Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blair in the NFL?

Sportingnews.com had an interesting blurb today about Pitt center DeJuan Blair considering the NFL as a potential fallback option if his future in the NBA doesn't work out.

I had the same conversation with somebody in the Steelers front office late in the season last year.

I mentioned that Blair, with his massive wing span and quick feet would be an ideal offensive tackle. He'd just have to put on about 20 or so pounds - which I don't think would be a real problem for him.

The front office official agreed.

That said, Blair has a future in th NBA - if he can develop a 10 to 15-foot jump shot.

20 comments:

Ben said...

I've long thought he would make a great tight end. Put the ball about 13 feet above the endzone and let him go grab it. I have no doubt he has the physical toughness and strength to play football.

Patrick said...

Project with a capital "P"

and I like Projects, Ike Taylor comes to mind. But Tackle? that seems a bit far off, TE seems more like it for this guy

Anonymous said...

instead, they should go after Levance Fields for a new waterboy. He has no future in basketball and is vastly overrated

Dale Lolley said...

I disagree about Fields. He can play in Europe and make a very good living at it.
I hardly think he's overrated.

Bob said...

Don't mind Anonymous, just a bitter PSU/WVU fan.

Anonymous said...

APRIL FOOLS YOU BONE HEADS

Anonymous said...

PSU is overrated!!

Anonymous said...

Steelers won all 6 of their Super Bowls with atleast 1 Penn State alumni on their roster and 0 Pitt losers on their roster

Viz-Burgh said...

"Steelers won all 6 of their Super Bowls with atleast 1 Penn State alumni on their roster and 0 Pitt losers on their roster."

Randy Reutershan, a Pitt alum, was on the Super Bowl winning team in '78.

Anonymous said...

Honestly speaking neither Pitt or Penn States football program has won a championship in 20 years so neither has much to brag about.

Viz-Burgh said...

The 1994 Lions team that went undefeated and won the Rose Bowl should have at least had a share of the National Championship that was awarded to Nebraska. So while you're technically right about the championships, that Penn State team was one of the instances cited in the creation of the heavily flawed BCS.

Anonymous said...

"Randy Reutershan, a Pitt alum, was on the Super Bowl winning team in '78."

never heard of him

Anonymous said...

Yeah, who wants a Pitt loser on their team? Marino, Dorsett, Fitzgerald, Grimm, Martin, Revis, Ditka, they all suck.

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, who wants a Pitt loser on their team? Marino, Dorsett, Fitzgerald, Grimm, Martin, Revis, Ditka, they all suck."

That's funny, I don't remember those guys playing for the Steelers

Anonymous said...

^^^^

Talking about the college team, get with it

Anonymous said...

Blair might be an option in the Wildcat formation.

Anonymous said...

Pat White would be a better option for the Wildcat. (much better option than any of those Pitt losers ;))

Anonymous said...

"Talking about the college team, get with it"

No, we were talking about Pitt/Penn State players who contributed to the Steelers winning the Super Bowl. (0 from Pitt)

YOU GET WITH IT

Dale Lolley said...
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Dale Lolley said...

Honestly, what does it matter?