Riders GM and head coach Chris Jones was very insightful on the Green Zone on Tuesday.
He made a point that Canadians need to listen to. He said in the NFL, “the cheques are bigger, that doesn’t make their game better.”
Let’s remember that this is someone who is very well connected with pro football in both the United States and Canada.
It’s also a point that others who have had success on each side of the border have tried to make in the past. Years ago Hall of Famer Doug Flutie once said “I don’t know if Canadians realize what they have up there” when speaking about the CFL game.
The Canadian inferiority complex regarding the NFL has been around for decades. It seems to flourish most in central Canada and will likely never never fully go away.
Jones’ remarks reminded me of a comment a very smart football man made to me years ago: “It’s OK to enjoy both leagues.”
As we get set for more NFL playoffs and CFL free agency in the next month-and-a-half or so, let’s do that.