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    NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    Link doesn't work.

    I love reading about this stuff, I got excited for this one lol

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    The new site has its quirks, chopped off the "s" (last character).......Try it now.
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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

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    I love reading about this stuff, I got excited for this one lol
    I absolutely love watching the combine, mostly cause I use it to learn the players, but there is a added reward...........

    You get to see coaches coaching and players being coached.
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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    Just read it, not surprisingly, there are more booms than busts. It's when teams base picks on speed alone that they get in trouble. If the guy can play ball, and run like the wind, then you've got a guy who's gonna make an impact. But if he's Darius Heyward-Bey or Troy Williamson, you're screwed.

    You can't teach speed, and there's no doubt it's a major factor on the game.

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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    The combine is the best. I will be watching every live hour of it and then again when they replay it before the draft.

    Speed is just as much as a gamble as taking a QB in the first round. its about 50/50 on them too
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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    gregair13 wrote:
    The combine is the best. I will be watching every live hour of it and then again when they replay it before the draft.

    Speed is just as much as a gamble as taking a QB in the first round. its about 50/50 on them too
    I still say its a crap shoot, only if your scouts aren't doing thier damn job or if a staff goes out and drafts a guy who isn't even close to fitting thier scheme.
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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    Mr Anderson wrote:
    Just read it, not surprisingly, there are more booms than busts. It's when teams base picks on speed alone that they get in trouble. If the guy can play ball, and run like the wind, then you've got a guy who's gonna make an impact. But if he's Darius Heyward-Bey or Troy Williamson, you're screwed.

    You can't teach speed, and there's no doubt it's a major factor on the game.
    I would rather have someone that is relatively slow that has talent (Cris Carter, Percy Harvin, Jerry Rice, etc.)
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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    Prophet wrote:
    Mr Anderson wrote:
    Just read it, not surprisingly, there are more booms than busts. It's when teams base picks on speed alone that they get in trouble. If the guy can play ball, and run like the wind, then you've got a guy who's gonna make an impact. But if he's Darius Heyward-Bey or Troy Williamson, you're screwed.

    You can't teach speed, and there's no doubt it's a major factor on the game.
    I would rather have someone that is relatively slow that has talent (Cris Carter, Percy Harvin, Jerry Rice, etc.)
    since when was Percy Harvin relatively slow? The dude's fast as balls. He probably ran a 4.4 straight outta the womb.

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    Re: NFL Scouting Combine: Speed Thrills, But Does It L

    i_bleed_purple wrote:
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    Mr Anderson wrote:
    Just read it, not surprisingly, there are more booms than busts. It's when teams base picks on speed alone that they get in trouble. If the guy can play ball, and run like the wind, then you've got a guy who's gonna make an impact. But if he's Darius Heyward-Bey or Troy Williamson, you're screwed.

    You can't teach speed, and there's no doubt it's a major factor on the game.
    I would rather have someone that is relatively slow that has talent (Cris Carter, Percy Harvin, Jerry Rice, etc.)
    since when was Percy Harvin relatively slow? The dude's fast as balls. He probably ran a 4.4 straight outta the womb.
    There was talk of him dropping from the first round last year because of his relatively slow time, that's what I'm basing it off of.

    Point is, fast is not the top shelf on a weighted average skill set in my book.
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