MACDUB
Years ago

NH: Hayne pursuing NFL Dream

Can't hate on anyone following their dreams and that's exactly what he is doing.

Seems to have lost his passion for League and hasn't felt challenged in a while.

Is a great family man.

Thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good on him, worst case Im sure a league side will take him back. Not a massive risk when you think at how great an NRL player he is.

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The Dream  
Years ago

Great Press Conference

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The_Champ33  
Years ago

Good luck to the man seeking a new challenge.
I have no problems with it.

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Bear  
Years ago

Where do you guys see him playing, what position?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Left,Right,Out....

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Rex  
Years ago

He will be back for State of Origin next year ....this is not the sort of sport you have a crack at aged 26.

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KingJames  
Years ago

"this is not the sort of sport you have a crack at aged 26."

Really? Someone should tell Ben Graham and Sav Rocca this since they started in the NFL at age 31 and 33.

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HO  
Years ago

Special Teams Bear, he has said it himself. Punt/kick return.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Unless you are a kicker you have no chance at an old age transitioning from another sport.

This guy is a fool, NRL is full of tanks who smash each other and less about athleticism. NFL has amazing athletes on the other hand who are versatile.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^

This guy knows a little bit less then nothing.

Hayne's athletic testing at Seattle had him ranking in the top 5%.

And there's plenty more like him in the Nrl.

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Bear  
Years ago

Thanks HO, that makes some sense, but I don't think it will be for the dollars them. Not that he needs the big bucks, it appears he had a dream and passion to play the sport and yes at 26 this would be close to his final chance to have a crack at it.

I think he could be one of those utility players, he can run, catch and avoid players plus he can tackle too (without the helmet and pads), good luck to him!

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Mick  
Years ago

crazy

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MACDUB  
Years ago

As noted above, he absolutely smashed the NFL physical testing.

After a year of more lifting and speed training (and less running - as the fitness level in the NFL is not required), god only knows what he could be testing.

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skull  
Years ago

gives the rugby code a taste of what Australian basketball goes through daily !!

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MACDUB  
Years ago

I think he will go to French Rugby after a year or so. That's my opinion anyway.

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Daltonfor3  
Years ago

There was a feature article about him today on Grantland.com which is pretty wide exposure.

He is obviously a great athlete but there would be lots of subleties to learn regardless of the position he plays. He may get bored by the specialisation of the role as in a normal NRL game he not only runs the ball but also plays a distributor role with passing to set up other players. In defence he not only makes numerous one on one tackles but as fullback marshalls the defensive line continuously. With the boot he will do kicks for distance, spiral bombs designed to be hard to catch, other bombs that are easy to catch for team mates and might also do the odd grubber kick or chip kick.

I hope he does well, good on him for having a go, and if he doesn't make it he will be welcomed back.

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Bear  
Years ago

I think that is the general consensus, he will always be able to come back, so he is having a crack with less risk than most...

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Mick  
Years ago

Funny that he says he feels like he's achieved everything he can in the NRL.

What about a premiership Jarrad?

Surely he'd be bored going from the fast-paced, creative role he plays in the NRL to relative stasis in the stop-start, heavily structured NFL?

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Daltonfor3  
Years ago

Mick I agree with you, in an NFL game how many minutes are they actually doing something.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If you only play special teams, you would be lucky to be on the field for a total of 3-4 minutes in most games! Boooorrrring!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LOL he won't make it! 26yr old whereas all the other players have played the sport and understand the nuances since a young age.

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Bear  
Years ago

Coach of Seatle Seahawks on ch. 9 news tonight, said he knows about him and reckons he is a great athlete and just the kind of athlete the Seahawks are always looking for!

Maybe the negative comments will have egg on them?

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Bear, the Seahawks coach was actually joking.

He knows nothing about Hayne. It was the ultimate troll!

Best of wishes to Hayne. Go get em!

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dane suttle  
Years ago

Loved his comment "I've been spending my time watching it, playing it........on playstation" Absolute gold!!!

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Bear  
Years ago

Okay then, maybe I will have egg on myself then.....? Regardless, if he gets a chance I think he will impress someone, hope so.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

as MACDUB stated Seahawks coach was just joking about the media yet you guys took it seriously.

also have a look at the bookies they are paying $1.11 that Hayne Won't make the NFL... those are extremely short odds and goes to show they don't think he will make it

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HoldenV8  
Years ago

As someone who closely follows the NRL, I can say good luck to Hayne on chasing his dream.....

But, I have serious doubts that he'll make it in the NFL.

Yes Hayne can run 100 metres in around 11 seconds. But so can a lot of NFL and college football payers.....and they do that with all their gear (pads, helmets) on. Yes he has skills. But playing rugby league is totally different to playing American football.

Like I said, good luck to him and I hope he does well, but I have my doubts.

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