Akrum Wadley Headed to CFL

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. RobHowe

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  2. thetrza

    thetrza Well-Known Member

    Good Luck, EH!
  3. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    He'll get noticed by the NFL and the first team to figure out he should be used like Ronnie Harmon will have quite the diamond.
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  4. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    the CFL seems like a great match for AW's game. Lots of open field, aggressive offense.
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  5. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Tough to be a 3rd-down back in the CFL, though!
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  6. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Harmon was great at Buffalo and then maybe San Diego and he was normally a third down back but a big, sturdy third down back who could run or catch.

    Wadley is probably doing a smart thing and making some money and getting playing time. Unless someone knows what the Titans told him or what he surmised from his NFL experience we will never know if he should hang on with practice squads etc
  7. karras

    karras Well-Known Member


    Yes he made a pro-bowl and had a nice long NFL career and I know KF is inside your head as far as metrics go but let's not get carried away.
    In no Universe was he a big back by NFL standards. I'm sure many think Wadley is 5-7 155 pounds but his game isn't power it's stealth and agility. Like I said, first team to figure out how to use him wins. He has the ability, just needs the "right fit".
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  8. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Not NFL money, but he could do alright. Minimum in the CFL is around $50K, average salary is around $80K. (depending on who's numbers you read).

    Stars make more of course... top skill players like QBs make $300-400K. In demand free agents usually makes over $100K.

    All Canadian $, of course. so..multiply by .75ish
  9. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    hahahah, if you believe that link you posted that he played at 5 feet 11 inches and 200 pounds after a few years at Buffalo then your friggin eyes are deceiving you when you watched him play , if you did, and what you read.
  10. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    First pimple-face to reply with "hahahah" loses.
  11. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    If Harmon was 5'11'' and 200 like the link you quoted then Wadley went to the NFL and 5'9'' and 180 pounds.

    I am not trying to make a big deal out of your big deal of italicizing your remark that I was way out of bounds calling Harmon a big back but please remember Harmon stopped playing in the NFL 20 years, a generation ago. When he went into the league in 1985 he was plenty good sized for a RB and he added some muscle so that by his 3rd and 4th years he was plenty big for the NFL.
  12. HawkeyeDenis

    HawkeyeDenis Well-Known Member

    Hope the best for him.
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  13. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Good luck and thanks for being a great Hawkeye!
  14. AreWeThereYet

    AreWeThereYet Well-Known Member

    I think it's a good fit for him.
    I hope its the Winnipeg Bombers.
  15. WinOneThisCentury

    WinOneThisCentury Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, Harmon was listed at 210 in San Diego toward the end of his career. I loved watching him on 3rd down. He was an ankle breaker for linebackers. I've never seen anyone do what he did so consistently. Teams knew it was coming and he would still juke the linebacker out of his jock and get separation. He was unstoppable on third down...eventually teams were using a safety on him too.
  16. earlkoppelman

    earlkoppelman Well-Known Member

    Yes. Mr.Akrum waay special! 15 hard pounds pleese. Heart waay tough now.
  17. ssckelley

    ssckelley Well-Known Member

    If only Harmon had showed up to play in that Rose Bowl......
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  18. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    I see what you did there...
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  19. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    He showed up. Just had grease on his fingers.
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  20. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Pfff… What's the last thing Fry had to say about that whole deal? I mean did he ever go at Harmon at all in the years that have gone by? Harmons name is mud to me.