So what has to happen to give everyone a comfort zone in dropping the ratio and why do we want to keep it.
I think we are there already to remove it. U sports have their own Pro days, U sports players sign NFL contracts, International players become Canadians after their 4th year, DNA tests on players to see if they have any blood lines in Canada to qualify as Canadian.
For me I don't think they need protection any longer. The draft and combines show we have excellent players, far more than any time in history. I would like to hear from any players past and present on what they think. What's more important is that they have the skill and training to stand on their own.
At a minimum the coaches should be able to play who they want on the field.
Here is an older article but still relevant.[url=http://www.cfl.ca/2011/02/11/mullin-changing-the-game-the-ratio/]http://www.cfl.ca/2011/02/11/mullin-cha ... the-ratio/[/url] [url=http://www.edmontonjournal.com/gregor+needs+beef+offensive+lines+with+quality+players/11214324/story.html]http://www.edmontonjournal.com/gregor+n ... story.html[/url]