Anybody remember the 2000 movie, “The Replacements” starring Keanu Reeves? Protecting Shane Falco’s (Reeves) blind side was a sumo sized solution at left tackle. It’s all Hollywood when a sumo wrestling can convert into a left tackle, but hold on a second! The San Diego Chargers currently have no permanent solution at the left tackle position. We have King Dunlap, Mike Harris and another undrafted free agent, Nick Becton who will hold down our left tackle position until otherwise noted. Or we can call up two-time Sumo World Champion, Ulambayaryn Byambajav! Byambajav, stands at 6’-1” and 350 pounds of pure meanness! He’s also entered over a hundred sumo competitions and has won nothing less than gold. See, now this guy knows what it means to be a champion!
In the sport of sumo wrestling, the goal is to attempt to force the opponent out of a circular ring, let’s consider that Philip Rivers’ radius of safety to avoid him being sacked. The other objective is to force their opponent to the ground and knock them off their feet, which can come in handy laying out linebackers while Ryan Matthews runs up the middle. A sumo wrestler has the same set of skills and similar objectives of a left tackle. It’s just a thought, a silly thought, but stranger things have happened.