while some of the calls aren't warranted, some are.
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"Maybe a little new guy in town and guys are making sure they're working hard to meet those standards," said Johnson.
season due to new players in the league getting used to the standard. This season sees the added challenge of a new team as well.
Johnson. "My 25 years in the league now, this a pattern that just happens. Typically by about Labour Day, you see the number of penalties drop week to week and by the time we get to the playoffs and the Grey Cup playoffs, penalties are nearly non existent."
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