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  • Why risk an injury?
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  • Getting off blocks for sprinter is an art, he has never been in track and field, he is fast, but so much is about the start for track sprinters.
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  • In 2017, Olympic sprinter Christian Coleman ran a time of 4.12 seconds on turf in response to claims that NFL players are as fast as Usain Bolt.

    A year and a half after he retired from active competition, Usain Bolt ran a 4.22 in running shoes and a tracksuit at a promotional event for the Superbowl in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019.



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  • chris98251 wrote:Getting off blocks for sprinter is an art, he has never been in track and field, he is fast, but so much is about the start for track sprinters.


    Yep. Getting out of the blocks is all technique and it doesn't happen overnight.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Getting off blocks for sprinter is an art, he has never been in track and field, he is fast, but so much is about the start for track sprinters.

    He was a hurdler I believe
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  • I don't think he'll get there, but I think he's fast enough to get closer than people think he will.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Getting off blocks for sprinter is an art, he has never been in track and field, he is fast, but so much is about the start for track sprinters.


    He did run track. He was part of a state championship 4x100 relay, and did the 110m hurdles. Not that he'll be in the same class as an olympic athlete that does this for a living, but this won't be his first time in track and field.
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  • There is "crazy fast" and than there is "track fast". I hope he has fun and this training can only make him faster on the field but he will be close to last in every race.
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  • Not a chance, but I will tune in to see what he can do.

    Now this guy could do it.
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  • UK_Seahawk wrote:Why risk an injury?

    This.
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    UK_Seahawk wrote:Why risk an injury?

    This.


    Because they are not machines and are allowed to have interests other than football. Even then, I would say that even though there is a risk of injury in a track event, it is very low.
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  • Why risk an injury playing football?
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  • I have no issue with Metcalf trying or anything, but please Lord, dont pull a hamstring or groin doing it.
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  • Wow - I just don't even care if he wins!

    I've got my PVR set for NBC tomorrow for the broadcast.

    Gonna rep some seahawks gear, grab some popcorn and watch the sprint!

    You're not gonnna win, but GO DK!!!!!!!!!!!! :0190l:
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    I know I dont have the figure for it, but where can I get one of those sweatshirts dk wears? Or those purposely cut in half?
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  • theseahawkguy wrote:
    Jville wrote:



    I know I dont have the figure for it, but where can I get one of those sweatshirts dk wears? Or those purposely cut in half?



    Probably Goodwill, then rip the arms off, then cut the last 12 inches off the bottom.

    Or order a Short from the pro shop for around 50 bucks and tear it up.
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  • Norcalhawklover wrote:There is one way he can make the Olympic Team and likely win Gold. I think I would be banned for posting it though, so you will just have to identify my meaning.


    OMG...are you pehawk ? Nice try though . :D
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  • I don't think that that the track world fear him . Don't pull something or else . :D
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  • I plan to watch , just because I can .
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  • chris98251 wrote:Getting off blocks for sprinter is an art, he has never been in track and field, he is fast, but so much is about the start for track sprinters.

    Check your facts, DK Metcalf was in track & field in high school.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/o ... 988473001/
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  • Didn't qualify but ran a 10.36
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  • misfit wrote:Didn't qualify but ran a 10.36


    He finished last in his heat, 15th out of 17 participants. Those two sprinter that finished slower than Metcalf would be teased a bit by other sprinters lol. I was sure that he wasn't fast enough, but am impressed by his performance.
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  • toffee wrote:
    misfit wrote:Didn't qualify but ran a 10.36


    He finished last in his heat, 15th out of 17 participants. Those two sprinter that finished slower than Metcalf would be teased a bit by other sprinters lol. I was sure that he wasn't fast enough, but am impressed by his performance.


    I thought it was pretty impressive. He looked 40lbs bigger than everyone else and his "last" place finish looked like he was only about 6 inches short of beating the guy in the 1st lane. He also kept up close to the front for the first 50m or so and only lagged after 75m. For a guy who doesn't train like a sprinter and for as big as he is, he is a pretty unique specimen. And he seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders too. Some youthful mistakes notwithstanding, I think we have a possible HoFer in the fold.
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  • FattyKnuckle wrote:
    toffee wrote:For a guy who doesn't train like a sprinter and for as big as he is, he is a pretty unique specimen.


    The training is the critical part. I don't know if he could really compete with the best if he trained for it for years; it's weird how specific a lot of these things are. Small differences in individuals really make a huge difference at the elite level.

    But the dude is fast as hell for someone so big, definitely a freakish athlete.
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  • He had to haul about 15 plus lbs more than the rest of the field didn't he ? He didn't embarrass the Hawks . IMO :2thumbs:
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  • For a football player in a sprinter competition he did really well without months of training prior.

    That said, he didn't look like he got hurt or pulled anything, now back to football. I was hoping he came away without getting a hamstring or a ACL or Achilles injury.
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    IMHO, dude is almost a freak of nature.
    Anyone that watched that race and knows anything about Track/Field knows that he put up a respectable time.
    That heat was tight, and the difference between first and last place was very small.
    Those guys are world class “track” sprinters, DK held his own and was actually competitive.
    My hope is that he lives up to his potential as an NFL player, if he does he’s a future HOF lock. Easily could be a top 10 of all time.

    YMMV
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  • Here's the video. :mrgreen:

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  • sutz wrote:Here's the video. :mrgreen:


    Think about this for a minute or so, he was only HUNDREDTHS of a SECOND behind U.S. World class Olympic sprinters.
    AND, the fact that he hadn't spent YEARS & YEARS perfecting or focusing on being an Olympian sprinter? OMG!!! :shock:
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  • The announcer said that in the end his bulk cost him. Muscle mass wants oxygen and the more you have the more it wants. Not to mention the lactic acid. I watched the race and I think despite being 9th, I think he left with respect.
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  • DK did great! Within 24 hundredths of the winner at 100 yards. Are you kidding me? I didn't think there was any way he would be that close. That has to worry a lot of CBs.
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  • To do this with little to no training? Against guys who have been training for this most of their lives? Beyond impressive, especially at his size. Way too much worry about an injury. He gave it a shot, showed he is a ridiculous beast of an athlete, and he DIDN'T get hurt.
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  • He did a good job under the circumstances. But I think it's worth noting that his 100m time (relative to the elite of the sport) is roughly equivalent to someone running a 4.8 40 time at the combine compared to someone running sub 4.3. So the praise he's getting comes off similarly to the "Conor Mcgregor went 10 rounds against Mayweather; imagine what he could do if he actually trained" commentary, which is to say we're just praising him for participating.
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  • bmorepunk wrote:
    FattyKnuckle wrote:
    toffee wrote:For a guy who doesn't train like a sprinter and for as big as he is, he is a pretty unique specimen.


    The training is the critical part. I don't know if he could really compete with the best if he trained for it for years; it's weird how specific a lot of these things are. Small differences in individuals really make a huge difference at the elite level.

    But the dude is fast as hell for someone so big, definitely a freakish athlete.


    The one and only Usain Bolt measures 6'5" and 207 lbs, our DK's 2" shorter and 20 lbs heavier. Absolutely no reason for DK to give up his football career to become a track sprinter, but just for fun, if DK would to lighten himself by 20 lbs and polish up track skills. He could be very competitive.

    As is, he was competitive the first 40 yards or so, make no mistake, as a WR speed isn't what he needs to improve on.
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  • toffee wrote:
    bmorepunk wrote:
    FattyKnuckle wrote:
    toffee wrote:For a guy who doesn't train like a sprinter and for as big as he is, he is a pretty unique specimen.


    The training is the critical part. I don't know if he could really compete with the best if he trained for it for years; it's weird how specific a lot of these things are. Small differences in individuals really make a huge difference at the elite level.

    But the dude is fast as hell for someone so big, definitely a freakish athlete.


    The one and only Usain Bolt measures 6'5" and 207 lbs, our DK's 2" shorter and 20 lbs heavier. Absolutely no reason for DK to give up his football career to become a track sprinter, but just for fun, if DK would to lighten himself by 20 lbs and polish up track skills. He could be very competitive.

    As is, he was competitive the first 40 yards or so, make no mistake, as a WR speed isn't what he needs to improve on.

    I think the closest comparison to DK's size is Ryan Bailey. He's 6'4, 225. He ran a 10.28 when he was 18 years old, a year after he started running track, and his fastest time is 9.88. Ironically, he was a notoriously slow started.
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