Adrian MacPherson.

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  1. ticat

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    The long-time understudy to Anthony Calvillo in Montreal should be in your camp next year. The talk up here was trestman was going to bring him in but he left the CFL for arena league and just burned it up, but was hurt, but is OK now. With ottawa coming into the CFL next year, there is speculation he might try for it, but if the NFL calls....
     
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    Andy Fantuz
     
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    Andy should have waited till this year, he would have been look at more then he was. LOL But he is still puting up highlite catches. I doubt he will try again.
     
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    Fantuz is a perfect example of why I think some NFL management is utterly clueless when it comes to judging CFL talent. Fantuz was not, is not and never will be an NFL style receiver. He lacks the explosiveness to be a WR and the size to be a TE. He is however, perfectly suited to the wide field and the waggle of the CFL He has great hands, runs great routes and uses his smarts, decent top speed and endurance to get open. He is a very talented receiver, just not an NFL receiver. Fantuz was stupid to turn down a 120K CFL contract to accept a lunch money deal from the Bears. The Bears were stupid to sign him and then even more clueless by failing to at least put him in one preseason game to see if he might surprise everyone and show something.

    Some other examples of utter cluelessness: Stevie Baggs being cut by the Tiger-cats and picked up by the Ravens, some lineman in Edmonton picked up by an NFL team who was so obscure his mother probably needed his photo ID to recognize him, Arceneaux being picked up by the Vikes when he was third or fourth on the Lions WR depth chart, etc. etc. etc.

    CFL management knows that an NFL refugee will need more than just training camp to learn the CFL game. Depending on the position it'll take anywhere from a couple of games to more than a full season before they are up to speed on the CFL game. On the other hand, many NFL teams make no allowances for the adjustments a CFL player must make when going south and expect them to perform from the get go. It's no surprise that they seldom do. Sometimes an NFL team will show patience, like Miami did with Wake and Seattle did with Browner, but most often if a big impression isn't made in the first week or so of training camp the guy is toast.

    Some CFL players get this and discourage NFL interest or even turn down contract offers if they don't come with a substantial signing bonus. No bonus and you're just training camp fodder earning lunch money.
     
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    Sorry for stepping on your toes Mr D. I forgot that this was your role on this board. I promise to leave the nonsense to you from now on.
     
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    LOL What does A MacPherson have to do with the Bears? I mean seriously. He couldn't make it in the NFL and this is some how a thread worthy topic?
     
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    I learned a long time ago not to waste my time trying to inform someone such as yourself. If you can't figure out the connection, that's not my problem.

    Have a good evening
     
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    Yet you waste more time by even responding...

    There is no connection other than a Canadian making the dunghill pile taller..
     
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    He was denied getting to the NFL because of some trouble he gotton into. And smart football people look at everybody, no matter where they came from. Remember warner, packing groceries. These are 2 very different leagues and many of NFL'er came here expecting to dominate and were sent home packing with thier tails between thier legs. But If Mr D is so up set about this then have it removed.
     

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