Common perception out there that the CFL is just gunslinger football with the idea the run isn't important and qb's just fire away. Damien Cox in an article in the Star today follows the trend and uses this word about the CFL. I find this weird, anyone who has followed the Patriots with Brady knows that is about as gunslinger as you can get. Also, anyone who watches both American and Canadian football knows that having a run game, or a threat of a run game, is important regardless if it's the NFL or CFL. I know Cox has been around as a writer for a long time but strange he would fall into this trap of looking ignorant about football. My take anyways.
"It's no wonder, really, that the Canadian Football League should be wondering who, or what, it is these days.
An identity crisis? That would be pushing it, for three-down gunslinger football is still the recognizable name of the game; watching the Eskimos and Blue Bombers slug it out with snow in the end zones last week provided the oh-so-familiar backdrop to the CFL playoffs, and dedicated connoisseurs of the northern brand of football have no trouble articulating what it is they believe in." ...[url=http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/535252]http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnis ... cle/535252[/url]