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Is It My Imagination - Or Has Brady Really Become Faster???

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Several times this year Brady has made a run to the sidelines. If I had the video equipment I would match up the old Tom and the current Tom and I'd bet he gets to the sideline faster now than he ever did.

    I'm not calling him a scrambler ... that's just crazy...however my eyes are telling me Brady has become faster. He runs with longer strides than when he was younger. Then he had a much shorter step.

    A really funny part of this ... imagine if Randy Moss has been helping Tom with his speed ... now that would make for a really cool story the media would really gag on.

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    If hes wearing those Calvin Klein underwear (plugging in my post today) I can see it making him faster.

    I myself wore those once and ran the 40 in 3.5 secs :rocker:
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    fractional faster at best. if anything all the wr's are causing the back 7 to go further down the field opening up more space.
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    100% agree with u man! When TB scrambled for that first down in SB41.5 I swear I thought I was seeing Vince Young, cause he has those long strides (cause he is tall i guess). Well anyways either Harisson been sharing some HGH or Moss teaching TB some tricks but TB soon gonna have not only a golden arm but also 2golden legs!:D
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    Yup....

    His 40 time went from 5.95 to a 5.85....
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    When he ran for that 19 yards in the above picture I was like WOWWW!!!

    Never seen him run so fast. He was like cold maple syrup before ... now he's advanced to watered down ketchup.
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    I've never disagreed more with a premise.
    Brady is NOT slow. Finished 1st or 2nd in the off-season NFL QB challenge agility run his 2nd year.
    But Sunday's run looked like a slow motion train wreck to me. I'd a nailed his ass.
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    Let's be honest: if Brady wasn't on the field with a bunch of guys with great 40 times and was just some guy, everyone who knew him would be saying what a great athlete he is.

    He looks relatively fast by normal person standards, but the NFL is full of freaks.
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    Why they haven't scheduled a race between Manning and Brady at a pro-bowl is beyond me. That would be funny as hell to watch.

    I could beat him in a race.
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    :rofl: ... yeah and then Mankins would have done a high flying pile dive on you.:D
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    Yes, we already know you're such a speedy wideout. :rolleyes:
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    He ran a 5.4 in the combine. That's horrible. Lots of linemen run faster than that.
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    Faster or not, everytime he runs I about crap myself. He really isn't THAT slow, it's just that his strides are so long that it looks like he's going in slow motion while everyone around him is full-speed. Everytime he scrambles I'm just waiting for someone to drop a shoulder under his chin as he slides too late because his last step took roughly 9 seconds :(
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    I saw him as a 5.0.
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    He's not faster, but he's quicker to commit to running.

    Even a small (0.1 seconds) difference in start time, can make a big difference in terminal speed.

    With all these defenders covering receivers down field, Brady has to make sure that they either contain him or suffer for it.
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    Well you guys are saying he ran no lower then a 5.0, I would hope a lot of people could beat that, that's slow as hell.
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    What's your time?
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    well i hope Brady doesnt start believing he is fast ! just run and slide pleaseee
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    You could not beat middle school kids in a race. You're geting fat and lazy spending all your time on a PATRIOTS website. Sad.

    Get off the computer.
    Get a job at Burger King.
    Pay off your bets.
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    Y'know being faster ain't nesessarily better.

    There was an old bull and a young bull. The young bull looked down the hill at all those cows and said...
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    He can run the 40 faster than you can reach in your pocket to pay off a bet.


    Ooops, bad comparison.
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    I like the theory above that says, in effect, he's faster because he's more decisive, not because of any big change in his straight-ahead max running speed.
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    I wouldn't say faster... maybe smarter, aka knowing when to run. I mean, sure, he put a move on Urlacher (sp?) last year, but that was not speed.
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    It wouldn't suprise me one bit if he has become faster. He's the kind of player that HATES any weakness and is willing to work hard to correct it. I think his work ethic is second to none, and I would bet he works on his speed and footwork religiously. The kind of pocket presence he displays can only be learned through tremendous repetition. Look at the kind of muscle memory he has as he slides in the pocket. Perfect, absolutely flawless technique.

    He's the kind of player that will improve until he retires. He reminds me of that kid who barely made JV in highschool as a freshman but had enough heart for three teams. Everyday, you'd see him in the weightroom, on the track, or working on his technique. At first, you kind of laugh at him, but then notice the improvement. Comes back the next year after a summer away and you're like "woah, kid got bigger". Soon, he's starting. Just keeps working harder than everyone and keeps getting bigger, stronger and faster. Then, by senior year he's the best player on the team. That's the exact way I see Brady. Ugh, mancrush.
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    No offence to Brady, but he looks very funny when he runs.
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    Never use NO OFFENSE and BRADY in the same sentence..O.K.?:D
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    Haven't you heard?

    "Women weaken legs!"
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    Mannling must have the strongest legs in the entire NFL then
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