Originally Posted by Oh_Canada
We disagree on Lee/Urlacher. 2000 Brian Urlacher ran a 4.59/40....which is .01 quicker than Lee's fastest 40. However Lee bested him in the 10td/20yd and verticals...and I can't imagine 2013 Urlacher running anywhere close to a 4.59 anyway. 2013 Lee is every bit the player Urlacher is and probably more.
The scheme might have something to do with the Bears safeties being playmakers. I have a hard time believing Major Wright and Chris Conte are that much better talent wise than a combo of Church, Sensy and Johnson.
It's not a disagreement on Urlacher/Lee is an issue of fact.
They both ran combines. Urlacher was 4.54 and Lee was 4.71 in their fastest attempts AT THE COMBINE.
Urlacher has run sub 4.6 many times. Lee never has been clocked as such in any combine or pro day workouts.
I do like Sean Lee quite a lot but he didn't magically get faster.
Urlacher is a once a generation freak that played Safety in college.