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2013-03-06 10:00:41 AM
Lots of people come in with unofficial times under Johnson's record. They usually don't hold up. And frankly, this one doesn't seem like it did, either.
 
2013-03-06 10:06:41 AM
But, who can ever top the speed of Chris Johnson's descent?

Before the contract: Sonic the Hedgehog
After the contract: Loading Screen
 
2013-03-06 10:13:13 AM
Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.
 
2013-03-06 10:16:36 AM
This was posted last night on SI.  The guy pressed the stopwatch a bit early.  Other people timing him gave him a 4.3ish on all four runs.
 
2013-03-06 10:24:28 AM

EyeballKid: But, who can ever top the speed of Chris Johnson's descent?

Before the contract: Sonic the Hedgehog
After the contract: Loading Screen


Yeah, 1245 yards and 4.5 YPC is terrible.

/you sound like someone that traded him away midseason, when he was averaging 1.3 yards after contact...and 1.2 yards per carry
//not many guys are going to pick up many yards getting hit behind the LOS every carry
 
2013-03-06 10:25:30 AM
Blazing speed =/= good football player. 4.1 speed (giving him the benefit of the doubt) should net you more than 500 yards, unless, of course, you aren't that great of a reciever.
 
2013-03-06 10:33:25 AM

IAmRight: you sound like someone that traded him away midseason, when he was averaging 1.3 yards after contact...and 1.2 yards per carry
//not many guys are going to pick up many yards getting hit behind the LOS every carry


Nope. Drafted him the season he agreed to the contract, after he held out on going to practices. Never again, screw that slow, greedy bastard. But I'm one of those weirdoes who would run fast after stealing $50 million.
 
2013-03-06 10:44:07 AM

EyeballKid: Nope. Drafted him the season he agreed to the contract, after he held out on going to practices. Never again, screw that slow, greedy bastard. But I'm one of those weirdoes who would run fast after stealing $50 million.


It's pretty funny how dumb people get about this. So, when he was leading the league in rushing over the previous four years, you didn't have a problem with him getting paid 1/10 of the guy in 2nd...but he finally gets paid and averages "only" 1100 yards for the next two seasons with a crap team, with over 4 YPC in each season...and he's hated for it.

/TDs dropped off a lot
//let's not mention that they changed coaches at that point, too
///and QBs...it was all Chris Johnson being lazy
 
2013-03-06 10:53:31 AM

IAmRight: /TDs dropped off a lot
//let's not mention that they changed coaches at that point, too
///and QBs...it was all Chris Johnson being lazy


Um, CJ2K wanted to be treated like a big time player, wanted to get paid like the QB, right? When the team tanks, that goes on your shoulders, superstah.

Which QB was it that told him to hold out on his contract? Which coach said he wouldn't miss those practices? Running backs have a very brief shelf life, and what Load Screen did was stupid, as he'll likely never have any seasons like that last pre-contract season again.  Though, the Titans management, for agreeing to said contract, is far more stupid.
 
2013-03-06 10:54:25 AM

IAmRight: /TDs dropped off a lot
//let's not mention that they changed coaches at that point, too
///and QBs...it was all Chris Johnson being lazy


lets play that game "what the hell happened to Lendale White"

CJ has hardly any support is what I'm getting at.
 
2013-03-06 10:59:13 AM
Stories like this make me wonder - why are there "unofficial" times at all? They can easily fit everything required for laser timing into a laptop bag. Why do stopwatches even exist at these official NFL events? When differences of .15 seconds matter, you may as well not even bother timing at all without some sort of computer system.
 
2013-03-06 11:05:11 AM

thecpt: Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.


If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin
 
2013-03-06 11:08:10 AM

SkittlesAreYum: Stories like this make me wonder - why are there "unofficial" times at all? They can easily fit everything required for laser timing into a laptop bag. Why do stopwatches even exist at these official NFL events? When differences of .15 seconds matter, you may as well not even bother timing at all without some sort of computer system.


Im pretty sure the NFL teams at the combine will all fail to choose the right players due to their unwillingness to spend a couple of thousand dollars on timing equipment.
 
2013-03-06 11:09:19 AM
Hand times are worthless.

/thread
 
2013-03-06 11:12:47 AM

mikaloyd: If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin


you're just scared that he loved 40 times so much it could happen.

DHB is developing, but a first rounder he is not.
 
2013-03-06 11:13:09 AM
I wonder if any tricksy pixelcheater like Belichick has figured out how to count frames in the films they take of the 40s yet?
 
2013-03-06 11:15:24 AM

thecpt: mikaloyd: If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin

you're just scared that he loved 40 times so much it could happen.

DHB is developing, but a first rounder he is not.


DHB is suprisingly good now.
 
2013-03-06 11:17:50 AM

mikaloyd: DHB is suprisingly good now.


i thought he was undervalued so I drafted him.  He was off and on last year (i think he had a streak of consecutive TDs before getting injured too) and I couldn't tell if palmer helped or hurt him.  I'll probably draft him with an 8th round speculation pick again.  I just don't believe he was worth the 7th overall pick.
 
2013-03-06 11:24:15 AM

thecpt: mikaloyd: DHB is suprisingly good now.

i thought he was undervalued so I drafted him.  He was off and on last year (i think he had a streak of consecutive TDs before getting injured too) and I couldn't tell if palmer helped or hurt him.  I'll probably draft him with an 8th round speculation pick again.  I just don't believe he was worth the 7th overall pick.


It wasn't Palmer that gave him the dropsies at first. DHB had hands of stone. I'm not sure if it was jugs machine work or what exactly it was that helped him. But he holds on to at least 2/3 and maybe 3/4 of the footballs that hit him in the hands now.
 
2013-03-06 11:24:26 AM
This is just karma for Chris Johnson daring to play the bongos of the TD Pack Band on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

Tony DiPardo doesn't forget, Chris. He doesn't forget.
 
2013-03-06 12:13:26 PM

mikaloyd: thecpt: Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.

If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin


Location:  Oildale CA

Someone got his feelings hurt... :)
 
2013-03-06 12:22:51 PM

SkittlesAreYum: mikaloyd: thecpt: Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.

If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin

Location:  Oildale CA

Someone got his feelings hurt... :)


Locat5ion : Twin Cities, MN

Somebody had their feelings frozen off


/I slay me
 
2013-03-06 01:06:57 PM
EyeballKid:
Which QB was it that told him to hold out on his contract? Which coach said he wouldn't miss those practices? Running backs have a very brief shelf life, and what Load Screen did was stupid, as he'll likely never have any seasons like that last pre-contract season again.  Though, the Titans management, for agreeing to said contract, is far more stupid.

Brief shelf life = hold out for the dollars.

/It'd be dumb to do otherwise.
 
2013-03-06 01:18:40 PM

mikaloyd: SkittlesAreYum: mikaloyd: thecpt: Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.

If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin

Location:  Oildale CA

Someone got his feelings hurt... :)

Locat5ion : Twin Cities, MN

Somebody had their feelings frozen off


/I slay me


No, no, it's going to be almost 41 degrees this weekend. Don't be jealous.
 
2013-03-06 01:44:40 PM
Any reason they only went back to 2006 in that chart? I remember seeing Bo Jackson put up a 4.12 time the year he was drafted. Maybe that was "unofficial", though.
 
2013-03-06 02:16:21 PM

SkittlesAreYum: Stories like this make me wonder - why are there "unofficial" times at all? They can easily fit everything required for laser timing into a laptop bag. Why do stopwatches even exist at these official NFL events? When differences of .15 seconds matter, you may as well not even bother timing at all without some sort of computer system.


Does .15 seconds at the combine really matter though?  .15 seconds with 2 seconds on the clock, down by 4, 4th and goal from the 9 in a playoff game could matter, but on a track, straight ahead, in shorts for 40 yds?
 
2013-03-06 02:17:04 PM
I submitted the paperwork required to declare eligible for the NFL draft. Got a callback from the league office in New York, a few days later. The guy from the Commissioner's Office confirmed that I am an unrestricted free agent, and that I can sign with any team that wants me. Given that I'm 39, and have no football experience (no college ball, no high school ball, not even Pop Warner), I should be a shoe-in, right? Hell, I can't do any worse than Joey Harrington, can I?
 
2013-03-06 02:17:23 PM
He isn't CJ2K anymore. Now he is CJ3YPC.

/pretty sure I could run up to the line and fall down after being breathed on too
//Where's my money dammit?
 
2013-03-06 02:30:30 PM

IAmRight: //not many guys are going to pick up many yards getting hit behind the LOS every carry


This is where someone points out that Barry Sanders always got hit behind the line of scrimmage and always gained 50 yards on every carry. Even if it was on 1st and goal from the 2.
 
2013-03-06 02:31:28 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I submitted the paperwork required to declare eligible for the NFL draft. Got a callback from the league office in New York, a few days later. The guy from the Commissioner's Office confirmed that I am an unrestricted free agent, and that I can sign with any team that wants me. Given that I'm 39, and have no football experience (no college ball, no high school ball, not even Pop Warner), I should be a shoe-in, right? Hell, I can't do any worse than Joey Harrington, can I?


Even as a Packers fan I find it difficult to make fun of Joey Harrington.  He was like a three-legged puppy out there, running around just happy to be there, and nobody wanted to just end it like everyone knows they should have.
 
2013-03-06 02:39:59 PM

roc6783: I find it difficult to make fun of Joey Harrington.


You're clearly not trying hard enough...
 
2013-03-06 02:42:00 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: roc6783: I find it difficult to make fun of Joey Harrington.

You're clearly not trying hard enough...


I mean difficult as in it makes me feel bad, not difficult as in I have trouble finding things to make fun of him about.
 
2013-03-06 02:55:53 PM

roc6783: Does .15 seconds at the combine really matter though?


that .15 seconds could be the difference between Rodgers throwing in an absolute panic after hearing Barclay scream that he forgot to block...again, and Rodgers being pancaked...again.

also obligatory your wife appreciates the additional .15seconds.
 
2013-03-06 02:56:39 PM
It's ridiculous that we're hand-timing guys and then reporting the times accurate down to the hundredths of a second.
 
2013-03-06 03:00:43 PM

roc6783: SkittlesAreYum: Stories like this make me wonder - why are there "unofficial" times at all? They can easily fit everything required for laser timing into a laptop bag. Why do stopwatches even exist at these official NFL events? When differences of .15 seconds matter, you may as well not even bother timing at all without some sort of computer system.

Does .15 seconds at the combine really matter though?  .15 seconds with 2 seconds on the clock, down by 4, 4th and goal from the 9 in a playoff game could matter, but on a track, straight ahead, in shorts for 40 yds?


It could. It's hardly the one factor (game smarts, lateral acceleration, toughness, etc.) but it would help a lot. A 4.30 running back trying to outrun a 4.45 defender can be the difference between getting tripped up versus their fingertips just grazing the cleats.
 
2013-03-06 03:10:01 PM
Yeah, but what was Rich Eisen's time?
 
2013-03-06 03:30:43 PM

thecpt: that .15 seconds could be the difference between Rodgers throwing in an absolute panic after hearing Barclay scream that he forgot to block...again, and Rodgers being pancaked...again.


SkittlesAreYum: It could. It's hardly the one factor (game smarts, lateral acceleration, toughness, etc.) but it would help a lot. A 4.30 running back trying to outrun a 4.45 defender can be the difference between getting tripped up versus their fingertips just grazing the cleats.


I get what you are saying, but why aren't these times done on a field, in pads?  Who cares if a guy can run 4.3 on a track in shorts, if he runs it in 4.9 on a field in pads.  Wouldn't you want to know if that 4.45 guy can also run it in 4.9 on the field in pads?
 
2013-03-06 03:35:37 PM

roc6783: I get what you are saying, but why aren't these times done on a field, in pads?  Who cares if a guy can run 4.3 on a track in shorts, if he runs it in 4.9 on a field in pads.  Wouldn't you want to know if that 4.45 guy can also run it in 4.9 on the field in pads?


its just an indicator really. most guys don't even wear leg pads anymore so this puts everyone on a level playing field for evaluation.  I think that is its only purpose.
 
2013-03-06 07:45:54 PM
ocnnreport.com
 
2013-03-06 08:51:42 PM
At a pro-day at U-Minn.  Pro day =/= NFL Combine.  NOBODY puts any stock in "pro-day" 40 times.
 
2013-03-06 10:11:43 PM

SkittlesAreYum: No, no, it's going to be almost 41 degrees this weekend. Don't be jealous.


Im only jealous if you visit Ely or have walleye.
 
2013-03-07 08:00:04 AM

thecpt: roc6783: I get what you are saying, but why aren't these times done on a field, in pads?  Who cares if a guy can run 4.3 on a track in shorts, if he runs it in 4.9 on a field in pads.  Wouldn't you want to know if that 4.45 guy can also run it in 4.9 on the field in pads?

its just an indicator really. most guys don't even wear leg pads anymore so this puts everyone on a level playing field for evaluation.  I think that is its only purpose.


Actually everyone is required to wear leg pads starting this upcoming season.
 
2013-03-07 09:05:38 AM

cefm: NOBODY puts any stock in "pro-day" 40 times.


Sure, people do. That's why they have scouts at them.
 
2013-03-07 03:37:17 PM

mikaloyd: thecpt: Al Davis just rose from the grave to yell at the Raider organization that they will be fired if they don't draft him with their first round pick.

If you have to reanimate the dead to make your joke, you might need new material.

Just sayin


So then Al Davis jokes had to stop some time around the mid-'80s then?
 
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