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Marquis Goodwin Wants to Compete in 2020 Olympics

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ProFootballTalk‏Verified account @ProFootballTalk10s11 seconds agoMarquise Goodwin wants to compete in 2020 Olympics

 

Goodwin, who finished 10th in the long jump at the 2012 Games, hasn’t competed in track since 2016 when he failed to qualify for the Olympics a second time. But he said he was “100 percent committed” to trying to qualify for Team USA next summer.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/06/11/marquise-goodwin-wants-to-compete-in-2020-olympics/

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Good for him, it’s his dream. But I think he’s a better football player when he’s not focusing on his Olympic training. I don’t know if the niners will love this news. 

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Glass Goodwin???

 

Thats a lofty goal for an average athlete. 

 

Ill predict he doesn’t make it. 

 

Best of luck to him and his endeavors. 

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Interesting article on peak ages for track and field athletes.

https://travelingtrackster.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/track-field-peak-athletic-age/

Goodwin will be 29 next summer, which puts him at the tail end of average peak age for his events, so it's not enormously unlikely that he could qualify for the team. I hope he makes it. 

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His dream. However when he actually just focused on football in San Fran he turned himself into a pretty legit threat at WR. I think trying to qualify for Olympics is gonna set him back again. 

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As others have said it’s his dream. But, he’ll have to cut his weight and BF. Which is not ideal for his frame when playing football.  

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1 hour ago, Chill said:

Glass Goodwin???

 

Thats a lofty goal for an average athlete. 

 

Ill predict he doesn’t make it. 

 

Best of luck to him and his endeavors. 

Average athlete?

 

he runs a 4.3 fourty and long Jumps like 20+ feet

 

hes a freak athlete 

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1 hour ago, Chill said:

Glass Goodwin???

 

Thats a lofty goal for an average athlete. 

 

Ill predict he doesn’t make it. 

 

Best of luck to him and his endeavors. 

you mean average nfl player, dude is an exceptional athlete 

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1 hour ago, Chill said:

Glass Goodwin???

 

Thats a lofty goal for an average athlete. 

 

Ill predict he doesn’t make it. 

 

Best of luck to him and his endeavors. 

 

You may not like him but I think the word average is a bit much here 

52 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

His dream. However when he actually just focused on football in San Fran he turned himself into a pretty legit threat at WR. I think trying to qualify for Olympics is gonna set him back again. 

 

We will see. Part of that might’ve been having a qb and offensive scheme that worked.

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He is a world class athlete and world class guy. I wish him nothing but the best in his quest.

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1 minute ago, Kirby Jackson said:

He is a world class athlete and world class guy. I wish him nothing but the best in his quest.

 

No kidding! Who would want to trash the guys dream? Loved the pic of him in the snowstorm. This is obviously something important to him, and I wish him all the best. 

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24 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

He is a world class athlete and world class guy. I wish him nothing but the best in his quest.

 

Yeah I agree with this too.  

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11 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Jesus thinks Goodwin used the Bills to fund his Olympic dreams.  Jesus thinks Goodwin didn't try/avoided injury whilst a Bill, so he could pursue his Olympic dreams.  Goodwin is a sinner.

If you know this because of a call or text to your cell, I will start being nicer to you. 

 

I need all the help I can get......

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1 hour ago, Buffalo716 said:

Average athlete?

 

he runs a 4.3 fourty and long Jumps like 20+ feet

 

hes a freak athlete 

 

27 feet

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He hasn't competed in track since 2016 (when he didn't make the team)...and he wants to play a year of football and then qualify of the 2020 Olympics?

 

That's cool but.....zero point zero chance.

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You cannot be an Olympic athlete and not give 100% of your time towards that craft. Many have tried and they just cannot do it. Tyrone Wheatley did the same thing with the 110M hurdles back a long time ago. He even acknowledged that the time and effort into being an Olympic Athlete was far greater than that of a football player. He admitted he didn’t have the time to dedicate himself to the  sport. 

 

Glass should probably quit football and focus on his long jumping. After all, he’s not really any good at football and he’s often hurt. It would be better for his health. 

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Wishing him the best..

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9 hours ago, NoSaint said:

 

You may not like him but I think the word average is a bit much here 

 

We will see. Part of that might’ve been having a qb and offensive scheme that worked.

 

Could be. But also thinks it has to do with body composition and availability as well. And I think prepping for the triple jump he changed his body composition which led to availability issues as well

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2 hours ago, MAJBobby said:

 

Could be. But also thinks it has to do with body composition and availability as well. And I think prepping for the triple jump he changed his body composition which led to availability issues as well

 

If you throw out the 1 season that was a complete wash, his average games played hasn’t been drastically different between the clubs. 

 

While I think training for another sport isn’t ideal, I don’t know if it’s as drastic as some portray. A better qb, not returning kicks, etc... can all be factors to his productivity 

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