Steve Zissou wrote:
Oooo-k. You missed the point but thats alright.
No I did not. You tried to compare a rookie WR to the greatest WR and not to forget the hardest working Wr of all time. Funny you left out all the misses who ran that slow.
Thats my bad then bro. In my mind the point I was trying to make was clear but I can see its not.
Heres the thing; I don't care about 40 times or the Combine really. Nobody runs straight lines for 40 yards in a game but if they did then a tenth or three tenths of a second would make a big difference. Think about that tho, a 4.4 WR is touted as a champ when compared to a 4.6. Seriously? Experts believe a 0.2 second over a 40 yard span is going to make that
dramatic of difference on any route other then a straight one? I get it. Speed is amazing but a quarter of a second
? Football isn't track
I read somewhere (could've been here) that there are 4 WRs in the NFL right now that ran a 4.3 forty - Marquise Goodwin, 2nd year player in Buffalo. Darrius Heyward Bey & Johnny Knox, career 3rd of 4th WRs. & Mike Wallace, the only one in the group with a 1,000 yard receiving season under his belt. You can see speed is obviously important at their position but it rarely means they'll be good. Honestly, most of Wallace's success has come from broken plays & Big Ben's knack imo
This might be going too far to manipulate stats here but do you know what the per game average for a 1,000 yard season is? Sixty Two & a Half yards per game . . 62 . . Do you really care if the receiver got it done in 6.5 seconds instead of 7?
The point is, & this is why I brought up Jerry Rice, that there are so many other qualities that are worth comparing more then a guys 40 time. They greatest receiver of all time had a slow time but had the brains to know the offense inside & out, understood game situations & defensive coverages, knew how to gain separation, get open & get his hands on the ball, & have chemistry with his QB.
All those other things, to me, are much more worth making comparisons than a 40 time.
Didn't mean to put you down Dphins4me. I just had no expectations for this draft & because of that I can be blindly excited about every pick we make