1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!
    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
  2. Big Announcement Coming for 2015 Football Season!!

    Be on the look out for a big Packer Forum announcement when the schedule is released. Full details coming soon... Update: Announcement to be released on MONDAY!

Open Tryouts?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by irishpacker, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    87
    Ratings:
    +0
    All this "combine" coverage has got me thinking... all be it optimistically!

    Do NFL teams still hold open tryouts, or is that a thing of the past? I think Arena Football still do it the odd time.

    If so, I am so there!

    Age 20, 178cm (5'10), 98kg (218lbs), I did that 100kg (225lbs) Bench test the other day and got 25 reps in, I'd estimate my 40time to be around 4.4 to 4.5, Max squat of 230kg (508lbs) --- I dont think I'm a million miles off these College guys!

    Stick me in at Running back for one play a game, I could be the "publicity/joke" player from Ireland! Send me in when we're up by 3 TD's in the 4th! --- Everyone wins!!!

    Anyone got Mike McCarthys number??? :lol:
     
  2. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,033
    Ratings:
    +0
    You'd need an agent, you know to handle contracts, take a portion of your money for no reason, I mean to ensure your, er contract.

    Pick me, Pick me! :lol:
     
  3. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    87
    Ratings:
    +0
    SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!
     
  4. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,568
    Ratings:
    +650
    Help me help you.
     
  5. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,645
    Ratings:
    +4
    you had me at hello?
     
  6. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,568
    Ratings:
    +650
    You had me at banana-hammock.
     
  7. BangTheDrum

    BangTheDrum Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    591
    Ratings:
    +0
    4.4 is extremely impressive... throw that on video and I'd believe it
     
  8. Toddy

    Toddy Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    193
    Ratings:
    +10
    I'm going to start playing American Football next year. There is limited opportunity over here, I think there is only 1 league in our whole state and there is only Under 18's and Seniors (18+).
     
  9. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    Your considered a "senior" at 18???? :shock: :lol:
     
  10. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,568
    Ratings:
    +650
    i would love to see a video of you running that fast. football is a complex sport, so who knows what you could do, but you certainly sound like a pretty stellar athlete.
     
  11. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    87
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well I've played rugby all my life, I think i can handle a wee bit of football! I've only played in two organised kitted games in my life, in one of them I tore my left hamstring, in the other game a few month later I tore my right hamstring! Conclusion: American football is tough on the hamstrings!!! Got 2TD's on 4 carries in that first game though!

    Its great fun knocking over people in pads, you dont feel a thing! It really alows you to throw your body around the place withour worrying about your body like in rugby. Football has to be one of the more "fun" sports to play! (As long as you've learned your playbook!!!)
     
  12. Packers_Finland

    Packers_Finland Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    Messages:
    283
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think I'll try to get into one of Finland's football teams. There's like 8 teams, scattered across Finland, and I just happen to live near one of those team's hometowns. I've gone to see one of the games, they look really amateur-like, so when I get enough time, I'll try. It's not like there's any kind of draft or anything, LOL.
     
  13. bigfog

    bigfog Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    242
    Ratings:
    +0
    Irish Packer can be the next Vince Papale!
     
  14. Tiger

    Tiger Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,090
    Ratings:
    +0
    you played in IAFL?
     
  15. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    87
    Ratings:
    +0
    No I played in Germany when I was working there one summer during my school days. It was damn well organised and really serious, I loved it! I'm too focused on Rugby at the moment, I play for Clontarf in Dublin, lookin to break into the Leinster squad, but sure you know yourself, Leinster are spoilt for choice when it comes to the back row. I may be heading to Connaught or France next year though, been talkin to teams there and the situation looks alot better in terms of getting a chance for top drawer rugby!
     
  16. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,338
    Ratings:
    +0
    I thought that movie would suck. It actually wasn't bad.
     
  17. Tiger

    Tiger Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,090
    Ratings:
    +0
    nice one, yer winger played well on friday.
     
  18. favre2driver

    favre2driver Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    186
    Ratings:
    +0
    seniors are 18+? ok... 4.4 speed means you have better speed than half the nfl running back prospects who were in the combine...
     
  19. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,568
    Ratings:
    +650
    Are you guys talking about that movie with the Eagles and Marky Mark?
     
  20. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,338
    Ratings:
    +0
    yup.
     
  21. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    87
    Ratings:
    +0
    I did say I "estimated" 4.4 to 4.5! In school I was a sprinter during the summer months. P.B. over 100m of 11.02... So close to 10! My start was way better than my finish, so I assume my 40 time would be OK. Also, fat line men run around 5.4 etc, and one would assume I'm faster than them!
     
  22. bigfog

    bigfog Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    242
    Ratings:
    +0
    I really liked that movie. I know that some of it was embellished for Hollywood, but overall it was solid.
     
  23. packerfan22

    packerfan22 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    42
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am about 5'11 and 360 I could stuff the middle for the packers very well. I don't think quarterbacks would like me very much if I EVER got to them(not that fast, I run a 20 minute mile but I'm big so what I lose in speed I make up for in size).
     
  24. bigfog

    bigfog Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    242
    Ratings:
    +0
    5'11", 360?!?! Is that you Gilbert Brown?
     
  25. Tiger

    Tiger Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,090
    Ratings:
    +0
    yes but do you have the intangibles! :p
     

Share This Page