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    Usain Bolt

    He set the 100m and 200m world records, again, at the world championships in Berlin. I was watching ESPN and the track and field reporter Larry Rawson did some math on Bolt and this is ridiculous.

    40 yard dash in full flight to NFL end zone: 2.95 seconds

    Rate of speed in full sprint: 26 MPH

    Regular NFL combine 40 yard dash time: 3.82 seconds

    So I'm thinking I don't care if he had never heard of football, give the guy a helmet, some pads and some money. Put his butt on kick return and punt return, teach him to catch, and tell him as soon as he gets the ball just RUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisgrimes View Post
    He set the 100m and 200m world records, again, at the world championships in Berlin. I was watching ESPN and the track and field reporter Larry Rawson did some math on Bolt and this is ridiculous.

    40 yard dash in full flight to NFL end zone: 2.95 seconds

    Rate of speed in full sprint: 26 MPH

    Regular NFL combine 40 yard dash time: 3.82 seconds

    So I'm thinking I don't care if he had never heard of football, give the guy a helmet, some pads and some money. Put his butt on kick return and punt return, teach him to catch, and tell him as soon as he gets the ball just RUN!
    One hit and he is done. He wouldn't make it in the NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    One hit and he is done. He wouldn't make it in the NFL.
    Hard to say, a number of guys smaller than him in the NFL.

    I have always thought a Hakeem Olajuwan/ Shaq type would make one heck of Red Zone tight end. Bunch of 5'1" 200 lb guys trying to double team them? No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong View Post
    Hard to say, a number of guys smaller than him in the NFL.

    I have always thought a Hakeem Olajuwan/ Shaq type would make one heck of Red Zone tight end. Bunch of 5'1" 200 lb guys trying to double team them? No problem.

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    I think most of the members of RZ wouldn't have much trouble beating guys of that size on a football field.

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    Re: Usain Bolt

    There have been a couple of Olympic sprinters that have made it in the NFL. Willie Gault is one and Bob Hayes is a HOFer. I think it would be worth a teams time to explore if he were interested or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    There have been a couple of Olympic sprinters that have made it in the NFL. Willie Gault is one and Bob Hayes is a HOFer. I think it would be worth a teams time to explore if he were interested or not.
    Renaldo Nehemiah is another. He only lasted three seasons with 43 career receptions but got a Super Bowl ring.
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    Re: Usain Bolt

    You could have him run deep routes and special teams just to spread out the defense.
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    Re: Usain Bolt

    see why not? bengals should sign him... he would have to be an upgrade on special teams over Quan Cosby

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    Re: Usain Bolt

    Why would Bolt play football? I am sure he is making a ton of money running track.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Usain Bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Why would Bolt play football? I am sure he is making a ton of money running track.
    Well he only makes money running track from endorsements. I think I have read that he makes 10-15M with his primary source being Puma.
    If he played football he would still keep that plus get an NFL salary which depending on his skill could be pretty high and it would also open a lot more endorsement deals for him. Track isn't the most visable sport.

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    Re: Usain Bolt

    He would probably quit after taking some of the hits he would have to take a WR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Well he only makes money running track from endorsements. I think I have read that he makes 10-15M with his primary source being Puma.
    If he played football he would still keep that plus get an NFL salary which depending on his skill could be pretty high and it would also open a lot more endorsement deals for him. Track isn't the most visable sport.
    Just because he is fast does not mean he could play football. How much do you think a project WR/Return man make in the NFL? League minimum?....that would be a great career move for Bolt.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Just because he is fast does not mean he could play football. How much do you think a project WR/Return man make in the NFL? League minimum?....that would be a great career move for Bolt.
    I'm assuming that he had some skill and could play. I'm sure pro scouts wouldn't have too hard of a time figuring that out.

    He would probably get above league minimum on name recognition alone.

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    Re: Usain Bolt

    I got a brilliant idea and one that Dusty would embrace. Designated Pinch Runner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    I got a brilliant idea and one that Dusty would embrace. Designated Pinch Runner!
    The A's had a guy like that in 1970's. Larry Lintz went 0-1 on the entire season but had 31 steals and 11 CS. Herb Washington didn't have a sinlge at bat in 1974, but had 29 steals.


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