In pro football, coaches have long accepted that in an ideal world the two most cerebral athletes on your team need to be your quarterback and your middle linebacker. Think Doug Flutie, Warren Moon, Tom Clements, Danny Bass, Wayne Harris or Mike O’Shea. These athletes combined the qualities of leadership, a high football I.Q. and an off-the-chart level of athleticism.
Without getting out your cellphones, who are David Watford, Jeremiah Briscoe and De’Vante Kincaide and what do they have in common?
When the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs began earlier this month there appeared to be some givens accepted by insider/experts and bar stool prophets alike. Tampa Bay was going to crush Columbus, Washington was going to compete for a second Stanley Cup after dispatching Carolina and likely there would be at least two Canadian teams remaining in the second round.
Depending upon whether a new collective agreement can be reached between the CFL and the CFLPA, training camps could open mid-May. There has been a whirlwind of player movement right across the league this winter, and in particular many a quarterback has found themselves a new home or a much more lucrative contract for the 2019 season.