Ricky: CFL, NFL talent 'comparable'
"As far as talent ... the talent here is comparable to the NFL, it's just consistency," Williams said. "From what I saw out there, these guys can run, these guys can hit, these guys know what they're doing.
"Football is football. There are a couple of differences in the game but for the most part it's just terminology."
Now, I don't want to rehatch my old rip on the CFL. But even the biggest CFL fans -- whom I have grown to respect during my stewardship over this blog -- would admit that league simply doesn't have the caliber of talent the NFL has.
Right? Is there anyone up there who believes the talent is truly comparable?
Anyway, why would Ricky say stuff like that? Was he being nice? Did he have a blood rush to his head after practice? Or was he just saying it for the sake of saying something?
One last thing: Assuming the talent is comparable, Ricky shouldn't just go nuts with the stats. But the talent is NOT comparable so methinks Ricky will be in the 1,500-yard orbit by the time the season closes. Understand the Argos gained 1,494 yards rushing as a TEAM in 2005, so I think Ricky will surpass that by himself, assuming he avoids injuries.
What do you think he'll do stat-wise, assuming he avoids injury?
Yes, I know I repeated the injury phrase. I can't get it out of my mind because the possibility of it should very much worry Dolphins fans.