You Can’t Coach Height, The Basketball Coach Used To Say. You Can’t Coach Speed, Carlin Isles’ Coach Says
Carlin Isles, the Bobby Orr of Rugby. Head and shoulders just plain more gifted than anyone on the pitch. You don’t have to know anything much about the game to pick him out of the mass of people on the field and say, “Whoah.”
Olympic sprinters try football once in a while, with uneven results. There’s more to it than just speed, and running with a bucket on your head while wearing pajamas, cleats, and a plastic carapace is different than shorts and a wifebeater. But sometimes, speed kills — the other team.