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    You MUST watch this video RIGHT NOW. It made my day. Linked on the front page.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1163593991725690881
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    Dude's got some speed! Burt we all knew that already. :-)
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    how many times during that event do you think someone said that kid should be on the football team? probably no defensive back in the country could stay with him. Bet he goes pro within 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    how many times during that event do you think someone said that kid should be on the football team? probably no defensive back in the country could stay with him. Bet he goes pro within 2 years.
    Football rewards quickness over speed (unless your name is Bob Hayes and they have to invent Zone Defense just for you). The Neon Deions and Darrell Greens of the world could cover him all day long. That said . . . every coach in the country would like to have him, if for no other reason than to pull the safeties off the 'real' receivers.

    Side-note: I've been following Christian McCaffrey's career with the Panthers and NFL defenses are having all the same problems with him that colleges did. His brand of quickness/elusivity/abrupt-change-of-direction is creating havoc.
    Last edited by Atticus; 08-20-2019 at 05:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Football rewards quickness over speed (unless your name is Bob Hayes and they have to invent Zone Defense just for you). The Neon Deions and Darrell Greens of the world could cover him all day long. That said . . . every coach in the country would like to have him, if for no other reason than to pull the safeties off the 'real' receivers.

    Side-note: I've been following Christian McCaffery's career with the Panthers and NFL defenses are having all the same problems with him that colleges did. His brand of quickness/elusivity/abrupt-change-of-direction is creating havoc.
    Quickness is important at almost all positions. The game is played in a space of no more than ten yards so the person quickest in those ten yards often has a big advantage. McCaffrey is a good example as is Julian Edelman; players who are football fast not necessarily track and field fast.
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    Yeah. Speed has always been great. How long did Curtis Dickey last? Way faster for football than Boling. Boling is average the first 15 yards. Dickey was the national 60 champion.

    And then of course you have to catch the ball.
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    probably no defensive back in the country could stay with him.
    I wouldn't go that far. There are plenty of speed merchants playing college football, some of whom have never competed in organized track and field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I wouldn't go that far. There are plenty of speed merchants playing college football, some of whom have never competed in organized track and field.
    If running fast was all it took we'd be talking about the great career Justin Gatlin had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    probably no defensive back in the country could stay with him.
    True.....as long as the routes he was running were 90m long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    how many times during that event do you think someone said that kid should be on the football team? probably no defensive back in the country could stay with him. Bet he goes pro within 2 years.
    Maybe the people who are helping him map his future are saying he should not waste his talent and life missing what he's great at because Tom Dick and Harry like football. We can hope.
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