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Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 04:27 PM
“I might go play football,” the 5-foot-9 Robinson said. “Do something that nobody’s tried to do…. If I can, I would love to play football a little bit. I’ve been doing a little bit of training…. Why wouldn’t you want to have an NBA player that can play football try out? That’s a lot of publicity for your organization.”

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/12/nate-robinson-he-says-may-try-nfl-during-nba-lockout/

VCaintdead17
07-12-2011, 04:29 PM
He would get eaten

Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 04:30 PM
For those of you who didn't know he considered the NFL after Washington, but ultimately decided to go the basketball route. He could've done either.

Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 04:30 PM
He would get eaten

They have to catch him first. Watch some of his highlights. lol

ramsizzle
07-12-2011, 04:36 PM
They have to catch him first. Watch some of his highlights. lol

:facepalm:at you thinking there arent at least 50 guys faster than him the nfl...

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-12-2011, 04:37 PM
He played CB in college at Washington University to let you guys know.

hittsttick32
07-12-2011, 04:51 PM
he'd be a good dimeback for someone

smood999
07-12-2011, 04:52 PM
he played corner at washington and was actually recruited to play football and was a walk on basketball player

ttam68
07-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Is he changing his name too? Maybe he could ride Bulls or race Cheetahs?

clutchfan
07-12-2011, 04:59 PM
He ran a 4.38 40 in high school. FWIW

pacofunk64
07-12-2011, 05:04 PM
I heard he was a hell of a football player too. Not sure if he could make it or not but he might as well try it as his basketball career really hasn't been anything great.

Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 05:07 PM
:facepalm:at you thinking there arent at least 50 guys faster than him the nfl...
:facepalm: at YOU, sir.

he played corner at washington and was actually recruited to play football and was a walk on basketball player

yup. He could've entered the NFL draft and gotten picked up in a later round, but he was basically a guaranteed 1st round pick in the NBA.

Devils05
07-12-2011, 05:08 PM
Sort of ironic he'd switch from one sport in a lockout to another one thats also locked out

Gibby23
07-12-2011, 05:11 PM
It's hard to play football after so much time away from the game. Look at how some of these NFL players look after missing a year. Covering the big fast NFL recievers is not the same as covering the average PAC 10 reciever.

X12Celtics3
07-12-2011, 05:45 PM
I highly doubt he'd make a team. Say whatever you want about how good he apparently used to be, but he has been playing basketball exclusively for six years now. He isn't going to have an easy time making teams over guys who have been training/studying for NFL football for extended periods of time. Also, he is a damn small cornerback. He is the same height as Ellis Hobbs, but fifteen pounds smaller. Hobbs was good at times, but he got abused (Super Bowl against the Giants...) by receivers with size, like Plaxico Burress, and guys could easily throw over him.

If a team invites him to camp, it'll be solely for publicity.

IBleedPurple
07-12-2011, 05:54 PM
He would be terrible. How many years out of football?

ChongInc.
07-12-2011, 06:14 PM
He obviously has the quickness and athleticy, combined with the leaping ability to cover taller players. The question for success as a one year player would be his instincts. If he's training hard right now he could possibly be a 4th CB with some explosive playmaking ability.

AddiX
07-12-2011, 06:24 PM
I believe in his athletic ability, but I don't think the technique would be there.

Most people here don't know ish about technique inn football. You think a guy is fast or bug and he can play a position. Dudes don't have a clue the training it takes to get these movements down.

Lil Half Dead
07-12-2011, 06:43 PM
He was a good CB for the Huskies up at UW in his college days. I think he'd be a nice special teamer for somebody. I dunno about him playing nickel.

Jewelz0376
07-12-2011, 06:43 PM
He's only like 5'6/5'7..he would be a small corner...Sure he is fast and a freak athlete, but every cb in the nfl is super athletic...At best he would be a dime back...and that's being generous... It's been too long since he last played...

Geargo Wallace
07-12-2011, 06:44 PM
I'd like to see Glen Davis in the NFL.

Jewelz0376
07-12-2011, 07:08 PM
I'd like to see Glen Davis in the NFL.

He would be nasty on the dline... 6'6-6'9 (whatever he really is lol) 270lbs + with that kind of agility...

Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 07:46 PM
It would be something though, wouldn't it?

LTBaByyy
07-12-2011, 08:07 PM
He is/was actually a better football player than basketball player

He was a walk on for basketball while he had a scholarship for football

He would be a 4th corner on a GOOD team and PR/KR if he trains really hard

No question about it

Kashmir13579
07-12-2011, 08:12 PM
He is/was actually a better football player than basketball player

He was a walk on for basketball while he had a scholarship for football

He would be a 4th corner on a GOOD team and PR/KR if he trains really hard

No question about it

yep. the only reason he chose NBA over the NFL is because of $$$$.

John Walls Era
07-12-2011, 08:31 PM
He ran a 4.38 40 in high school. FWIW

Why does that matter? Ever heard of Darrius Heyward-Bey?

I'm not doubting his skills though.

Lake_Show2416
07-12-2011, 08:37 PM
if he goes over the middle 1 time, his football dreams will end

Jewelz0376
07-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Why does that matter? Ever heard of Darrius Heyward-Bey?

I'm not doubting his skills though.

:mad:

AI4MVP
07-12-2011, 08:59 PM
when he dies, he will be: The Late Nate The Great Robinson

avrpatsfan
07-12-2011, 09:00 PM
Bring him in to the Patriots, he'd be a hell of a lot better than Darius Butler at CB.

KnicksR4Real
07-12-2011, 09:05 PM
lets see what happens

Hellcrooner
07-12-2011, 09:25 PM
Whats so new? Danny ainge played in the mlb adn the nba.

Chucky Woods
07-12-2011, 09:33 PM
If he still runs a 4.38 for a 40 why not.
Lots of teams would like a change of pace back.
And hes probably hard to tackle, based on his small stature.

LA_Raiders
07-13-2011, 12:21 AM
water boy

THE MTL
07-13-2011, 12:23 AM
Ummm....NFL is locked out too buddy.

MrfadeawayJB
07-13-2011, 12:27 AM
I dont know if he could do it but why not give it a chance??? He always looked more like a football player to me

NYtilIdie
07-13-2011, 12:46 AM
Why not give it a try? With optimism of the NFL lockout ending soon give it a try.

PC
07-13-2011, 12:55 AM
Ummm....NFL is locked out too buddy.

The NFL lockout should end in the near future whereas the next meetings between the players and the owners for the NBA have yet to be made

Gambeezy
07-13-2011, 01:21 AM
I don't doubt that he could probably pick up the schemes of the game again, but being away from a full contact sport for that long softens you up. If he's playing defense, I guarantee you he'd be a sorry tackler. It's just the way it is. When you go without contact and laying into people for that long, you lose your prowess. Whether he was a hitter before or not, I'm nearly certain he'd be at the bottom of the NFL in terms of tackles. If he isn't, I fully expect him to somehow injure himself trying to prove doubters like me wrong.

On the offensive side, it's the same situation. I was a QB/CB growing up until being moved to QB full-time my junior year of highschool. They tried to move me back to CB my freshmen year of college and I just didn't have the instincts anymore. It literally softens you up to be away from contact for so long (which I was while playing QB). I could still wrap a guy up, but I was much more reserved and would hesitate to gang-hit a guy that was already being wrapped up (which you NEED to gang tackle in the NFL).

I guess all I've effectively done is clarify that I would have been a **** CB in the NFL and really only speculated on how Nate's reprieve may have affected him. Whatever, my two cents (from a football player).

dodie53
07-13-2011, 05:00 AM
goodluck Nate

jneises21
07-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Best tweet i've seen in a while:
@TodaysBullshit: Nate Robinson wants to try the NFL because of the NBA lockout. As what, a pylon?

Missing56&33
07-14-2011, 02:44 PM
By the way his NBA career is going, it probably wouldn't hurt if he did try out for an NFL team. He has to make the team though. If he does.......you got to give him props. It wouldn't hurt to try out. I believe Nate will just bounce around the league for the rest of his career anyway.

Brooklyn Mets
07-14-2011, 02:54 PM
CB and punt returner.. nate would be like dante hall was returning the ball for KC..
only problem is one major hit and nate is out for the count.. stay in the NBA and youll have a longer career and make more money..

GhostfaceDrilla
07-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Well he sure as hell can't play basketball so why not?

tyfreaks brotha
07-14-2011, 03:10 PM
I wouldn't mind him as a fourth CB/Returner.. I could see him bringing the ball up to the fourty yard line with his size and speed

Crackadalic
07-14-2011, 03:11 PM
Wasnt his main thing football in college? If he had continued he would have been drafted in a later round. I think you guys forget how good his work ethic is.

Kashmir13579
07-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Wasnt his main thing football in college? If he had continued he would have been drafted in a later round. I think you guys forget how good his work ethic is.

I think he would've had better luck in the NFL than he has in the NBA.

bmd1101
07-14-2011, 05:48 PM
I doubt he tries, he's been on the UW campus as of late practicing with Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas, Nick Collison, and other former and current UW players. I think its just something to squeeze NBA owners during the lockouts similar to the top tier players saying they might go overseas. I think he would get murdered tryin to play football in the NFL after having a few years away from football.

NBA_Starter
07-14-2011, 05:58 PM
I can see him decleating somebody for some reason!

mttwlsn16
07-14-2011, 06:01 PM
i can see it now, he gets the handoff and ray lewis just kills him

ramsizzle
07-14-2011, 06:27 PM
I think he would've had better luck in the NFL than he has in the NBA.

the kid can score 20+ off the bench...in the nfl he is a 5'9" slow corner.

NO CHANCE IN THE NFL...

Lim
07-15-2011, 12:12 AM
someone like ron artest woulda been a beast in the NFL imo

KnickFanSince91
07-15-2011, 01:31 PM
A summer of training and all the technique would come back...it's just like riding a bike. He needs to put on about 20 lbs of muscle but with his leaping ability (something Hobbs doesn't have), he could be a servicable corner. He's not going to play bump and run but I don't see why he couldn't hold his own. Some of you are entirely too critical.

KaganRS
07-15-2011, 01:42 PM
please do this !

instant ratings wherever he goes.

GMEN4EVER
07-15-2011, 02:07 PM
He might have a future covering slot receivers, could also be an interesting return man. He's got blazing speed and quickness, it's not completely out of this world for him to do it.

I doubt it happens, but Nate is a tremendous athlete physically, and he would have an opportunity to contribute, just don't expect it to happen or if it does happen I don't expect him to be anything incredible, he'll never be a all star in basketball or a pro bowler in football.

bagwell368
07-15-2011, 07:46 PM
He's a terrible basketball player with a shelf life in the NBA of two or less years, let him try.

Evolution23
07-16-2011, 06:02 AM
He has a better shot than a lot of NBA players.

pedsdmd
07-16-2011, 05:20 PM
He's a terrible basketball player with a shelf life in the NBA of two or less years, let him try.

Nate is a very good and talented Basketball player, lay off the crack