Now before you go and shoot the messenger, let me make it clear that this is merely an article I stumbled across. I'm not saying I endorse it. But anyway, go ahead and read the key paragraphs yourself. Personally I think he makes some decent points, but the biggest problem facing the CFL these days may be the increasing acceptance of non-tradition talents by the NFL, especially at QB. These are the types of players the CFL has always thrived on, and suddenly, is being deprived of. And I'm not just talking about running QBs. Would an incredibly talented but miniature passer like Drew Brees have been allowed to blossom into perhaps the most prolific passer in the NFL if he came along 20 years ago? Or would he have been left to ply his trade in Canada (probably) and light up opponents, putting on the kind of aerial show CFL fans have so enjoyed over the years, but are being treated to less and less often lately? I don't know how on earth you go about addressing this issue, but I think it's becoming clear that the CFL needs to find the vision to do so. Maybe it's time to sign a deal with the NFL to be a direct developmental league (not unlike what the AHL to the NHL), this way maybe those developmental non-traditional prospects would actually see the CFL field once again... even if it's not over the long term. Already the best and brightest flee south for the bigger NFL paychecks at the first opportunity, but at least this way the CFL would be privy to players that are suddenly too coveted for NFL franchises to take a chance on allowing to slip through their hands. I don't know, maybe I'm dead wrong, but I'm sure everyone will line up to let me know. Release the hounds! Hmmmm, poor choice of words? I'm not calling any of you dogs. No not even Nate.