Sumo as OL or DL?

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Sumo as OL or DL?
Tue May 14, 2013 2:23 pm
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    And I thought- is there any evidence (or history) that a sumo wrestler might become a good NFL lineman, or vice-versa?

    To me, it seems like it sure would be possible, as they are known to have great burst, hands, balance, and strength...

    Thoughts??
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Tue May 14, 2013 7:13 pm
  • Well it worked in The Replacements.

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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:49 pm
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Wed May 15, 2013 2:10 pm
  • I've seen it brought up in other places. I believe it's a stamina issue for the most part.
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Wed May 15, 2013 4:07 pm
  • Basis4day wrote:I've seen it brought up in other places. I believe it's a stamina issue for the most part.

    Well, if you're going to get serious......:)

    There's also the whole issue of how much ground they can cover. A sumo mat is only about 8 feet in diameter IIRC, maybe smaller. A lineman of either stripe will need to maneuver and cover a lot more ground than that. It's not just about bulk and strength, or as was stated in the movie, "pushing people around."
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:24 pm
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Mon May 20, 2013 6:49 am
  • Hawken-Dazs wrote:E. Honda would make a great LT.


    Classic. I loved that guy.

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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Mon May 20, 2013 7:26 am
  • Basis4day wrote:I've seen it brought up in other places. I believe it's a stamina issue for the most part.


    Stamina and the fact that they've never played football before.

    Would an OL/DL make for a good sumo wrestler? I wouldn't think so, and I'd suggest that NFL players are probably better athletes for the most part.
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Re: Sumo as OL or DL?
Mon May 20, 2013 5:43 pm
  • Akebono was a great Sumo wrestler that was also an ex-football player.
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