Can This Guy Play Football?

I can envision Jerry Romig announcing this in the superdome….

starting at wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints…..from Trelawny, Jamica….Usain Bolt!

Watching the Olympics I can’t help but think back to a movie I saw over a dozen years ago….remember a film called ‘The Air Up There’ starring Kevin Bacon?  Not many do, it wasn’t that good.  Generic, feel good sports movie.  It’s about a college basketball coach who goes to Africa to sign a raw basketball talent.

Usain Bolt is now the greatest sprinter in Olympic history. He’s the new world record holder in the 100m and 200m dash.  He’s also 22 years old…stands 6’5 and weighs 195 pounds.

Can you imagine this guy lined up across from Marques Colston and going deep? His size would prevent him from getting jammed at the line…he’s faster than any player in the NFL and his size could make him a weapon in the red zone on fade routes, he’d have no problem jumping over smaller defensive backs.

Does Bolt want to play football?  I have no clue…but if I were the Saints I’d open up the wallet and fork over a sizeable sum…..I’d gamble that Bolt could be coached into becoming an NFL caliber wide receiver.


3 Responses

  1. could play kick and punt returner

  2. Maybe. But Jason David can’t.

  3. Bolt should join the Saints! 🙂

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