Bigpumpkin wrote:If there was a foot race between the two...who would win? Who is the fastest?
Earl has the faster 40-yard dash time, but that doesn't always tell you accurately who's faster. I wish that they would record players' times at the 10-yard point on those runs as well. Because some players are very fast from a stationary position and some take a little longer to get up to speed. Strong safety's especially need to be fast in the initial 10-yard burst, because the 40-yard dash is generally 30 yards of maintaining your speed.
Example: People wonder how DK Metcalf was able to chase down Budda Baker on that (almost pick-6) play, when their 40yd times were so close. Well, 40 yard times require athlets to carry their speed for 30 yards, which can be difficult for some. Well, they didn't take into account that DK (is a freak of nature and a track-star) chased him down over 80 yards, so by that distance, DK would have chased down anyone in the history of the NFL, when they recorded his speed of 23.xx mph after 60 or 70 yards