02-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Re: 40-yd dash times..about a foot?
I don't feel like pulling out my abacus and slide rule right now
, but I can point out that John Brenkus of ESPN's Sport Science
raises a good point about this in his book The Perfection Point
I can't say this with absolute certainty, but it would appear that, for most players running the 40, they are either maxed out by the end of the 40 or still (slightly) accelerating.
In other words, they cover the last 20 yards significantly faster than the first 20. . . . which means that the distance might
be even greater than a yard or two.
"Momentum was quickly snatched away by New England, who once again proved that any Patriot, at any moment, can make a play." —Inside the NFL, Packers v. Patriots
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