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Texans tryout Justin Gatlin

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by JamesC, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Eh, after a while, you get used to it.

    Sincerely,

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  2. updawg

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    ^LOL, nice ima
     
  3. Shroopy2

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    I'm guessing he's talking about guys that went straight from track to football. Not the football/track guys like Willie Gault, James Jett, etc. Someone who hasn't played in college or for a long time.

    Wouldnt Justin Gatlin be a good example of practice team player? Coulda let him take some hits and see how he responded. All Michael Bates did was run forward then bounce it outside on kick returns...Oh well.
     
  4. JamesC

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    They just said on Sportscenter that Gatlin runs somewhere 3.8 -3.9 in the 40. :eek: Its not surprising but damn thats fast.
     
  5. rusHour

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    what is that...like a 115 speed rating on madden? :eek:
     
  6. El_Conquistador

    El_Conquistador King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking
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    Yes. Is he tough like Stephen McGee? Or is he weak and injury prone like Cart McCoy?
     
  7. SamFisher

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    It's pretty surprising to me considering that Ben Johnson's steroid assisted 9.79 100 meters only clocked a 4.38 for the first 40 yards.
     
  8. SwoLy-D

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    Raise your hand if you also thought he'll fail the track anti-DOPING tests but not the NFL anti-doping tests... like I did... :confused:
     
  9. slowmustang

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    Difference btw NFL 40 times and Olympic times is that NFL ones do not have reaction times. I could be mistaken though.
     
  10. baller4life315

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    No, he's shorter than that. I'm a track guy, i've met him before and stood next to him. He may be listed on f'n Wikipedia at that height but he's a couple inches or so shorter. Still an interesting prospect and story though, none-the-less
     
  11. IROC it

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    He could out gain Reggie Bush on PR or KR with the number of games left...

    Even gain more receiving yards if he can catch. ;)
     
  12. Saint Louis

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    Why not, you can't teach speed.
     
  13. candlegreen

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    well, he can return kickoffs to the 25-30 before the opposing team reaches him.... Now, can he catch the kickoffs?
     
  14. SamFisher

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    I hear you, but even if you deduct the reaction time (.1 -.2 in most people) from Johnson's 40 time it still doesn't get you anywhere near the 3.8-3.9 mark
     
  15. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    A lot of defensive backs are world class sprinters..

    UH's Stanford Routt, now an Oakland Raider, was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2004 draft purely because of his world-class speed.. he opted for NFL bucks instead of a spot on the Olympic track team though.
     
  16. NJRocket

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    and u arent running on a track
     
  17. NJRocket

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    they actually drafted Lewis if im not mistaken
     
  18. SamFisher

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    Therefore making NFL 40 times even more ridiculously overstated since a track is faster than grass or turf.

    The NY Times reported him at 4.1 - which is a lot more realistic than 3.8 and within the realm of human possibilty.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/30/sports/football/30gatlin.html?ref=sports

    I just noticed his agent is Renaldo Nehemiah. Ha.
     
  19. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Yes, they did. And that was the whole point of my post. I guess a lot of people are too young to remember that. Or perhaps...JUST PERHAPS....it was a dumb joke.
     
  20. SamFisher

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    The Cowboys were dumb for drafting Lewis, but not as dumb as ID2k's joke.

    Sincerely,

    Portland TrailBlazers
     

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