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  1. cupofjoe1962

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    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???
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    No, the question is.....


    Can he rush the passer?
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    Can you picture him on a cornerback blitz?:eek:
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    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.
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    What would Al Davis do?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Who is the fastest 40 combine speed ever? Deion? Rocket Ismail?
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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. :)
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    my thoughts exactly. he makes 150 -200 grand odd after running 9 odd seconds. thats just the prize money.
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    Worked for Bob Hayes and Jim Thorpe...doubt it would work for him though.
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    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.
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    Only world-class sprinters with some measureable success in NFL were Willie Gault and Renaldo Neiameiah.
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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.
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    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.
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    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)
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    Major oversight on my part. Good catch!

    On a seperate note, Chris Johnson had the fastest 40-time at the 2008 combine (4.24)
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    Sprinters can only make the conversion to bobsled teams... Cool Runnings!
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    Didn't Chris Johnson break the 4.2 mark?
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    Sure did. See my post.
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    Aye. I missed that one before. :cool:
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    Two words: Renaldo Nehemiah
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    Wasn't Tony Simmons a great track star at Wisconsin, which led to us drafting him?
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    This thread reminds me of my first ever favorite football player ... Bob Hayes. A track guy who could also play football ... he was great.

    "The bomb to Hayes" ... was a favorite of the announcers.
    I did not like the cowboys ... just Bob Hayes.

    he ran the 100 in 9.1
    He ran the 200 in 20.6


    Those were great numbers in that era.

    Bolt has run the 100m in 9.58
    Hayes ran the 100m in 10.0 in 1964.
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    Renaldo Nehemaiah, Willie Gault and other track stars didn't particularly translate well into WRs. Bob Hayes was an exception, but he had football experience.

    As others have pointed out, in today's world of big money track and field, there's no real incentive to switch to football. Bolt is already a mega star without having to take a pounding.
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    I think Rawson may need to check his stopwatch. There are 109 yards in 100 m. Bolt's record is 9.58 seconds in the 100 m. According to Rawson, Bolt is running the 100:
    First 40 yards: 3.82 sec/40 = .095 sec/yd
    Last 40 yards: 2.95 sec/40 = .074 sec/yd
    Remaining 29 yards: 2.81 sec/29 = .097 sec/yd

    So, according to Rawson Bolt is faster at the beginning of the race than in the middle--not possible or true. So, it seems that Bolt is NOT running a 3.82 40-yard dash.

    Don't believe everything you read on the internet, and especially anything you hear on ESPN!

    I do wonder what Bolt's actual 40 is though, anyone?

    It is fun to ponder Bolt as a WR, the guy is incredible.
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    What's his 40 if he is blasted at the line?

    I suppose at 6'5" he might be able to get off a block, but it is no guarantee. Straight line speed is overrated.
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    maybe the sox should sign him as a pinch runner.
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