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  1. Standard membervivify
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    12 Apr '19 03:47
    https://buffalonews.com/2019/04/08/buffalo-bills-christian-wade-rugby-international-player-pathway/

    Star rugby player Christian Wade is joining the NFL.

    After all these stupid debates about Rugby vs American Football, we're finally gonna see. If American football players are such pansies, is Christian Wade gonna dominate? Or will Wade be out of his league (see what I did there?).

    To be fair, at 27, he's not a spring chicken as far as athletes are concerned. But then again, that's about the age that most NFL greats start cementing their legend.

    We'll see which side finally gets bragging rights.
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    12 Apr '19 19:47
    It will be interesting to see if he makes the cut and gets into the team but the differences between the games is so vast it's impossible to compare really. Plus, the playbook in the nfl for someone who has never played the game before is going to be so tough to learn.
  3. Standard membervivify
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    13 Apr '19 05:07
    @trev33 said
    It will be interesting to see if he makes the cut and gets into the team but the differences between the games is so vast it's impossible to compare really. Plus, the playbook in the nfl for someone who has never played the game before is going to be so tough to learn.
    As far as the overdone rugby vs NFL debate is concerned, he'll be judged on things like how well he can take a hit, tackle, or how fast is he in comparison to everyone else, etc.
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    18 Apr '19 23:482 edits
    4.5 plus running back. Well he certainly is not going to be the fastest guy in the NFL.

    4.49 is the average 40 time in the NFL. This guy is more than half a second slower than average.
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    19 Apr '19 01:03
    Ok off a bit more like .04 seconds. He would be average speed for a strong safety.
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