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« on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 02:21:05 »

https://www.buffalobills.com/video/can-t-miss-play-bills-rb-christian-wade-breaks-tackles-on-48-yard-play

This follows a 65 yard running touchdown the previous pre-season game.

https://www.buffalobills.com/video/can-t-miss-play-former-rugby-star-christian-wade-runs-for-65-yard-td

If he gets used to people being allowed to block for him he scores that next time as well.  Always thought he was underused by England, he's electric.  Hope he gets a chance to learn the finer arts, because there isn't a player in the league that can run like him.
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 06:41:03 »

His two highlights have looked good, but they’ve come in the 4th quarter in preseason games against guys who won’t be anyway near starting once the season starts

Barring an injury crisis, he’ll probably end up spending most of the season on the practise squad
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 07:21:12 »

Adding him to the final 53 man roster would boost interest in the franchise.
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:32:28 »

He had two rushes for a total of four yards last night.  Not saying he can't make the 53, but it's slim to say the least.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:40:12 »

Very, very hard to make it into the NFL when you've not played at college level. Not unheard of but very unusual. Good luck to him though, he may make the Practice Squad...
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 08:51:14 »

Jarryd Hayne made it for one season with the 49ers.  Seem to recall he returned a few punts and made the odd run.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 12:42:24 »

Where he has a sim chance of making it is the fact he went over months ago rather than just jumping into the sport in the pre season, so he's been learning the game during that period.
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