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flippy
01-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Wonder if we'd consider bringing in a Sumo wrestler to replace Hampton? or as a potential RG?

Could a 350-400lb Sumo fighter take on 2-3 blockers at the point of attack and clog the middle of the field? Some of these guys are impressive athletes. And may not be conditioned for 60 snaps a game (neither are most NTs bt the way).

But could it work with a year of training?

Sumos have incredible balance, power, leverage, hand fighting. Not sure any would have enough speed to play anywhere other than NT or RG. But why not give something like this a try?

Look at how Haselrig worked out for us coming from being a wrestler.

We should at least send some scouts to look at the Sumos to see if there are any good candidates out there.

RuthlessBurgher
01-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Come playoff time, they would freeze their timbits playing in a diaper at Heinz Field in January. :D

I still think the Penguins should get the world's fattest man to be their goalie. :o

flippy
01-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Come playoff time, they would freeze their timbits playing in a diaper at Heinz Field in January. :D

I still think the Penguins should get the world's fattest man to be their goalie. :o

LOL

I saw one of those sports science shows and where they tested a Sumo as a goalie. He didn't even react to shots and was so easy to score on.

RuthlessBurgher
01-29-2012, 01:09 PM
Come playoff time, they would freeze their timbits playing in a diaper at Heinz Field in January. :D

I still think the Penguins should get the world's fattest man to be their goalie. :o

LOL

I saw one of those sports science shows and where they tested a Sumo as a goalie. He didn't even react to shots and was so easy to score on.

Not a sumo...one of those guys that can't even leave his bedroom without cutting a hole in the wall and using a crane. One of the 1000+ pounders who would completely cover the entire net. He wouldn't even need to move at all.

flippy
01-29-2012, 01:11 PM
Come playoff time, they would freeze their timbits playing in a diaper at Heinz Field in January. :D

I still think the Penguins should get the world's fattest man to be their goalie. :o

LOL

I saw one of those sports science shows and where they tested a Sumo as a goalie. He didn't even react to shots and was so easy to score on.

Not a sumo...one of those guys that can't even leave his bedroom without cutting a hole in the wall and using a crane. One of the 1000+ pounders who would completely cover the entire net. He wouldn't even need to move at all.

We'd need to go back to the Civic Arena so we could drop the guy in through the roof.

SteelAbility
01-29-2012, 03:08 PM
I saw a documentary on the world's top Sumo wrester (at the time). The dude weight about 300 pounds. They showed him running a sprint with one of his trainers who was about 200 pounds and he easily beat the trainer.

Yes, I think Sumos could play, but it would be limited snaps and would have to be at NT with the idea that he could blow up the center with decent percentage.

On the other hand, I think some of those top competitors at the "World's Strongest Man" could play NT. In the 2011 competition, the RUNNER UP, Zydrunas Savickas, won the deadlift competition at 972 pounds, and that, after blowing some stash at 954.

I think you could take any one of those guys from the top tier and they could easily blow up any NFL center consistently.

Remember Harrison bull-rushing Oher in last year's divisional playoff and driving him back 4 or 5 yards? Harrison is about a 500 bencher and 650 squatter. That would put his deadlift around 730. Now imagine a guy who weighs 130 pounds more than Harrision and who can deadlift 250 pounds more than Harrison bull-rushing Michael Oher, a first-round pick. Not even on the same stage strength-wise.

DukieBoy
01-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Come playoff time, they would freeze their timbits playing in a diaper at Heinz Field in January. :D

I still think the Penguins should get the world's fattest man to be their goalie. :o

LOL

I saw one of those sports science shows and where they tested a Sumo as a goalie. He didn't even react to shots and was so easy to score on.

Not a sumo...one of those guys that can't even leave his bedroom without cutting a hole in the wall and using a crane. One of the 1000+ pounders who would completely cover the entire net. He wouldn't even need to move at all.

They could at least give him a trial at WBS and see what he could do. How would one of those guys do on skates, I wonder. I'd like to see a sumo on DTWStars.

NJ-STEELER
01-29-2012, 03:51 PM
flip, you've complain about the lack of pressure from the front 7 for a few years now, despite us being near the top of the league with sacks and you want to bring in a guy who's never played football to play on the DL?

c'mon man

Mister Pittsburgh
01-29-2012, 05:49 PM
I say we just flip Kemo to the defensive side of the ball at NT. He has a mean streak already and can hold all he wants.

fordfixer
01-29-2012, 05:56 PM
I'm not a Sumo yet, but after I quit smoking awhile back I have gained some weight :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

DukieBoy
01-29-2012, 06:04 PM
I say we just flip Kemo to the defensive side of the ball at NT. He has a mean streak already and can hold all he wants.

Yes, this.

Or make him an H-back/fullback, so he could run straight to the hole and blast anything in his way. Plus it would be funny as he!! to see him try to catch a check-down from Ben and then go all ballistic when it bounces off his meathooks.

hawaiiansteel
01-29-2012, 06:08 PM
Wonder if we'd consider bringing in a Sumo wrestler to replace Hampton?

Could a 350-400lb Sumo fighter take on 2-3 blockers at the point of attack and clog the middle of the field?


here's our NT...

http://answers.bettor.com/images/Articles/thumbs/extralarge/size-does-matter-15300.jpg

DukieBoy
01-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Wonder if we'd consider bringing in a Sumo wrestler to replace Hampton?

Could a 350-400lb Sumo fighter take on 2-3 blockers at the point of attack and clog the middle of the field?


here's our NT...

http://answers.bettor.com/images/Articles/thumbs/extralarge/size-does-matter-15300.jpg

That pic ... Is that Mt Cody?
or Mt Fuji?

Shoe
01-29-2012, 06:33 PM
I am a fan of sumo, and I doubt that any of them would have success in the NFL. First of all, TBH, the quality of the athlete in pro sumo is probably leagues below NFL level. In other words, in terms of athletic ability, I think every team has at least one (and most likely multiple guys) who could go in and be a champion there.

Of course, the rub is the level of dedication (menial) tasks would weed out all but the most mentally strong. It's a tremendously selfless culture, one that Americans have very little clue about.

BUt I do always wonder why certain things aren't incorporated into football. For example, all sumos can do the splits, even that fat guy in the pic above. It's believed that it helps in terms of avoiding injury, gaining leverage. I wonder why that's not the case for a position like Nose Tackle.

RuthlessBurgher
01-30-2012, 11:31 AM
Wonder if we'd consider bringing in a Sumo wrestler to replace Hampton?

Could a 350-400lb Sumo fighter take on 2-3 blockers at the point of attack and clog the middle of the field?


here's our NT...

http://answers.bettor.com/images/Articles/thumbs/extralarge/size-does-matter-15300.jpg

That pic ... Is that Mt Cody?
or Mt Fuji?

The other guy is Sean Mahan. :mrgreen:

ramblinjim
01-31-2012, 09:42 AM
:Agree Sean Mahan was way to small to be an Olineman. I remember see him standing next to Matt Starks (who is really huge I'll grant) and he looked like a big tight end. I think I remember him being listed at 300 but there was no way....

BradshawsHairdresser
01-31-2012, 10:08 AM
Interestingly, Mahan has some wrestling experience in his background (although not of the sumo variety).

http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ ... ean00.html (http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mahan_sean00.html)