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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Can any NFL players dominate in another sport? Reply with quote

Switched around the other way, which NFL players would "dominate" in another sport?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on your definition of dominate? Dominate in the sense they are the next Tiger, Jordan, Verlander, Pujols, Messi, Gretzky......., hell no! Dominate in the sense they could be among the numerous stars in their respective sports, I don't see why not.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about dominating but college basketball players like Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham could probably at least hold their own in the NBA.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony G was the only guy that really had a shot at the NBA, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justo wrote:
Tony G was the only guy that really had a shot at the NBA, right?


He would probably have had a real nice career in the NBA.


Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Michael Vick, Jake Locker and Tom Brady were all drafted by major league baseball teams at one time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1BackInBlackFan wrote:
justo wrote:
Tony G was the only guy that really had a shot at the NBA, right?


He would probably have had a real nice career in the NBA.


Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Michael Vick, Jake Locker and Tom Brady were all drafted by major league baseball teams at one time.
So was Pat White. I think Toledo's QB got drafted last year even though he hadn't played baseball since freshman year or something. Were these guys good? I know Locker and Wilson were legit. Imagine if Brady would have gone to baseball and Henson was the one that stuck with football in the beginning Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Calvin Johnson would have been a successful NBA player if he had played basketball his whole life.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's obvious that some NFL players could play rugby in Europe.
Speedy RB, WR = winger
LB = flanker

We do have 2-3 players of the french national rugby team who started playing rugby only 4-5 years ago. They are just freaking strong (Pierrick Gunther)

Also, plenty of LBs could be good discus thrower ; and OL at shot put.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pepere Gustave wrote:
It's obvious that some NFL players could play rugby in Europe.
Speedy RB, WR = winger
LB = flanker


Therefore rugby wingers and flankers could play WR,RB or LB ?
Totally different skillset.


1BackInBlackFan wrote:
I don't know about dominating but college basketball players like Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham could probably at least hold their own in the NBA.


Now these 2 are around the top of their respective positions in the NFL and you think they can "hold their own".I have no idea as my knowledge of basketball is almost zero.
This is why the thread question is a silly question.
Which sports player is dominating their league because of just their superb athletic ability.
The thing all dominant people in sports have in common is the fact they have a massive dose of natural talent in them and without that talent they would be merely excellent athletes playing a sport.Bo Jackson was one of the best ever at his position and Sanders was the best at his position and these 2 turned out to be talented at football and good at baseball.Good at baseball yes but dominant no way.These 2 stand out as do a few others in the fact they're good in 2 sports because they're exceptions.
Does anyone seriously think for example that Usain Bolt could walk into the NFL and dominate just because he is a dominant athlete ?
For some reason because people love football they seem to believe players are supermen who could do it in any sport they choose.
They're not,they're extremely talented at football.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall without looking it up...what was Bo Jackson's baseball #'s like?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Depends on your definition of dominate? Dominate in the sense they are the next Tiger, Jordan, Verlander, Pujols, Messi, Gretzky......., hell no! Dominate in the sense they could be among the numerous stars in their respective sports, I don't see why not.

Nah no Woods or MJ type GOAT-players in another sport, I was thinking more of a top player in another sport.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justo wrote:
Tony G was the only guy that really had a shot at the NBA, right?


How would you figure?

I am sure a lot of NFL players had the opportunity to play college basketball but chose football
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i watch ESPN E:60, i saw that Calvin couldve been a baseball player. Why are people under the assumption that guys like Graham and Tony G couldve been great bball players. These guys didnt play football out of choice you know. They werent good enough at basketball therefore chose football. If they had that choice, why on earth would they choose football? The health risks are relatively low. Now im not saying that applies to everybody.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there are a bunch of player who could of had a successful career in track&field.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malik wrote:
Well there are a bunch of player who could of had a successful career in track&field.


Yes but they wouldnt dominate the sport because particularly in track, it is already dominated by one guy, Jamaicans essentially own track, i dont see USA catching up to them. If youre talking about events like hurdles or long 400m, you have a point.
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