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    This article says that he's been working extra hard to improve his blocking skills this summer. I get the impression that he's decided that football is where he'll focus his attention next year. Having trained side-by-side with Richard Thompson for the last four years, he should have a good feel for what it would take to succeed in pro track and whether or not he has it.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/college-foo ... ays-off-09

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    I've said it before, I'll say it again. TH is a superb sprinter, marginal football player.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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    • #3
      Can, yes, will, probably not. There's a niche for hyper-quick slot players. He'd have to have superb hands and the ability to take huge shots. Agility (cutting) wouldn't even be as important as those two things.

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        If they expand the rosters like they're discussing then you'd start seeing more specialty guys making teams.

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          Darren Sproles is making a living.
          The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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            Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

            The answer is "yes".
            The Houston Texans have reached a contract agreement with sixth-rould draft pick Trindon Holliday, a return specialist, receiver and runningback from LSU.

            NFL sources told FOX 26 Sports Holliday agrees to a four-year contract worth $1.88 million.
            Congratulations Trindon!

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              Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

              For those unaware....the vast majority of that money is not likely guaranteed. In all likelihood he'll get either a signing bonus or roster bonus of $100k or so.

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                Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                Originally posted by Dutra
                For those unaware....the vast majority of that money is not likely guaranteed. In all likelihood he'll get either a signing bonus or roster bonus of $100k or so.
                If he sticks around for four years, he shouldn't make much less than that amount since the minimum wage for 2010 is $325,000.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_F ... e#Salaries

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                  Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                  Nolan "Super Gnat" Smith
                  "Mini" Mac Herron
                  Walter "The Flea" Roberts
                  Lionel "Little Train" James
                  Howard Stevens

                  ....were all pint sized players without Holliday's great speed who did make NFL rosters. Will Holliday be a star....no! Can he play special teams and be a third down option and an occasionally change of pace back....sure! Will he have a long and productive career...probably not. I think he'll play a few years then when a step is lost...see ya~~~

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                  • #10
                    Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                    Originally posted by Dutra
                    For those unaware....the vast majority of that money is not likely guaranteed. In all likelihood he'll get either a signing bonus or roster bonus of $100k or so.
                    If he sticks around for four years, he shouldn't make much less than that amount since the minimum wage for 2010 is $325,000.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_F ... e#Salaries
                    Which wasn't my point.

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                      Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                      Texans fan here. Gary Kubiak, Texans coach, has indicated that he's gonna try to use Holliday as both punt and kickoff return guy. I'm thinking he mainly returned kickoffs at LSU, but not sure ?
                      Problem is sticking on the roster if one can only do Special teams, so they're hoping he might
                      work in as a slot receiver to, perhaps a running back in special situations to increase his versitility and thereby his value and ability to make the final 53 ?
                      I watched a couple of his 100 meters on Youtube, and he finished strong in both of those events, which surprised me ? I thought he was all about the start (often the case with diminutive sprinters like him), and perhaps was caught on a regular basis in the last 20 or 30 meters of his 100s if he didn't get out of the blocs in spectacular fashion, but not the case in the races I saw ?

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                        Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                        This doesn't sound good.

                        (on his overall impressions of WR Trindon Holliday)
                        He is what we thought he was as far as his talent and all that. But in this league he's going to have to play wide receiver so he's got a long, long way to go. He's way behind. He's got a long way to go to prove to this team that he knows what the hell he's doing. It's probably not a good day to ask me that question.
                        (on what he means about WR Trindon Holliday having a long way to go)
                        Well, I don't know how much offense he played there (LSU) from the standpoint of what was expected of him. There are not many specialists in this business. You better know what you're doing to cross a board. So he's getting plenty of reps as wide receiver. We're down to seven guys right now as we work. He's going to have to prove to these guys that he's keeping up. That's what's going on.
                        http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story ... ry_id=6188

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                          Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                          For those who missed it, here's Holliday, the fastest man in the history of football, scroing his first regular season NFL touchdown while setting a Broncos franchise record for longest kick return. Notice how all the Bengals players gave up on chasing him 50 yards away from the endzone.

                          http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap20000 ... -the-house

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                            Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                            Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                            For those who missed it, here's Holliday, the fastest man in the history of football, scroing his first regular season NFL touchdown while setting a Broncos franchise record for longest kick return. Notice how all the Bengals players gave up on chasing him 50 yards away from the endzone.

                            http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap20000 ... -the-house
                            Does anybody have sprinting credentials for Mike Wallace? He seems pretty fast. His TD against the Giants was poetry in motion.
                            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                              Re: Can Trindon Holliday make it in the NFL?

                              Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                              For those who missed it, here's Holliday, the fastest man in the history of football,...
                              You mean "fastest man not named Bob Hayes" of course.

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