New pro Spring League and CFL impact

Here we go again! There will be a new pro football spring league. Apparently this league will serve as a developmental league to develop players for the NFL and even the CFL.

[url=http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/johnny-manziel-and-ray-rice-invited-to-play-in-brand-new-spring-football-league/]http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/johnn ... ll-league/[/url]

[b]"There's a tremendous need for a developmental and instructional league," Peterson said at the time. "The purpose is to help players get selected for the NFL and other pro leagues in Canada or arena football."

"The league is hoping to fill its rosters with players in their mid-20s who may not have been good enough to make the cut in the NFL or CFL."[/b]

[i]Johnny wonders if CFL scouts will attend some of these games to find players?

Anyway, it sounds like a perfect place for Jonathan Crompton to play! :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue: [/i]

I thought Johnny liked Crompton. :?

The Als were doing well until the poor guy got KO'd. :frowning:
The team excepted him as their leader.
Most important, he had the best hair in the CFL. :smiley:

ANYWAY, on to Johnny's main topic.

This will have no negative impact on the CFL.
This new venture will be made up of guys who get cut from training camp rosters.

It will be interesting how this all unfolds in the next couple of years.

In 2018 there are 2 planned spring US football leagues.
SPRING LEAGUE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL
AMERICAN SPRING FOOTBALL LEAGUE

MLFB has been turfed ( pun intended ).

There is a lot of talent to go around with out hurting any league.
It is not that these guys are bad, there is just not a lot of jobs for players .
A spring league will solve that.

However, this one is confusing. ALL teams in 1 location ?

Not going to build fan bases that way. :?

I see no impact, they are targeting players that are pre-CFL.
If anything, if it gets off the ground it expands the talent pool (although only slightly as not many teams are planned, to start) for both the CFL and NFL as many of the players will be those that don't have the marks to go to university whose careers would end after high school or get relegated to semi-pro leagues. Plan is for it to have pro-style offences/defences, which is also a positive.

And Tom Bradys agent is also starting a new league in 2018, although as weve seen plans can change between now and then. This one is aimed at players not yet eligible for the NFL draft, college dropouts in effect.

[url=http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/01/19/nfl-d-league-college-ncaa-football-alternative-don-yee-2017-draft]http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/01/19/nfl- ... 2017-draft[/url]

Jim Popp once said these leagues are actually beneficial to the CFL, as it allows the opportunity to scout players. Which would certainly be the case with this potential league.

We've been here before, too many times, to worry. This too shall pass.

Besides, they are 4 teams playing at a training compound.

Not even a drop in the bucket of talent.

That is actually thge one I was talking about (should never assume you know what a story is about without reading it).

But from that original article:

[i]"There's a tremendous need for a developmental and instructional league," Peterson said at the time. "The purpose is to help players get selected for the NFL and other pro leagues in Canada or arena football" ...
So positioned as a feeder league to the CFL

The league is hoping to fill its rosters with players in their mid-20s who may not have been good enough to make the cut in the NFL or CFL.
Ditto

The four teams in the league will play a total of six games beginning in April.
Season over before TC

The players won't be technically getting paid
That won't tempt anyone away from the CFL

Any player who's on a roster will get free room and board, along with a daily per diem for food. .
Well that changes everything, wonder how nice the billets homes are and how well they cook