Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by solidg2000:
I was bored so I did this
Using NFL.com videos of the combine
I took 10 times on both CJ Spiller and Taylor Mays
Solidg2000s official 40 time 4.308
Solidg2000s official 40 time 4.2633
As I understand it, you're saying you played the tape of their 40's and timed them yourself, 10 times each, recorded each one, then averaged them out? And these are your results?
Seems reasonable to me, and raises the question, why doesn't the NFL Combine do the same--take their "official" times off the video replay--which would eliminate any problems with starting and stopping the timer (electronic or handheld).
Do me a favor and do the same thing with Joe Haden's 40, if you can. He doesn't look that slow when he's running the 40, but his time was terrible. Makes me wonder if there wasn't some kind of problem with the timer.
With Haden it is more of a terrible form. Which is part of the reason why it was such a bad time for that guy.
My power at the house is out cause of the rain, I'll do it after I get power back on
You do know while the 10, 20 and 40 yard marks are stopped electronicly
they are started manually, so that eliminates all hopes of getting a real official time.
This has been talked about a lot lately so I'd don't know why you still believe them to be the end all be all