Originally posted by Wodwo:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
There are many different types and compositions of "field turf." Obviously it's not the same since it's not the same field. There is only one Combine and it's in Indianapolis. On that turf Willis ran 4.49. Congratulations to him. That's a very fast time for an ILB. In fact it would rank among the fastest in the NFL.
Originally posted by Wikipedia:
FieldTurf is a brand of artificial turf playing surface. It is manufactured and installed by the FieldTurf Tarkett division of Tarkett Inc., based in Calhoun, Georgia. In the late 1990s, the artificial surface changed the industry with a design intended to replicate real grass. The new system quickly began taking market share from AstroTurf, and is now the leader in the industry.
FieldTurf: A Tarkett Sports Company
You are still wrong.
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There are different types of field turf. Some are indoor. Some are outdoor. Some are newer. Some are older. Some are super springy and fast. Others are not. There are different manufacturing years and different compositions. Also there is aging of the field turf vs. brand new field turf. Hardly apples to apples...
Apples to apples is running on the same exact surface as all the other players at Indianapolis. Scouts typically add 0.1 or 0.12 to private campus workouts since those are fast tracks where players try to gain an advangage.
Therefore 4.37 on super fast springy turf is 4.37 + 0.12 = 4.49. Exactly what he ran at the combine...
I can run 4.09 personally. Downhill, with the wind and on a very fast field turf track. See I can play this game too. But not on the Indy turf because that would be comparing apples to apples. But on the turf of my choosing and conditions of my choosing and downhill and with the wind I can be faster than Chris Johnson.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Apr 28, 2010 at 01:54:26 ]