Usain Bolt a Patriot in 2010?.... Check out these numbers

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  1. cupofjoe1962

    cupofjoe1962 In the Starting Line-Up

    I was just watching Sportscenter and they did a brief interview with
    Larry Rawson ESPN track in field. He had 3 amazing facts on Usain Bolt.
    He said that he did the math and he can validate these numbers.

    I had to DVR this so that I got the numbers correct.

    Usain Bolt is 6 foot 5 inches and 200 lbs.

    #1 From Home plate to the pitchers mound it is 60 feet 6 inches.
    By the time Usain Bolt goes the first 60 feet 6 inches his is going 26 mph.

    #2 His last 40 yards in a race (At top speed) he does in 2.95 seconds.

    #3 He runs the first 40 yards in 3.82 seconds.
    (3% to 5% of the fastest football players going into the NFL draft run a 4.4)

    The question is..... can he catch a football???
  2. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    No, the question is.....

    Can he rush the passer?
  3. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow Supporter Supporter

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    Can you picture him on a cornerback blitz?:eek:
  4. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I think it's nice to dream....

    Sprinters are rarely worth anything as WRs because they can only do one thing well, and that's run in a straight line. Any pro DB would be able to defend against that, even if that runner is the fastest runner in the world.

    Also, if speed were a true indicator of success, you'd see speed highly correlated with success. It's not. Reading defenses is very important. Creating separation is important. Being shifty is important. Having good hands is important. Reading a blitz is important.

    Not only that, but he probably has the wrong body size to play WR in the NFL. He'd be on the tall end of WRs, and he's light (200lbs). I bet you could jam him at the line and that would be that.
  5. apple strudel

    apple strudel Banned

    What would Al Davis do?
  6. farn

    farn In the Starting Line-Up

    He'd be crazy to do it.

    As much as I love football, track is much, much bigger worldwide than football. Millions more know "the fastest man on the earth" than the top American football players.

    He can make more cash, doing less, and not getting concussions. He'd need to be crazy to do it.
  7. jbb9s

    jbb9s In the Starting Line-Up

    sounds like a better fit to be a PR for the Sox.

    Almost a guaranteed SB of 2nd followed by a SB of third if he is put in on 1st.

    Before you laugh at how worthless he would be if he were asked to contribute in any other way (i.e. bat, pitch, defense), think about if Theo didn't make the trade for Roberts in 04.
  8. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow Supporter Supporter

    #87 Jersey

    Me Patriots fan. Me no understand baseball.
  9. jbb9s

    jbb9s In the Starting Line-Up

    Who is the fastest 40 combine speed ever? Deion? Rocket Ismail?
  10. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    If I were the world's biggest track and field star, set to make millions on meet fees and endorsements without 300-lb men crashing into me at top speeds, I don't think I'd be looking for a career change. :)
  11. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    my thoughts exactly. he makes 150 -200 grand odd after running 9 odd seconds. thats just the prize money.
  12. efin98

    efin98 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Worked for Bob Hayes and Jim Thorpe...doubt it would work for him though.
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  13. Scouse Patriot

    Scouse Patriot 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Dwain Chambers (British sprinter) tried out for NFL Europe camps in Tampa a few years ago, impressed scouts and signed a contract with Hamburg only for the league to shut down :D He went back to athletics after that.
  14. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Only world-class sprinters with some measureable success in NFL were Willie Gault and Renaldo Neiameiah.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  15. TommyBrady12

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    not only that - what happens when he goes over the middle and a safety clocks him? there's more to being a receiver than just running and catching the ball. the raiders always sign these fast guys who can't play WR.
  16. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster Supporter

    There is this Bob Hayes who won a 100M GM who was just inducted into the Pro Football HOF too, better than Gault or Skeets.
  17. They_Hate_We

    They_Hate_We Practice Squad Player

    found this info on another site. The OP didn't name the source. I imagine the "unofficial" times are from the pro-days.

    "The NFL's fastest official 40 yard dash time was 4.25 seconds by cornerback Fabian Washington. Previous to electronic timing, Deion Sanders held the official record at 4.29 seconds. Here are some unofficial claims to players who have broken the 4.2 second mark. "

    1. Ted Ginn Jr. (4.06)
    2. Alexander Wright (4.09)
    3. Michael Bennett (4.13)
    4. Bo Jackson (4.14)
    5. DeAngelo Hall (4.15)
    6. Darrell Green (4.15)
    7. Lavernaues Coles (4.16)
    8. Deion Sanders (4.17)
    9 Joey Galloway (4.18)
    10. Ahman Green (4.19)
    11. Laveranues Coles (4.2)
    12. Don Beebe (4.21)
    13. Donte Stallworth (4.22)
    14. Ryan Dotson (4.24)
    15. Michael Vick (4.25)
    16. Randy Moss (4.25)
    17. Willie Parker (4.23)
    18. Devin Hester (4.24)
    19. Champ Bailey (4.28)
    20. Willis McGahee (4.28)
    21. Stanford Routt (4.29)
    22. Fabian Washington(4.29)
    23. Reggie Bush (4.33)
  18. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Major oversight on my part. Good catch!

    On a seperate note, Chris Johnson had the fastest 40-time at the 2008 combine (4.24)
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  19. Solryn

    Solryn Rookie

    Sprinters can only make the conversion to bobsled teams... Cool Runnings!
  20. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    Didn't Chris Johnson break the 4.2 mark?
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