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Old 01-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #11
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Saintaintso View Post
I can't be that far off ... Graham and Gonzalez made the switch ...

There is an ever so slight weight distribution difference between an NBA Center and an NFL guard.

BTW, Drew has enough throwing over our o-line now don't ya think. You want taller? Lol



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Old 01-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #13
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There is an ever so slight weight distribution difference between an NBA Center and an NFL guard.


That's like trying a skinny guy out in Sumo wrestling
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #14
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WR is no where near our most glaring need.
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Like Oak said, Drew already has enough trouble seeing over the line. If his head goes back any further trying to look down field it will roll right down his back.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:59 PM   #16
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Yes, Gonzalez, Gates, and Graham played college basketball, but none of the three was anywhere a star. Gates was the best, but played against MAC talent.

They were/are NFL stars because they worked hard and learned the position. Not sure how being a skinny d-league BB player translates to running routes and timing patterns, and not sure that we are in crisis mode at WR, but ...
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:21 AM   #17
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I'm just saying a Derek rose or Russel Westbrook can't be a bad idea as a wideout... 6"3 + in football shape around 225 running well under a 4.4 , immense leaping ability , cat like quickness can change direction at the drop of a dime ... Yeah I must be insane for even drawing the comparisons and thinking that could ever work ...

And I like how you took the picture of the skinniest center ever and compared it to a thick lineman ... I was thinking more along the lines of big baby Davis and Randolph ... 280+ pound guys , guys that can block box out and move , which translates into pulling and more eifficient blocking ...

The eagles don't have the biggest o line but they led the league in rushing by using athleticism rather than being fat ... From what I can tell being athletic and solid is better than being big fer nuthin ...

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I'm just saying a Derek rose or Russel Westbrook can't be a bad idea as a wideout... 6"3 + in football shape around 225 running well under a 4.4 , immense leaping ability , cat like quickness can change direction at the drop of a dime ... Yeah I must be insane for even drawing the comparisons and thinking that could ever work ...



And I like how you took the picture of the skinniest center ever and compared it to a thick lineman ... I was thinking more along the lines of big baby Davis and Randolph ... 280+ pound guys , guys that can block box out and move , which translates into pulling and more eifficient blocking ...



The eagles don't have the biggest o line but they led the league in rushing by using athleticism rather than being fat ... From what I can tell being athletic and solid is better than being big fer nuthin ...

As touched upon above, the great NFL stars that were basketball players were IMHO football players playing the wrong sport. Not great NBA players that came to football.

Playing BB and FB are not the same sports physically or mentally, and basketball shape is not football shape.

Bottom line is that there is absolutely nothing stopping basketball players from going to NFL tryouts. You can't just will them to go tryout and where is the motivation?

NFL is a lot more physical and greater chance of injury.

NFL pays a lot less on average.
2012 numbers
AVE NBA salary 5.15M
AVE MLB salary 3.2M
AVE NHL salary 2.4M
AVE NFL salary 1.9M

Why would any NBA player with a promising career in basketball come to the NFL?

Besides... BB players are puzzys.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by teddybarexxx View Post
I agree with you we do need some big physical strong wide outs we also need someone that has speed, although people posted above me is saying you're drunk i feel anythings' possible. why would that be such a bad idea? remember lewis one of our best return guys we had in a while? remember he was delivering beer for a living. so hey saintaintso i agree its a stretch but hey like the slogan for the nfl "its not crazy if it works" and who's to say it wont?
But delivering beer and playing basketball and transitioning to football are two different things. It has only worked because the other guys were football players masquerading as basketball players.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #20
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Well...

My son pretends to play basketball in the local church league (high school level). The first time I saw his team play, I jokingly told their pseudo-coach "hey coach, you got your left tackle playing center", and not only does the kid (and I use that term loosely) looks like a left tackle, I came to find out he's indeed a left tackle for his HS team. Kid has potential, I tell you.

And seriously, tell me it'd have been too much of a stretch to convert Shaq to o-line.
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