Forgive me for not replying to the Gigeure thread that included this topic's question..... but I felt it needed a thread on it's own.
With regard to the question: Which league is more talented...... here is my 2 cents;
?Comparing the NFL to the CFL is like comparing apples to oranges. The CFL linebackers are
lighter and more mobile to cover the pass. Ray Lewis is a dominant, superstar, NFL linebacker
and a big inside hitter. But how well would he do up here? He’s too heavy to cover our field
like old man Otis Floyd can do now. Derrick Pope an NFLer who was just released admitted he
had to lose weight to play our game. Sure he can hit, but can he cover a much wider field in a passing
game? Is his body structure more about making impacts or being able to run like a deer when need be? Our field also requires QBs to be more mobile. Great drop back NFL QBs are not as inclined to play in the CFL. I firmly believe, Steve Young and Brett Favre would never have done what Flutie did in the CFL due to our game and style. So who's more talented? (Side note to anti-Canadian football sentiments..... the CFL had Theisman, Moon, Garcia for years before they played NFL. Sean Salisbury was cut by Winnipeg then played another 5 years in the NFL winning player of the week in the early 90's . Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was born in Canada.) There are a lot of NFL to CFL busts like Ricky Williams, etc, etc. The NFL “tight end? is not used in the CFL. Instead we have “slotbacks? who are lighter, faster, more mobile, and a deeper threat. Canadian born O.J. Santiago made a career as a TE in the NFL, but with his body structure (6'7, 270 lbs)and positional attributes he probably would not have made a CFL team. The same goes for superstar tight ends like Tony Gonzalez, etc. I personally think, the only position between the 2 leagues that really matters to a "certain degree" when it comes down to raw talent regardless of body size or structure......is the wide receiver. That is where skill, speed, and natural ability will be the difference between the No Fun League's $$ and CFL $$. HOWEVER, to say one league is more talented doesn’t really apply. One league is not better just different. The CFL is more exciting, improvisational, less structured, and lets talent overcome size. That happens to be my personal preference.