Matthew Scianitti on Quarterbacking in the CFL East vs. West. An interesting piece.
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The undeniable truth is the CFL is tailored for quarterbacks who bring immediate success, like Doug Flutie did in Toronto and Danny McManus did in Hamilton, regardless of a laundry list of disappointments in southern Ontario, including Kent Austin, Kerry Joseph, Jason Maas and Cleo Lemon.
Yet, perhaps, there is another way to look at Ray and Burris’ moves — an analysis that cuts through the numbers to examine the traditional willingness of western teams to make the difficult decision to ship away star quarterbacks for the sake of sustained success, versus the seemingly perpetual decisions by Toronto and Hamilton to seek instant gratification over the opportunity to develop.