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Crossman on English fans & American football

Posted by Chris Brown on October 20, 2015 – 10:24 am

As we profiled on Buffalobills.com today, Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman knows the English following for American football. He witnessed it first hand as a player on the London Monarchs in the now defunct World League of American Football from 1991-92. Here’s his assessment of what can be expected from the English fans Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

“There’s a following. It’ll be a good crowd,” Crossman said. “They want to see a good product. The thing about it, I don’t care where you are, especially there in England, they expect high performance. And when you get the best, and the NFL is the best American football in the world they’re excited to see it. They thrive on wanting to see the best. I don’t care if it’s American football, soccer, cricket, they want to see top level performance and they’re passionate about it.

“Now it’s not the same passion as some people who follow their independent football clubs. That’s a whole other level. They’re going to be excited and there’s going to be a different atmosphere of how they conduct themselves during the game. I know having played there it was a live, festive atmosphere.”


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