"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Fastest college QB ever?
Fastest qb time was a 4.35 by Reggie Mcneal
Hell yeah Denard! I never doubted him.
He smoked the other quarterbacks...
Magnus, I thought you said he was gonna disappoint?
Well, there were plenty of clowns around the internet who expected him to win the thing. I'm guessing they're disappointed.
True. Magnus knows a lot more about football than I do so I was just having fun!
A 4.43 is not a phenomenal time. It's a very good time, yeah, but he's not the fastest person in the universe and didn't challenge the times of Chris Johnson, Jacoby Ford, etc.
a 4.34 at the first attempt, good for 3rd overall.
A 4.34 forty unofficial.... Faster than I expected
Denard runs a 4.34 in the 40!
awesome first run!
I can't believe people are surprised Denard ran that fast and are saying he is more quick than fast...what team were you watching the last four years? Not surprised!
I would've been surprised if he ran 4.25 like Austin and Goodwin, but Denard runs a 4.3-4.4 with ease.
The kid was on the Michigan track team, not sure why we act like we've never seen him run before.
I think his 2nd attempt will be fast. I expect him to run closer to 4.3 flat (hand timed).
He was a track athlete. These 40 dash runs have a lot to do with running form. Remember when Manningham stood straight up at the start and had a crap time? Poor form.
...coming up next.
...kind of a fun little game if you have a stop watch or a cell phone with a stopwatch.
Are these false starts/stumbles a result of different form from track running?
The clock starts on the runner, so you can't really false start. What's happening is when the arm goes up, you have to hold it for "3 counts" before you can run. Denard and others were going and soon as the arm went up and that's why they got stopped.
The stumbles are probably jus nerves and the fact that this is unorthodox in nature. You'll never run like this again in your life. And you'll never just take off trying to run as fast as you can with nothing else in mind. At lot of these guys are just trying too hard to get everything perfect.
He ran a 4.45 for his second attempt.
Second time : 4.45
Denard's second attempt: 4.45
Seemed to be too tight and short stepped midway down the runway rather than extending.
On his second try, in case you haven't heard. Oh yeah, he just ran his second attempt, it was a 4.45 in the 40...I will post as soon as I hear about his second attempt, should be around 4.45, if I had to guess
Denard compared to Jordy Nelson on the back-hip catch.
I'd love to see him in RB drills. I've always felt his role in the NFL will be in a Percy Harvin/Dexter McCluster type role.
KR/PR, slot...but not Welker slot. Bubble screen, quick screen, short crossing route slot and speed RB plays. Then also some Wilcat.
He's a player that I'd try to get the ball 10-15 times a game. Rarely down the field (although I would send him on a "go" route 1-2 times a game to see if he can get behind the defense). Just get the ball in his hands and let him get as many yards as he can.
Get him the ball in the backfield in a variety of ways and he will produce but I just don't see him going downfield and running routes.
Any of you expert football scouts get any more out of that? How'd his hands look? Wish the cameras had stayed on him instead of the ball boy.
He cradle caught all the passes. Probably not a good sign.
Mike Mayock is a douche bag.