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phinpunk14
11-29-2006, 06:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2679967

apparently gatlin is going to make a run at the nfl since he got banned from track and field. Its sick to think what this guy could do even with minimal football skills.

Roman529
11-29-2006, 06:46 PM
Bob Hayes and Skeets Nehemiah are about the only true track speedsters who made the NFL. Just because you are fast doesn't mean you can catch a football. :lol:

Noodle Arm
11-29-2006, 09:34 PM
Bob Hayes and Skeets Nehemiah are about the only true track speedsters who made the NFL. Just because you are fast doesn't mean you can catch a football.

...or properly run routes, block for your running back, read defenses.... :yes:

Vertical Limit
11-29-2006, 09:44 PM
I want to see him return a punt or kickoff. lol

unifiedtheory
11-29-2006, 10:30 PM
...or properly run routes, block for your running back, read defenses.... :yes:...or take a Yeremiah Bell kill shot in the ribs...

Silverphin
11-29-2006, 10:36 PM
...or take a Yeremiah Bell kill shot in the ribs...

:sidelol:

Alex44
11-29-2006, 10:48 PM
Bob Hayes and Skeets Nehemiah are about the only true track speedsters who made the NFL. Just because you are fast doesn't mean you can catch a football. :lol:

Doesnt mean you cant either.

phinphan896
11-29-2006, 10:51 PM
...or properly run routes, block for your running back, read defenses.... :yes: you also need some hand eye coordination so that u dont look lyk a mongoloid tryin to catch the football all cross armed like a slow person

FinsNCanes
11-30-2006, 12:11 AM
As long as he can field a punt or kickoff I'm sure lots of teams would look at him. How fast is the worst fastest man? Not to mention it's different in pads and running with a ball in your hands.

Mike13
11-30-2006, 01:55 AM
He is not the world's fastest man, he tied with some jamican dude and he is a cheater!

Its still intresting though.

chrome4
11-30-2006, 04:56 AM
everyone in the nfl is fast. Remember that safety from Dallas that ran a play extremely fast, It was the year we played Dallas at thanksgiving.

Kdawg954
11-30-2006, 05:48 AM
He is not the world's fastest man, he tied with some jamican dude and he is a cheater!

Its still intresting though.

The Jamaican dude is "Asafa Powell" and he would bury Gatlin in a race. Powell is the real deal and is the only person to run sub 9.8 atleast 3 times and is the undisputed world record holder (Gatlin used performance enhancers, so his time doesn't count).

Mike13
11-30-2006, 11:44 AM
The Jamaican dude is "Asafa Powell" and he would bury Gatlin in a race. Powell is the real deal and is the only person to run sub 9.8 atleast 3 times and is the undisputed world record holder (Gatlin used performance enhancers, so his time doesn't count).

I think you put " around the wrong words.

And yes Powell would bury Gatlin.

Benched
11-30-2006, 12:32 PM
...or properly run routes, block for your running back, read defenses.... :yes:Something gives me the reason to believe that the Texans are willing to gamble.

Dtronic
11-30-2006, 01:18 PM
:lol:

He won't make the team.

NJL52
11-30-2006, 03:16 PM
I don't understand the logic:

Justin Gatlin is more athletic then anybody in the NFL, therefore: he sucks.

NJL52
11-30-2006, 03:20 PM
The Jamaican dude is "Asafa Powell" and he would bury Gatlin in a race. Powell is the real deal and is the only person to run sub 9.8 atleast 3 times and is the undisputed world record holder (Gatlin used performance enhancers, so his time doesn't count).

Although innocent until proven guilty, I don't doubt that Powell juices either. It isn't possible to increase your speed from a 10.3 to a 9.77 in a year naturally.

Come to think of it, I doubt if any sub 10 second sprinter doesn't juice.


The Jamaican dude is "Asafa Powell" and he would bury Gatlin in a race.

And I don't understand how one sprinter running a 9.77 could "bury" another sprinter running a 9.77.

L.T.21
11-30-2006, 03:48 PM
Wasn't Willie Gault an a sprinter?

I saw that ESPN piece... 3.7-3.8 40 time--DAYUM!

Alex44
11-30-2006, 05:36 PM
I dont see reason for the hate.

He is an athlete trying to make a living in athletics. If he is serious about it he can join a practice squad and work his way up from there. Antonio Gates didnt play college football either and he is a superstar, sure its not likely but its not impossible either

Alex44
11-30-2006, 05:37 PM
He is not the world's fastest man, he tied with some jamican dude and he is a cheater!

Its still intresting though.

Gatlin isnt a cheater, he has ADD (or some other disorder like that) that he takes medication for. Unfortunatly that medication is not legal in track for some reason.

Or at least that is what I have heard of the story

DolfanDaveInATX
11-30-2006, 11:32 PM
Gatlin isnt a cheater, he has ADD (or some other disorder like that) that he takes medication for. Unfortunatly that medication is not legal in track for some reason.

Doctors prescribe ritalin for ADD, not testosterone.

Brown42000
11-30-2006, 11:36 PM
If they got him they would just send him in a straight line and throw it up to him because he would burn everybody on the defense.

Jimi
12-01-2006, 12:21 AM
I don't understand the logic:

Justin Gatlin is more athletic then anybody in the NFL, therefore: he sucks.

Hes not more athletic, hes faster there is a big difference. With that bieng said, good luck to the guy hope he succeeds, certianly not saying its impossible... im just doubtful.

NJL52
12-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Hes not more athletic, hes faster there is a big difference.

So would you explain to me your new found science of a "fast" only, non convertable, muscle fiber?

Alex44
12-01-2006, 01:29 PM
Doctors prescribe ritalin for ADD, not testosterone.



Gatlin had previously tested positive for an amphetamine at the 2001 U.S. junior championships. The banned substance was found in a prescription medication he had taken for attention deficit disorder

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2006/07/31/justin-gatlin-coach.html

That was his first suspension which never should have taken place.

So at worst he is a one time offender who shouldnt be banned. Second off his coach is under heavy investigation (or at least was) for giving performance enhancers to athletes without them knowing.