Herschel Walker says he can still play in the NFL

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    ...if he wasn't so busy, and stuff.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10831945/herschel-walker-says-play-nfl

    Also, not to make fun of mental illness or anything, but wasn't he dealing with some bipolar/schizophrenia issues not that long ago? I found this quote amusing, even if it's not what he meant to say:

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    He's in incredible shape for his age, but there's no way he would be a serviceable player in the NFL.
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    Jim Brown said the same thing when he was 50 or so.

    The last time I remember seeing Herschel carry the ball was on TV when he went down without being hit like a QB protecting himself. The TV commentator said he had no explanation for it.
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    I wish he would have went down without being hit back when we played him in the early '80's:(
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    Maybe, just maybe, excellence in college is no indication of success in the NFL.

    The place I thought he could have blown the doors off but didn't was his stint in the 2-man bobsled. I thought he could have been a huge change of momentum there. I guess brute strength and speed isn't the only thing in rudimentary Olympic jobs also.
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    Dude is a ripped beast.

    I doubt there is any way he could play in the NFL, though.
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    Just as I could still play 6A high school ball in Broward.
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    Is that you, Al Bundy? Where have you been?
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    Herschel? Still able to play pro ball? Not a shot.

    But I'd be willing to bet there isn't a poster on Swamp Gas who'd be willing take a wrong turn into the octagon one-on-one with that animal.
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    He's a unique athlete, but at this age he'd get killed at the NFL level. he wan't that great when he was in his prime in the NFL, but now? He's been hit too many times in the head.
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    I read a year or 2 ago of his workouts and I doubt there is a NFL player that could match him. Insane workouts that makes Crossfit look like a sissy workout.
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    I remember reading that prior to enrolling at UGA, his workout routine consisted of doing 1,000 situps and 1,000 pushups - every day. Would imagine Vince put him in the weight room and gave him some supplements. I know he killed us late even when we held him for 2 or 3 quarters. 'Saw his TV special with him running sprints with an old tire tied to his waist as a teen.
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    He's 100% right.

    He could play in the NFL right now. So could I. Neither one of us would be very good though, and we wouldn't last too long.
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    Best I recall, he never learned to conserve his momentum getting into the bobsled and didn't take very well to coaching and direction from his more seasoned teammates. He was good at getting the ride up to speed, but then he slowed it down jumping in.
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    Anybody could last one play.
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    Dude, I can still dunk like I used to.

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