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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... 11:29 - Aug 9 with 1774 viewsBanosswan

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Ever since my son was... never conceived, because I've never had consensual sex without money involved... I've always kind of looked at you as... a thing, that I could live next to... in accordance with state laws.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 11:33 - Aug 9 with 1022 viewsbluey_the_blue

Arf!

4th quarter TD in first pre-season game.

So basically playing against a 4th string defence, overwhelming majority of whom will be cut the next few weeks. Good blocking by the O line, to give them credit.

He'll be cut. Far too many better RBs on Bills roster.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:13 - Aug 9 with 978 viewsBanosswan

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 11:33 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Arf!

4th quarter TD in first pre-season game.

So basically playing against a 4th string defence, overwhelming majority of whom will be cut the next few weeks. Good blocking by the O line, to give them credit.

He'll be cut. Far too many better RBs on Bills roster.


He can't be cut, he's on the international player pathway. Won't be in the 53 either, but will be in practice squad.

Ever since my son was... never conceived, because I've never had consensual sex without money involved... I've always kind of looked at you as... a thing, that I could live next to... in accordance with state laws.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:21 - Aug 9 with 966 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:13 - Aug 9 by Banosswan

He can't be cut, he's on the international player pathway. Won't be in the 53 either, but will be in practice squad.


Yeah, true. Thought it was slightly different, can't be on practise squad but a different designation, so can't play? Miami have similar with a Brazilian.

End of the day, he's 27. Every year there are hundreds of running backs declaring from college. Each have better awareness of pass blocking, hole recognition et al.

Only chance of being on a roster if if he can contribute to special teams play.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:24 - Aug 9 with 964 viewsBanosswan

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:21 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Yeah, true. Thought it was slightly different, can't be on practise squad but a different designation, so can't play? Miami have similar with a Brazilian.

End of the day, he's 27. Every year there are hundreds of running backs declaring from college. Each have better awareness of pass blocking, hole recognition et al.

Only chance of being on a roster if if he can contribute to special teams play.


People already asking about him as a punt returner. Won't be many better than him in broken play.

He can be in the practice squad as he doesn't actually count to the numbers, giving them one extra.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:36 - Aug 9 with 940 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 12:24 - Aug 9 by Banosswan

People already asking about him as a punt returner. Won't be many better than him in broken play.

He can be in the practice squad as he doesn't actually count to the numbers, giving them one extra.


Maybe. Will he be better than the numerous punt returners coming out of colleges? Need to bring something else to the roster these days,

Yeah, that was the designation I was referring to. AFAIK, it meant the player has to remain PS(lite) for the season - think that was brought up about the Brazilian guy at the 'Fins.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 13:30 - Aug 9 with 890 viewsEbo

I'd love to see a world 15 rugby union team play an all star american NFL team over 2 games. 1 rugby union game and 1 gridiron game.

I think the NFL would win the gridiron easily but the rugby game could be embarrassing for the NFL stars. Fitness would kill them and the intensity would frighten them too.

Thank you, goodnight and bollocks
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 14:44 - Aug 9 with 845 viewsJackSomething

I'm glad for Wade and hope he sticks with it and does well enough to make it on to a final roster next year, but the odds are against him.

Jarryd Hayne had a 53-yard run with his second touch of the ball in preseason for the 49ers, but found it way harder in the regular season.

You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:37 - Aug 9 with 824 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 13:30 - Aug 9 by Ebo

I'd love to see a world 15 rugby union team play an all star american NFL team over 2 games. 1 rugby union game and 1 gridiron game.

I think the NFL would win the gridiron easily but the rugby game could be embarrassing for the NFL stars. Fitness would kill them and the intensity would frighten them too.


Errm, you're claiming rugby union players are fitter?

American footballers hit harder in the tackle - poor form mind - looking for highlight reel hits. They'd easily win the American Football game, wouldn't be close.

Rugby union game would have to have uncontested scrums for safety reasons. Lessens the advantage somewhat. RU would have the advantage in kicking from hand. As for passing in RU style, well...

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:50 - Aug 9 with 811 viewsEbo

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:37 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Errm, you're claiming rugby union players are fitter?

American footballers hit harder in the tackle - poor form mind - looking for highlight reel hits. They'd easily win the American Football game, wouldn't be close.

Rugby union game would have to have uncontested scrums for safety reasons. Lessens the advantage somewhat. RU would have the advantage in kicking from hand. As for passing in RU style, well...



Bollocks. NFL players have tried out Rugby League and they could not hack it.

NFL is a joke fitness wise - uncontested scrums - the wimps!!

Look how slow that guy is in the video. An all black or bok would shove his head up his arse.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:55 - Aug 9 with 801 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:50 - Aug 9 by Ebo

Bollocks. NFL players have tried out Rugby League and they could not hack it.

NFL is a joke fitness wise - uncontested scrums - the wimps!!

Look how slow that guy is in the video. An all black or bok would shove his head up his arse.
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Scrums would be uncontested due to the specialist role of hookers, duh... yeah, risk a broken neck. Bravo!

Slow? Let's see how quickly rugby union guys run with full padding on.

Let's also look and see how rugby union players would cope at scouting combines, eh?

Where's Jarryd Hayne these days? Still with San Francisco?
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:57 - Aug 9 with 799 viewsEbo

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:55 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Scrums would be uncontested due to the specialist role of hookers, duh... yeah, risk a broken neck. Bravo!

Slow? Let's see how quickly rugby union guys run with full padding on.

Let's also look and see how rugby union players would cope at scouting combines, eh?

Where's Jarryd Hayne these days? Still with San Francisco?


Wimps

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 16:03 - Aug 9 with 797 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:57 - Aug 9 by Ebo

Wimps


Arf!

Like ANquan Bolden, took a helmet to helmet hit causing bad facial injuries - seven plates, forty screws.

Missed a whopping 2 games - 2 weeks.

That kind of wimp you mean?
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 16:39 - Aug 9 with 774 viewsEbo

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 16:03 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Arf!

Like ANquan Bolden, took a helmet to helmet hit causing bad facial injuries - seven plates, forty screws.

Missed a whopping 2 games - 2 weeks.

That kind of wimp you mean?


Plenty of rugby players have played on with deep cuts, broken bones etc. Maybe the NFL wimps can wear helmets in scrums.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 17:02 - Aug 9 with 759 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 16:39 - Aug 9 by Ebo

Plenty of rugby players have played on with deep cuts, broken bones etc. Maybe the NFL wimps can wear helmets in scrums.


I know it's difficult for you to grasp, but the hitting in American Football is far worse than in rugby - mostly because of the padding. Take the padding off, less hits.

WImps, arf!

If they are such wimps, where are all the rugby players currently in NFL on main rosters, eh?
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 18:55 - Aug 9 with 711 viewsbluey_the_blue

ITV News showing it and fawning over him.

Hate to say it but it was nothing spectacular. Good O line blocked, defence over committed, absolutely massive hole. #35 on the defence took a bad angle, cost chance of tackling.

Hardly the second coming of Barry Sanders.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:00 - Aug 9 with 704 viewsUxbridge

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 15:55 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

Scrums would be uncontested due to the specialist role of hookers, duh... yeah, risk a broken neck. Bravo!

Slow? Let's see how quickly rugby union guys run with full padding on.

Let's also look and see how rugby union players would cope at scouting combines, eh?

Where's Jarryd Hayne these days? Still with San Francisco?


Different sports. Different fitness requirements. An utterly stupid comparison.

No reason why this chap couldn't make it as a RB or kick returner though. Not massively different to what the back 3 would face in rugby.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:26 - Aug 9 with 691 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:00 - Aug 9 by Uxbridge

Different sports. Different fitness requirements. An utterly stupid comparison.

No reason why this chap couldn't make it as a RB or kick returner though. Not massively different to what the back 3 would face in rugby.


He'd need to pick up blitzes for pass protection as a running back, for example.

Competition would be the hundreds of running back coming out of college systems every year, with far more experience of the game.

Odds are very much against him catching on; Bills have a stacked RB roster.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:38 - Aug 9 with 683 viewsJackfath

Whatever happened to the Swansea American Football side which was very popular in the 90s?

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:42 - Aug 9 with 681 viewsexiledclaseboy

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:38 - Aug 9 by Jackfath

Whatever happened to the Swansea American Football side which was very popular in the 90s?


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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:57 - Aug 9 with 667 viewsdickythorpe

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 19:38 - Aug 9 by Jackfath

Whatever happened to the Swansea American Football side which was very popular in the 90s?


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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 20:47 - Aug 9 with 643 viewsBarrySwan

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 17:02 - Aug 9 by bluey_the_blue

I know it's difficult for you to grasp, but the hitting in American Football is far worse than in rugby - mostly because of the padding. Take the padding off, less hits.

WImps, arf!

If they are such wimps, where are all the rugby players currently in NFL on main rosters, eh?


Having played Rugby for two seasons at an American university and town side.

I can confirm that the perception that American football players are wimps because they wear helmets and padding is so far from the truth that the claim is laughable.

The university that I was associated with in Wisconsin was at that time the current US div 3 national champion grid iron college team ( American universities are graded in divisions according to the size of the college)

I can safely say that I have never witnessed collisions in the tackle so violent and earth shattering than those I saw during the games of that college team.

Standing pitchside at the uni's 10,000 seater stadium I could actually feel the reflected force of the collisions taking place a few yards away on the pitch they were so hard.

The town rugby team was full of ex American footballers as well as others and the tackling and play in their games was as hard as anything that I witnessed or experienced in 34 years of playing rugby myself in Wales and Scotland.

Rather than the common refrain often used over here by the uninformed, that the hits in American football are only that hard because the players wear padding, I would invite such claiments to step out on a rugby pitch in the US and tell us what they think after 20 minutes of playing against the biggest bunch of nutters in the 'disregarding of their own personal safety' stakes that I have possibly ever seen or played with.

However it was generally accepted amongst the rugby playing fraternity that the big guys up front in even the best American football team wouldn't last 5 minutes on a rugby pitch mobility or fitness wise, an opinion that the rugby players used to take the p**s out of the football jocks with incessantly.

Coincidentally the College was in a town called La Crosse, Wisconsin which had at that time a long time link up with Swansea university and there were quite a number of Swansea University students at the college when I was there ( none playing rugby) The college was part of the University of Wisconsin whose American football team 'The Badgers' are one of the powerhouses of American College football and who play out of their 80,000 capacity stadium 'Camp Randall' in Madison just down the road.

La Crosse is the town which allegedly gave the name to the sport of the same name as legend has it that Indians were observed hacking around the heads of vanquished opponents on the shores of the Missisipi which runs through the town. La Crosse is also the town that Frank out of American Pickers is always talking about as he apparently hasn't missed the towns Ocktoberfest in 30 odd years. I didn't miss it in the two years that I was there either, catch it if you're ever in the area.


The Badgers got their name after the many Welsh coal and lead miners who emigrated to the state and initially burrowed into the sides of hills for accomodation before building houses, The miners feature on the state flag and Wisconsin is known as the Badger state for the same reason.

The town of Wales in Wisconsin features the Welsh dragon on many of its street signs.


And here endeth the lesson on the Welsh influence on Wisconsin home of the mighty Badgers and the even mightier Green Bay Packers American football teams whose team members I reiterate will hurt you very very badly in a tackle whether wearing padding or not. Whether certain individuals would last 5 minutes in a game of rugby I fear that we will never find out but I suspect the larger chaps wouldn't.
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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 20:50 - Aug 9 with 636 viewsdickythorpe

Steroid abuse rife in both sports.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 21:55 - Aug 9 with 604 viewsJackSomething

Thanks BarrySwan for the opinion of someone who actually knows something about both sports.

Ebo, you obviously know next to nothing about American Football and are forcing me to side with Bluey against you, so please stop digging.

If you have any doubts about how tough and athletic NFL players are, look up Martin Johnson's opinion on the sport. Think he probably knows a bit more about the subject than you or I.

You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 00:09 - Aug 10 with 548 viewsEbo

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 20:47 - Aug 9 by BarrySwan

Having played Rugby for two seasons at an American university and town side.

I can confirm that the perception that American football players are wimps because they wear helmets and padding is so far from the truth that the claim is laughable.

The university that I was associated with in Wisconsin was at that time the current US div 3 national champion grid iron college team ( American universities are graded in divisions according to the size of the college)

I can safely say that I have never witnessed collisions in the tackle so violent and earth shattering than those I saw during the games of that college team.

Standing pitchside at the uni's 10,000 seater stadium I could actually feel the reflected force of the collisions taking place a few yards away on the pitch they were so hard.

The town rugby team was full of ex American footballers as well as others and the tackling and play in their games was as hard as anything that I witnessed or experienced in 34 years of playing rugby myself in Wales and Scotland.

Rather than the common refrain often used over here by the uninformed, that the hits in American football are only that hard because the players wear padding, I would invite such claiments to step out on a rugby pitch in the US and tell us what they think after 20 minutes of playing against the biggest bunch of nutters in the 'disregarding of their own personal safety' stakes that I have possibly ever seen or played with.

However it was generally accepted amongst the rugby playing fraternity that the big guys up front in even the best American football team wouldn't last 5 minutes on a rugby pitch mobility or fitness wise, an opinion that the rugby players used to take the p**s out of the football jocks with incessantly.

Coincidentally the College was in a town called La Crosse, Wisconsin which had at that time a long time link up with Swansea university and there were quite a number of Swansea University students at the college when I was there ( none playing rugby) The college was part of the University of Wisconsin whose American football team 'The Badgers' are one of the powerhouses of American College football and who play out of their 80,000 capacity stadium 'Camp Randall' in Madison just down the road.

La Crosse is the town which allegedly gave the name to the sport of the same name as legend has it that Indians were observed hacking around the heads of vanquished opponents on the shores of the Missisipi which runs through the town. La Crosse is also the town that Frank out of American Pickers is always talking about as he apparently hasn't missed the towns Ocktoberfest in 30 odd years. I didn't miss it in the two years that I was there either, catch it if you're ever in the area.


The Badgers got their name after the many Welsh coal and lead miners who emigrated to the state and initially burrowed into the sides of hills for accomodation before building houses, The miners feature on the state flag and Wisconsin is known as the Badger state for the same reason.

The town of Wales in Wisconsin features the Welsh dragon on many of its street signs.


And here endeth the lesson on the Welsh influence on Wisconsin home of the mighty Badgers and the even mightier Green Bay Packers American football teams whose team members I reiterate will hurt you very very badly in a tackle whether wearing padding or not. Whether certain individuals would last 5 minutes in a game of rugby I fear that we will never find out but I suspect the larger chaps wouldn't.
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I remember seeing this documentary once with 2 NFL players training with St Helens and they were absolutely useless. Spewing after first training session, Look at the amount of breaks in play compared to league. You can see why league players are so fit as it's non stop.

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Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 07:52 - Aug 10 with 492 viewsbluey_the_blue

Christian Wade showing that NFL is easy... on 00:09 - Aug 10 by Ebo

I remember seeing this documentary once with 2 NFL players training with St Helens and they were absolutely useless. Spewing after first training session, Look at the amount of breaks in play compared to league. You can see why league players are so fit as it's non stop.


Be interested to see that, got a link? Googled but didn't find anything.
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