The CFL focuses more on speed and quickness rather than brute strength as in the NFL. Many CFL players are talented (they have excellent football skills) but are considered too small and undersized to play in the NFL. Many players who were originally thought to be too unskilled to play in the NFL have proved their skills in the CFL and have had successful NFL careers thereafter. Extremely speedy players enjoy the much less cramped field in the Canadian game, which favours their style of play.
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Darren Davis did not play in the NFL. He was in the CFL with Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Renegades.
Yes, because very few college players are good enough to play in the NFL or even the CFL.
NFL is just basically the states (except when they play a game in Toronto and England) and CFL is all Canadian since it unexbanded
The salaries of CFL coaches are not public knowledge. However, players and coaches in the CFL make considerably less than the NFL. It is estimated that a coach makes 500,000 per year.
Generally, yes. However, there are rules regarding players being under contract to only one team. If a CFL player has an opportunity to play in the NFL, he first gets released from his CFL duties. Then, he signs an NFL contract. Dominique Dorsey recently missed the first half of the 2009 CFL season while he was signed with the Washington Redskins. They released him just before the season opener and he returned to his CFL team, the Toronto Argonauts.
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Casey Printers played for the B.C. Lions. Then he played in the NFL for one season with the Kansas City Chiefs. He then returned to the CFL and is currently playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats!
No. Statistics are broken out by regular season and postseason. Yardage or interceptions or such that is done in the postseason will count towards that player's career postseason stats.
The teams that share a name between the NFL and CFL are the Detroit Lions of the NFL and the British Columbian Lions of the CFL.