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  • #46
    If it sounds like I am a Hester fan, it is because I am. Following the Vince oung selection in the 2006 NFL draft, we traded down to the No. 45 slot in the second round to draft Hester. I had his draft card in my hand and had him on the phone.

    A last-second plea by the coaches stopped the selection. Not once in my career had I ever taken a name off the board on draft day and not made the selection. Four issues affected my decision:

    1. The confidence of the coaches in LenDale White.
    2. The need for a young running back.
    3. I could not decide with certainty where to play Hester.
    4. We had a Pro Bowl-caliber returner in Pacman Jones.
    it sure has paid off for him.
    "The liberator who destroys my property, is fighting to save my spirit. The teacher who clears all possessions from my path will set me free."-Tyler Durden

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    • #47
      Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
      So? Prove it...
      ok, we are gonna call them up and have them race and all u gotta do is fund it, i can take care of the rest
      RIP Sean Michael Taylor

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      • #48
        Id have to say Fabian and Hester are neck and neck in terms of speed.Id say Fabian is a bit faster.
        "The liberator who destroys my property, is fighting to save my spirit. The teacher who clears all possessions from my path will set me free."-Tyler Durden

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        • #49
          The entire Raiders CB rotation is blazing fast. Fabian Washington, Stanford Routt, and John Bowie are all track stars

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          • #50
            Originally posted by J52 View Post
            Devin Hester runs about a 4.4 flat. He isn't top class straight away speed. He is all explosiveness. All those times you see him blowing past defenders is because they underestimate how fast his first few steps are.

            He makes a cut, the defender tries to react, he accelerates to full speed and all the sudden it looks like he is running a 3.9 40. But in reality, he is running a 4.4 while the defenders are pivoting and just starting to run after him. Watch any of his highlight tapes, that is exactly what happens.

            Madden giving him a 100 is a joke, goes to show how little they understand about football.
            Agree 100%. I wouldn't put him in the top ten for straight line speed. Matt Giordano very nearly stopped his super bowl TD, coming from behind and from the other side of the field.

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            • #51
              Why must we argue about which two (or three or four) players would win in a race? It's all hearsay, and considering we are all talking about players who run in the 4.3's, they would finish incredibly close.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                He was pretty useless, he could possibly convert but it would take a godlike coach and if Chicago's other WRs are any indication they're not exactly the best coaches in that area.
                That's funny....the Panthers have developed Steve Smith and......how bout that Kerry Colbert?


                Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                • #53
                  I can't believe we're three pages into this thread, and nobody has mentioned the difference between timed speed and game speed.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                    That's funny....the Panthers have developed Steve Smith and......how bout that Kerry Colbert?
                    How bout that spelling..

                    How about Well, I think I'll take Steve Smith, Mushin Muhummad, Drew Carter, DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo williams over one receiver who went downhill after a good rookie year.

                    That's one compared to about 5 players who're all good receivers.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
                      The entire Raiders CB rotation is blazing fast. Fabian Washington, Stanford Routt, and John Bowie are all track stars
                      What about Asomugha? Isn't he kinda important?

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                        How bout that spelling..

                        How about Well, I think I'll take Steve Smith, Mushin Muhummad, Drew Carter, DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo williams over one receiver who went downhill after a good rookie year.

                        That's one compared to about 5 players who're all good receivers.
                        DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams are receivers?

                        Muhsin Muhammad (der der..how bout that spelling..******* jackass) was drafted when? 1996? The current staff developed him how?

                        Drew Carter? That is your argument for them developing recievers? You're joking right? What has Drew Carter done that Rashied Davis or Mark Bradley hasn't?
                        Last edited by bearsfan_51; 06-04-2007, 04:54 PM.


                        Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by remix 6 View Post
                          you time him over and over? who are u to say he runs a 4.4 flat when thats not accurate

                          hes done between 4.27 and 4.51 and supposivly, he had new shoes he never wore and said he nearly cried after that time
                          I'm a die hard canes fan, I live 5 minutes from his where he grew up, I went to the same camps as him, watched him run the 40 in person numerous times, I watched him play in person 20+ times, talked to him a few times, watched almost every time he has touched the ball the past 4 years. I know his game pretty damned well.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Gribble View Post
                            What about Asomugha? Isn't he kinda important?
                            He ran a 4.45 at the combine, so he's not on the same level, but I think being 6-2 and 213 is a decent enough excuse.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                              DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams are receivers?

                              Muhsin Muhammad (der der..how bout that spelling..******* jackass) was drafted when? 1996? The current staff developed him how?

                              Drew Carter? That is your argument for them developing recievers? You're joking right? What has Drew Carter done that Rashied Davis or Mark Bradley hasn't?
                              When did Muhsin have his best year? In 2004, under which staff? The current one.

                              Look at Steve Smith, and Drew Carter was drafted in the 6th round.

                              Rashied Davis has caught 2 NFL passes, Drew Carter has been a game breaker in the slot for the Panthers in the past. In his first year as a full time third receiver he's had better production than those two, so that's how they're different.

                              My argument for Developing receivers is that we haven't, the ones we have Steve Smith and Drew Carter have turned out fine, Colbert is difficult to say because in his rookie year he did well, but has been heading for bust town ever since after spending one year injured and the next buried on the depth chart. This year is his make or break.

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                              • #60
                                2006 Stats

                                Drew Carter

                                28 357 12.8 42 3 5 1 14

                                Rashied Davis

                                22 303 13.8 3 1 2 6 0 16

                                6 more catches, 55 more yards, less YPC, and 1 less touchdown.

                                sig by VLS
                                Originally posted by Smokey Joe
                                I don't care...

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