A legit question about 4.4 speed
Okay, I have been thinking about this all day. I've coached youth sports, but nothing like adult football.
The difference between 4.4 speed and 4.6 speed is almost nothing. Its crazy how fast these guys are, really. But 40 yards is a long run and .2 of a second isn't that much.
WOuldn't the burst off the line, the ability to read the defender and run a good route mean way more than .2 of a second of speed?
The only place I can see it making a big impact, especially over a distance as long as 40 yards is when you've already broken off a big play and you're trying not to get caught.
Can someone, without being rude or disrespectful, please explain why the .2 of a second makes a big difference 'in general'. I say in general, because obviously we have one of the best examples of 4.6 speed studlyiness on our team right now.
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