Originally posted by 5280High:
Game speed is different than timed speed
Cruz on a football field is quite a bit faster than Patton. Cruz is faster than his 40 time (which is a joke anyways) when he's on the field, not saying Patton is slow but Cruz is definitely faster.
Okay, you're talking about your perception and I'm talking about machine-timed 40 yard dash times. You don't KNOW that Cruz on a football field is quite a bit faster than Patton. You haven't really seen enough of Patton to know that. You just think you know that. And, if 40 times are a joke, why do guys with faster 40's usually get drafted higher. I keep hearing this and I wonder why people keep saying it. If 40's are a joke, why is everyone so damned in love with Calvin Johnson. Yes, yes, I know there are examples of great receivers with lower 40 times. I know all about Jerry Rice's 4.7 40. But again, you're making a flat out judgement that Cruz is faster on the football field than Patton and I haven't seen enough of Patton to have any faith in that SUBJECTIVE judgement. So, enough with the cute, holier-than-thou emoticons, okay?
[ Edited by GNielsen on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM ]