Another week, another great play from Bills’ rugby star Christian Wade

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When Christian Wade gave up his professional rugby career in his native England to sign with the Bills, few thought he had much of a chance of making it in the NFL. He’s doing his best to make his doubters look dumb.

After running for a 65-yard touchdown in his first preseason carry last week, Wade made another sensational play on Friday night.

Wade caught a short pass near midfield, juked one defender, found himself surrounded by three more defenders and somehow blew past all three of them, ran downfield and high-stepped to evade another tackle before he was finally brought down after a 48-yard gain. It was a spectacular highlight.

Granted, this was the fourth quarter of a preseason game, which means it’s possible that all of those defenders Wade blew past are going to get cut in two weeks. Wade still has a long way to go before he has proven he can make it in the NFL.

But Bills coach Sean McDermott said the entire team is thrilled for what Wade is doing.

“I could feel the sideline as a tidal wave about to come over me,” McDermott said. “Another special moment for Christian and our team.”

Wade is still more likely to make the practice squad than the 53-man roster, but he’s doing special things with the ball in his hands.

11 responses to “Another week, another great play from Bills’ rugby star Christian Wade

  1. If he isn’t on their 53 I want the Packers to make him an offer. Exact type of player they need.

  2. This guy can play.. give him a shot.. I know its 2nd and 3rd and leftover players he is playing against but you can see he clearly has talent. He was constantly checking his blind spot I really like that, no doubt from his rugby days.

  3. The AFCE is no longer the Patriot’s division simply because they put pads on. They are going to have to earn it. The only gift in that division this year is Miami.

  4. vikings1234 says:
    August 17, 2019 at 8:54 am
    The AFCE is no longer the Patriot’s division simply because they put pads on. They are going to have to earn it. The only gift in that division this year is Miami.
    —————–
    Brady vs AFCE = 77-21 (0.786)
    Brady vs NFCN = 16-4 (0.800)
    Brady’s records against the AFCN, AFCS & NFCS are also all over 0.810

  5. It’s pretty simple, the Patriots make the AFC East look bad because that’s the division they are in…. then when they play other teams & other divisions they make them look bad too, it’s just those teams are lucky enough to only play the once……

  6. The universal belief that the Pats have an easy division has been disproven over and over, yet it’s easy to just assume without looking at stats. Proven the Pats beat everyone at roughly the same rate75-80%. Add in the fact that they play a first place schedule and it’s more impressive because they play other divisions best and still beat them at 80 percent. Let that sink in!

  7. I had my doubts when Christian gave up the rugby and didn’t think he would do as well as he has. How wrong was I? I’m so pleased for him and hope he at least makes the practice squad which he should, being an international player. He’s landed at a nice spot with the Bills, and has Gore to learn from. Unfortunately, the Bills are overloaded at running back which might cut his chances a little, but another team should give him a shot – How about it Bears??

  8. I noticed a couple comments saying other teams should go after him. I believe if Wade is placed on the practice squad that he is untouchable by other teams per the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program rules. He also doesn’t count against the 10 man cap on the practice squad. This incentivises teams to bring in these players knowing that even though they show flashes of talent, they might not be ready and can be safely placed on the practice squad for 1 year without risk of another team cherry picking the player after the team has invested in them.

  9. NOPE! I guess what I previously read was wrong. Just read that Wade DOES have to clear waivers before signing on to the practice squad. Continue licking your lips fans of RB weak teams.

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