Nate Robinson Had A Tryout With The Seahawks
ESPN- Former NBA player Nate Robinson had a tryout Monday with the Seattle Seahawks, a league source confirmed. The news was earlier reported by The Washington Post. The 5-foot-9 Robinson had been playing basketball in Israel, but he has expressed interest in pursuing an NFL career at the age of 32.
“I need to get a little stronger, a little faster,” Robinson told ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton in April. “Lifting weights and watching a lot of film. Work on my feet and my hands and how to press [as a cornerback]. Basic stuff. I catch on pretty fast. Just learn some of the drills they’d have me do and start practicing and get ready for it. “The biggest challenge is probably all the haters, everybody counting me out, somebody not really giving me the opportunity. That’s what I think the biggest challenge will be, getting somebody to give me that chance. If somebody gives me that chance, I know they’ll fall in love with the fierce competitor that I am because I catch on quick. Once I do that, then the sky’s the limit. I don’t know. It seems like they wouldn’t want me to be the first one to do something like this. That’s a huge challenge.” A Seattle native who starred in football while in high school, Robinson went to the University of Washington on a football scholarship before deciding to focus solely on basketball.
Honestly, I think Pete Carroll would be a fool not to take this guy on the team. Nate Robinson is a FREAK athlete and if he says he just needs to get "a little stronger and faster," then I believe him. You have to remember this is a guy that is 5'9. If Robinson made it in the NBA I don't see a reason why he can't have success in the NFL.
Give him the summer to work with Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman and I think he could definitely have a shot at not only making this team, but playing. Nate is 32 and has played in the Israeli basketball league since leaving the NBA just a season ago.
I'd love to hear more news about how this tryout went because I can't imagine it didn't go well. Need to hear something out of Pete Carroll sooner or later, because there's no way a guy that can dunk and cut like this can't play football if he wanted too.
Ridiculous. Will Nate Robinson be the next member of the Legion of Boom?