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Patrick Willis K-Swiss 40- yard dash 2011

Originally posted by defenderDX:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Willis is faster than either of the two starting Seahawks corners. So is Bowman.

no he isn't.

Really? Maybe you have some inside information. But, as far as the published results are concerned...

Sherman's 40 time: 4.56
Browner's 40 time: 4.54
Excuse me. Browner's 40 time was 4.63

Willis at the combine (not the fastest, the middle time): 4.51

Okay, you got me on Bowman - he was a 4.7, less than a hundredth of a second off of one of the Seahawks starting corners.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Excuse me. Browner's 40 time was 4.63

Willis at the combine (not the fastest, the middle time): 4.51

Okay, you got me on Bowman - he was a 4.7, less than a hundredth of a second off of one of the Seahawks starting corners.

Exactly, you can't even go off of numbers. When you think of Bowman's speed he looks faster, but is he faster going off of published results? No. Willis's time is faster but does he look like he's faster? Not to me at least.
Willis isn't expected to be the safety valve on defense like he used to when you would see him running down wide receivers . He still covers TE at an elite level and never lets a rb slip through his grasp . His body has changed a bit with the UFC training , age , and years in the nfl but clearly the niners have altered his role a bit to ensure his longevity.. Maybe he did slow down just a little bit after the hamstring injury..