Really surprised the board is not aflutter with the news that Andy has workouts with the Vikings ad Steelers in January!
I know there is a lot of talk that he will be 28, does not have ST experience, and may be too slow to be more than a ST player in the NFL (as there is no presnap motion), but I would suspect we have seen Andy's last CFL game. How many guys get a tryout in January, essentially going into the playoffs. Perhaps his contract says he enters into his option year with the Riders on Jan 1, 2011, meaning he had to wait until then to roll down south.
Obviously he would be missed a lot, but I wish him good luck. I'm sure he realizes he wouldn't be as big of a star in the NFL but if this is his dream, then go for it. Also, the money is so much more than they could ever make here, he has to try it.
After watching the playoffs this weekend, I really think Andy will play in the NFL next season. He's just as big as a lot of the receivers and definitely has as good and probably better hands. I saw a lot of big drops this weekend. He can be a reliable NFL receiver.
what is your point…good game or not, that is still where the money is, and you can’t blame him for trying. As for the lockout, Fantuz must be signed by Feb 16, or he comes back, so it is a mute point.
And as far as lockout goes…i don’t think it will happen. The NFL already has 20 games (plus playoffs), same as the CFL. It is just that the NFL has 4 preseason games, so really, they are not playing any more football. The NFL will up the cap and payers will get more money, plus they are offering nice perks like a second bye week. I think that the biggest bone of contention will be the rookie salary cap, and i think it is really needed. top draft picks are getting 10mil / year contracts. That is way too big of an investment for someone who has not taken a professional snap. Look how many 1st overall picks are actually playing / starting 5 years later. It has to be stemmed.
After watching some south ball again this year, I'm not impresses with the recievers in he NFL. If fantuse can get used to the American ball in a hurry, I think he will excel with the right team. He has great hands compared to what I have seen this playoffs