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MP123
05-22-2007, 11:02 PM
I have friends who say he could play in the NFL. I think they're dumb. I tell them that if he gets crushed once then he's done. Do you think he is or isn't NFL material?

TH3
05-22-2007, 11:04 PM
he never will.. makes WAY more money playing soccer... alot of soccer players are very good athletes.. so i think they could hold their own if they focused their workouts towards football...

fenikz
05-22-2007, 11:05 PM
he is 5'11 160, not a chance

Paranoidmoonduck
05-22-2007, 11:06 PM
Play what in the NFL? Besides being wicked fast, what translatable skills does he have to make the transfer?

sweetness34
05-22-2007, 11:06 PM
WTF? Where the hell did this come from? This has become one of the dumbest threads in the history of these boards.

And no I don't think he can play in the NFL. He has a hard enough time dealing with physical play as it is in soccer.

KCJ58
05-22-2007, 11:08 PM
He's a good soccer player he should just stick with it

WMD
05-22-2007, 11:11 PM
Wha? He could be a Kicker, but that's about it.

Tobzilla
05-22-2007, 11:13 PM
Hypothetically, I think he might make a good slot WR or CB, hypothetically not practically. Some aspects of his game might translate well to American football (like his speed and amazing footwork) but I doubt Ronaldihno can hit someone very well.

Paranoidmoonduck
05-22-2007, 11:19 PM
We can easily establish that what really makes Ronaldinho so amazing is that he is a wizard with his feet. The moment he enters the NFL his best attribute is immediately useless.

TH3
05-22-2007, 11:21 PM
We can easily establish that what really makes Ronaldinho so amazing is that he is a wizard with his feet. The moment he enters the NFL his best attribute is immediately useless.

vision and awareness are also very key to his sucess which will translate well to any sport...

TCU
05-22-2007, 11:22 PM
he isnt even that fast, at all

cunningham06
05-22-2007, 11:25 PM
His upper body strength would be a huge negative in the NFL.

MP123
05-22-2007, 11:25 PM
he isnt even that fast, at all

I know. I was watching a video and he had good footwork and that's how he got by defenders. He didn't outrun them. It was pure moves.

Paranoidmoonduck
05-22-2007, 11:26 PM
vision and awareness are also very key to his sucess which will translate well to any sport...

Except in soccer he just needs to keep the ball away from a defender, while in football a player would just a soon run him over as anything else.

Speaking from experience, the two sports are completely different to play, and require totally different kinds of awareness. He's a nice athlete, but he would get killed in the NFL.

rainbeaukid2
05-22-2007, 11:37 PM
christiano renaldo would translate better as he has pure speed along with the amazing footwork

Paranoidmoonduck
05-22-2007, 11:43 PM
Oguchi Oneywu might be able to make the transfer.

http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/albums/usnt/images/onyewu-oguchi_2403_jpg.jpg

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/jonah_freedman/06/12/us.openingloss/t1_onyewu.jpg

cunningham06
05-22-2007, 11:50 PM
Kaka could because Kaka does what Kaka wants.

Moses
05-22-2007, 11:51 PM
You know, you actually have to be able to PLAY FOOTBALL to be in the NFL. If Justin Gatlin can't make it in the NFL, why would a soccer player be able to?

scar988
05-22-2007, 11:56 PM
We can easily establish that what really makes Ronaldinho so amazing is that he is a wizard with his feet. The moment he enters the NFL his best attribute is immediately useless.

not exactly. a good RB has great feet, vision and awareness like him. HE could be a K/RB combo if he built up muscle mass (which wouldn't be hard to for his fram. right now he is obviously at his optimal weight)

fenikz
05-23-2007, 12:02 AM
I think Thierry Henry would have a much better chance than Ronaldinho

he is faster, bigger, and stronger with about the same awareness & footwork

Paranoidmoonduck
05-23-2007, 12:17 AM
not exactly. a good RB has great feet, vision and awareness like him. HE could be a K/RB combo if he built up muscle mass (which wouldn't be hard to for his fram. right now he is obviously at his optimal weight)

There's a difference though. First off, you're strapping a helmet on his head, which totally changes the way you see the field. Secondly, your taking the ball and moving it from his feet and putting it in his hands. His footwork is so good because he makes it look like the ball is going one direction and then he takes it another. A soccer defender watches the ball as his feet, an football defender watches his feet or his waist.

He has good feet, but his fakes are not football fakes.

cunningham06
05-23-2007, 12:23 AM
You know, you actually have to be able to PLAY FOOTBALL to be in the NFL. If Justin Gatlin can't make it in the NFL, why would a soccer player be able to?

Good point, but a few professional athletes are athletic enough to play multiple sports. Sprinters are not always a good measuring stick for this sort of thing, because while fast, some sprinters aren't that good of natural athletes. Michael Johnson was awful at sports, but extremely fast. Athletes in sports that require great coordination are sometimes able to play multiple sports.

dabears10
05-23-2007, 12:27 AM
I heard they have to keep Onyewu from the weight room because they are scared he would get to big.

wiscbadgerfootball
05-23-2007, 07:28 AM
I'm sure he could be a kicker

Caddy
05-23-2007, 07:40 AM
I'm sure he could be a kicker

Only Australian Football League players can make that transition :)

PoopSandwich
05-23-2007, 08:52 AM
Wha? He could be a Kicker, but that's about it.

Yeah, plus he is simply amazing at Soccer, I can't wait for 2010 World Cup just because of Ronaldinho and Brazil.

draftguru151
05-23-2007, 10:12 AM
Yea I think the only thing he could be is a punter or kicker. As for a guy who could play football from another sport...

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t641/T641783A.jpg

Jonah Lomu, 6-5 275. Runs a sub 10.9 100. Would be such a ridiculous football player.

jkpigskin
05-23-2007, 10:31 AM
ronalidinho has unbelievable ball control skills.... with his feet... it would be such a waste of talent for him to play football....
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ncst8fan83
05-23-2007, 10:50 AM
Yea I think the only thing he could be is a punter or kicker. As for a guy who could play football from another sport...

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t641/T641783A.jpg

Jonah Lomu, 6-5 275. Runs a sub 10.9 100. Would be such a ridiculous football player.

that picture made me pee my pants. that guy would be a monster in some pads playing OLB. wow.

jkpigskin
05-23-2007, 10:55 AM
dang, that translate to around a 4.36 40

Paranoidmoonduck
05-23-2007, 11:35 AM
Yea I think the only thing he could be is a punter or kicker. As for a guy who could play football from another sport...

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t641/T641783A.jpg

Jonah Lomu, 6-5 275. Runs a sub 10.9 100. Would be such a ridiculous football player.

That's absolutely ridiculous speed for that size. Are you sure he runs that?

draftguru151
05-23-2007, 12:32 PM
http://www.jonahlomu.com/

Click about Jonah and then statistics, on the bottom left it says Fastest 100m: 10.8 seconds.

bernbabybern820
05-23-2007, 01:01 PM
not exactly. a good RB has great feet, vision and awareness like him. HE could be a K/RB combo if he built up muscle mass (which wouldn't be hard to for his fram. right now he is obviously at his optimal weight)

You're acting like gaining 40 pounds of muscle is easy.

ricky bobby
05-23-2007, 01:12 PM
Yea I think the only thing he could be is a punter or kicker. As for a guy who could play football from another sport...

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t641/T641783A.jpg

Jonah Lomu, 6-5 275. Runs a sub 10.9 100. Would be such a ridiculous football player.
Pretty much what Brandon Jacobs is...

draftguru151
05-23-2007, 02:41 PM
Except Lomu has, you know, skill.

ricky bobby
05-23-2007, 04:01 PM
Except Lomu has, you know, skill.
Just wait until London. :)

NYmoney
05-23-2007, 05:43 PM
he is 5'11 160, not a chance

Ted Ginn Jr. 5'11"1/4 and 178. Only about 3 months of lifting is the difference. that and ginn's blazing speed.

NYmoney
05-23-2007, 05:44 PM
and obviously ginn's hands too.

MP123
05-23-2007, 05:45 PM
Ted Ginn Jr. 5'11"1/4 and 178. Only about 3 months of lifting is the difference. that and ginn's blazing speed.

And you notice how Ginn couldn't stay healthy in college. What makes you think Ronaldinho could stay healthy in the NFL?

As soon as Ronaldinho gets leveled by Brian Urlacher, his career would be over.

NYmoney
05-23-2007, 05:53 PM
And you notice how Ginn couldn't stay healthy in college. What makes you think Ronaldinho could stay healthy in the NFL?

As soon as Ronaldinho gets leveled by Brian Urlacher, his career would be over.

# of Urlacher "leveled" in 1 year: 3 maybe 4.
# of Urlacher tackles: 100+

so the odds of Urlacher tackling Ronaldihno in one game that they face is less than 1%. ohhhh be woooooorrrriiieeed.

draftguru151
05-24-2007, 12:06 AM
And you notice how Ginn couldn't stay healthy in college. What makes you think Ronaldinho could stay healthy in the NFL?

As soon as Ronaldinho gets leveled by Brian Urlacher, his career would be over.

Ginn got hurt once his entire time in college.

scar988
05-24-2007, 10:11 AM
You're acting like gaining 40 pounds of muscle is easy.

if you put your mind to it and you are used to being super skinny, adding bulk can be done quite easily. he could easily get up to 180...

bernbabybern820
05-24-2007, 12:40 PM
if you put your mind to it and you are used to being super skinny, adding bulk can be done quite easily. he could easily get up to 180...

well 20 pounds is a little easier i guess. But will it sacrifice his speed? Wouldnt a lot more players be adding bulk "quite easily"?

ricky bobby
05-24-2007, 12:43 PM
He most likely knows nothing about American Football and conquering the technique and nuances of the game would take him 2 or 3 years.