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.