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Sea Ray
01-25-2011, 03:49 PM
Herschel Walker is considering trying out for the Atlanta Falcons this summer

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2011/01/24/at-48-herschel-walker-ponders-nfl-comeback/

At age 48 he thinks he can still play. He claims to still be able to run a sub 4.4 40 yd dash.

He could probably play a game but at his age I seriously doubt he could hold up to the rigors of RB in the NFL. That said I hope he tries it. This would be a fun story. Again staying healthy would be the key and hopefully he doesn't seriously hurt himself. Most current NFL players are trying to retire before they get seriously hurt. Here Herschel is feeling so "healthy" he wants back in. Go figure.

Javy Pornstache
01-25-2011, 04:05 PM
Herschel Walker is legit, he's in the most incredible shape of any performance athlete I've ever seen. The key apparently: eating nothing but soup and bread every day, and doing his crazy calisthenics workout each and every single day. He ran a sub 4.4 as recently as last year, he doesn't claim to be a future champion in MMA or an every down All-Pro back in football at his age, but the fact that he COULD get in there and help someone out should not be ignored because of his age, as I've seen a lot of people do when he comes up in the news. I'm a bigger fan of him now than I ever was.

Blimpie
01-25-2011, 05:41 PM
I think I remember hearing that, when arriving to the Georgia campus, he had never even lifted weights before then.

It was more like 1,000 pushups and situps every morning.

New York Red
01-25-2011, 06:14 PM
I realize Herschel is a freak of nature athletically, but a 48-year old man running a 4.3 40-yard dash? I'd have to see it.

marcshoe
01-25-2011, 08:54 PM
I realize Herschel is a freak of nature athletically, but a 48-year old man running a 4.3 40-yard dash? I'd have to see it.

Hey, I'm 48 and I can do it! Even better, I can run the 40 in four minutes flat!

webbbj
01-26-2011, 12:50 AM
doubt he passes the test for PEDs

New York Red
01-26-2011, 02:36 PM
Hey, I'm 48 and I can do it! Even better, I can run the 40 in four minutes flat!
LOL ... I'm 47 and no longer even think about attempting to stretch a power alley single into a double anymore in my over-35 softball league. Just don't trust the ole hammies these days. Herschel may indeed be able to run a 4.3 40 right now, but I would have to see it with my own eyes.

redsfanmia
01-26-2011, 02:52 PM
If he can still run a 4.3 40 he could probably help a team as a kick returner/punt returner.

Orenda
01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
I'd watch out of curiosity but I think it would turn into a train wreck if he took the field with regularity. 40 times are nice and all but running in a straight line is probably much easier for an athletic powerful man like Herschal Walker than it would be for him to transfer weight and change direction at the level necessary to avoid taking big hits.

The guy is a freak though, he should go all Billy Blanks/ George Foreman and market himself with something that will be more sustainable than colliding with guys half his age, JMO.

Roy Tucker
01-26-2011, 03:56 PM
I remember Jim Brown talked about a comeback at an NFL-advanced age.

Oxilon
01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
I'm not doubting he's in shape to be an NFL halfback today. However, halfbacks take a pounding, and no matter how great of shape your in, that's something age catches up to.

Sea Ray
01-27-2011, 08:32 AM
I think Walker would look good and produce at age 48 when healthy. The problem is I doubt he could stay healthy at that age

PedroBourbon
01-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Didn't he do some MMA fight last year? I remember him saying that he was "in the best shape of his life"

George Anderson
01-27-2011, 07:25 PM
48 year old men cannot play in the NFL....next.

Redsfaithful
01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
If anyone could it would be him. He's always been a freak of nature.

I doubt he's expecting to be someone's feature back. Could be a third down guy if he's really that quick still. But I doubt anyone will give him a shot, the league is too conservative.

kaldaniels
01-27-2011, 11:19 PM
My head hurts thinking that people are buying into this...

We are talking about a guy who ran for 1600 yards for UGA...in 1980.

Deepred05
01-28-2011, 11:32 AM
48 year old men cannot play in the NFL....next.

George Blanda??

NJReds
01-28-2011, 03:16 PM
Not sure if he could still play, but he's done an excellent job getting publicity for his MMA fight.

BuckeyeRed27
01-28-2011, 04:31 PM
For the record he was on Dan Patrick yesterday morning and said he has zero interest in playing in the NFL. Basically a reporter asked him if he thought he could play and he said that he thought he was in good enough shape that he could probably help a team. But he's not actively attempting a come back or anything.

klw
01-30-2011, 08:48 PM
Well here he is from his debut MMA fight. Says it was jan 2010. Looks in shape to say the least.
http://www.fightinginsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Greg_Nagy_vs_Herschel_Walke.jpg

Javy Pornstache
01-30-2011, 09:14 PM
Well here he is from his debut MMA fight. Says it was jan 2010. Looks in shape to say the least.
http://www.fightinginsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Greg_Nagy_vs_Herschel_Walke.jpg

Interesting timing in posting that - he had his second career fight last night, still in great shape, and a first round win there as well. Herschel's the real deal. There is nothing to "buy" here to address the post a few spots up there... Walker didn't say he WANTS to return to the NFL, just when asked about how good shape he was in, he mentioned that he could conceivably help a team out even at his age and shape now. That's it.

George Anderson
01-31-2011, 01:01 AM
George Blanda??

If Herschel wants to kick field goals then yes its possible.

redsfanmia
02-02-2011, 07:29 PM
If Herschel wants to kick field goals then yes its possible.

I am sure he would be an upgrade at kick returner for the Colts.

JayBruceFan
02-03-2011, 12:11 AM
If he were to come back, I wouldn't think that it would be at RB

Im thinking Saftey