Thursday, August 21, 2008

Can Usain Bolt catch a football?

We know, we know: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is super-mega-ultra fast. Like lightning, they say. He's a lightning Bolt.

You know this, we know this, the world knows this. Good.

But does the NFL know this? Or, to put it another way, does Bolt know that his speed could be a huge weapon on a football field?

We don't know if the kid can catch (or knows what football is, for that matter), but if he could, wouldn't he make for an intriguing wide receiver prospect? If he can catch, and could translate his straight-ahead speed into diagonal cuts and breaks, what defensive back could cover him?

Those are some big "ifs," sure, but there has to be a number of teams out there intrigued by the raw speed of the world's fastest man.

And with his show-boating tendencies, he'll fit right in with other NFL wideouts. Or we'll just see Chad Johnson doing the "lightning bolt" after scoring TDs this season.

6 comments:

Laurice said...

And still on the subject of lightning bolts ..."Nothing to do in Joburg besides … wish I was Jamaican (or as it is now known, “the sprint capital of the world”). It’s that speed, those colours of the flag, those golden shoes, that accent, that music and that island style. It’s Usain Bolt and his teammates.The Jamaican track team have run off with more than just Olympic glory."http://blogs.thetimes.co.za/somethingtodo/2008/08/20/usain-bolts-lightning-fast-track-record/

GMoney said...

Don't give Jerry Jones any ideas.

Anonymous said...

Plus he's what, 6'-5"?

Heads up, Millen....

Anonymous said...

Usain bolt ways he wants to play football:

http://www.spikesmag.com/news/usainboltdreamsofrealmadridchance172.aspx

Anonymous said...

why would he want to play that crap sport.in jamaica the top sports are: track,football(soccer) and cricket. nobody in that whole country plays that sport.

Anonymous said...

I would love him to play football but the real question is does he really want to.