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Often wondered how Canadian Football players would translate into the NFL, especially the ones that really are special. Although we've seen a few stick (Jeff Garcia) and some fail (lol, Ricky Ray, Dave Dickenson) I think some could make an impact.

In BC, we have Rob Murphy, who played I believe only with the Colts, and he won the Lineman of the Year award last season. Cam Wake is going to try it next season, he really is a beast for us, he is on pace to smash the single season sack record. Geroy Simon never has tried, but he's been one of the best (if not the best) players in the CFL for over five years.

I've often wondered how guys like Anthony Calvillo, Joffrey Reynolds and Wes Cates would do. Thoughts?
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I know Ricky Williams might make a splash this year, imo
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Yeah, lol, but he rarely played with the Argo's. Cam Wake should stick around, he's been tripled teamed most of the night and still has a sack and I believe 3.5 TFL.
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I would like to see Cates and that running back on Montreal give it a try.
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I would like to see Cates and that running back on Montreal give it a try.
Yeah, I don't know how well Cates game would translate to the NFL, I think he has some size issues as well. But I think Avon Cobourne would be a servicable player, a nice back up for a team like Cleveland perhaps. Maybe I'm just grasping at straws.
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Yeah, I don't know how well Cates game would translate to the NFL, I think he has some size issues as well. But I think Avon Cobourne would be a servicable player, a nice back up for a team like Cleveland perhaps. Maybe I'm just grasping at straws.
I think if a team takes a chance at Cates they could be rewarded later on.

He 6'0 217, and has the power and a little wiggle. He is in a speed league and still out runs players at his size, he not a typical CFL running back and still has the speed to out run players is what I'm saying.
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I think he was cut by the Blue Bombers in camp 2-3 years ago lol.
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They would be lucky to be average. And i'm from Canada.
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Kyries Herbert(S) plays for the Bengals though I haven't seen much of him at all. Looked like a pretty good athlete in the preseason.
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Oh ya I forgot about our starting SAM Reshad Jeanty. He was a former DE in the CFL I believe and is a pretty good LB for us.
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Whats Chang doing in the CFL?
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There have been several that went from CFL to NFL.

Kenton Keith, Casy Printers, Warren Moon, John Avery, Michael Jenkins, Jermaine Copeland (I believe, he had a short gig with KC), Joe Theismann, Rocket Ismail, Andy Fantuz had a try out with Detriot. Cookie Gilchrist and Joe Kapp are the ones who come to my head right off the bat.
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Had his shot last year, and really did nothing with it. I don't even think he won a game as a starter. This year was actually deomted to #3 on the Tiger-Cats behind Casey Printers and Richie Williams (App State). Printers got hurt and Williams played.
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Hey I was flipping channels [I can't watch the CFL, I get enough bad offensive football watching the Raiders] and saw that Quinton Porter was QB'ing the Hamilton Tiger Cats. I know that name rings a bell....wasn't he QB'ing Boston College or someone in the Big East a couple years ago?
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Hey I was flipping channels [I can't watch the CFL, I get enough bad offensive football watching the Raiders] and saw that Quinton Porter was QB'ing the Hamilton Tiger Cats. I know that name rings a bell....wasn't he QB'ing Boston College or someone in the Big East a couple years ago?
i think he was a QB at Stanford to be honest....quite a while ago, lol. maybe 3-4 years at least.

Another player from the CFL who found NFL success was Bertrand Berry of the Cards. Pretty sure he was even cut by the CFL...still made it in the NFL
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speaking of the cfl, anyone see the 'duck, duck, goose' td celebration?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aavPl9AfqE
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