Started by theaardvark, March 04, 2022, 05:12:22 PM
Quote from: Blue In BC on March 05, 2022, 06:45:53 PMWe got Nichols from the XFL and he's as good as they come. Solid DB. There were a few very good players that made the transition to the CFL from the XFL.At the moment there is no agreement for a CFL opt out after the 1st season. Bigger question is does the league survive to season 2 and if so how big a change do teams see in their rosters.A player cut by one team made land elsewhere or come to Canada.
Quote from: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 06:56:00 PMMy question is when do USFL contracts end? At the end of their season, or do they stretch to the next season like our contracts?
Quote from: TecnoGenius on March 05, 2022, 08:32:46 PMOk, I get the whole XLF/USFL conversation, etc, and it is interesting... but my question is:Who on earth is Derrick Jones and why do I care? The thread makes it sound like he's Doug Flutie or the next Mr. Football or something.
Quote from: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 03:05:32 PMYes, you have the facts straight. But, remember there are "alternate facts" now. That, plus the spin that football contracts are not guaranteed from the team side, just the players side, which player advocates constantly compare to... slavery. A completely unfair comparison, but one that garners sympathy for the player immediately.Just curious, are there clauses in the CFL players contract about having a valid passport, and whose responsibility it is to acquire/confirm work eligibility? It would seem wise that there be some definition of who is responsible, and what the repercussions are for a player who cannot get across the border. I wonder if there are other "outs" as well, medical, vaccination, etc...
Quote from: TBURGESS on March 05, 2022, 09:26:57 PM'Alternate facts' is just another way of saying lies. Spin doesn't matter. Folks shouldn't waste their sympathy on a player who made a 'mistake on purpose'. IE: Fraudulently signing a USFL contract. The CFL contract was legally signed, so it's the one that counts. I don't know or care about the clauses in the CFL contract and it doesn't really matter. The key is that the USFL runs April 16 to mid June while the CFL TC starts June 9. Calgary can and should wait until just before TC to give any player an out for not being able to cross the boarder (Or they could help the player), or No-Vax, or Medical. By that time, it's too late to go to the USFL.
Quote from: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 09:52:26 PMI get the sentiment, but do we want to be antagonistic to other leagues, or co-operative. Do we want players to think the CFL is a bad league to sign with, or a good opportunity. How the league deals with this issue will be important for future perception, it has very little to do with Derrick Jones and his ability or lack thereof. We want players to want to come here, both for the opportunity to play, earn a living, grow as a player and potentially have an NFL opportunity. If that never materializes but they manage to have a long career as a CFL player, that's good for us. If the CFL gets painted as a league that takes advantage of its contracts to freeze players out of other opportunities, that's not good PR. So its a fine balance between the decisions to hold him to his deal, and get rid of what is going to be a bad PR situation, especially if he gets cut in/before TC.
Quote from: TBURGESS on March 06, 2022, 02:59:59 PMYou're right, it's not about Jones. Do we want our contracts to mean anything? Do we want players signing with the CFL then taking a 'better offer' in another league? Would you want Callaros to ignore his contract if he got a better deal? Of course not.
Quote from: Jesse on March 06, 2022, 03:26:48 PMThis is it. This is cut and dry.He signed a contract and needs to honour it.
Quote from: Blue In BC on March 06, 2022, 04:00:25 PMIn theory yes but in reality it's not that clear. CFL contracts are not guaranteed. Players sign contracts for TC every season across the CFL and are released before they even make it to TC.