DMN: Archer: The mystique of the 40-yard dash

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    I think Jack's argument is much more convincing since it is based around philosophies from experts in track, but you are probably right since you made a statement without backing it up and used the word "period" after it.
  2. Rack Bauer

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    He didn't use anything to back up his statements. All he did was post that it is possible to improve your speed. No kidding, I already said that. But you can't make a slow person fast. That's the whole point, Chico.
  3. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    There's were you are perpetuating a lie...Skippy.

    I've asked you to point out where I said can't. It's easier to take the play stupid route I guess.

    I said teach someone to become faster....and even though you short circuited that out of my's all up there exactly how I said it..and not how you edited it.

    And no, you never already said anything....just puff up your chest and talk really loud as you hammer the keyboard.....PERIOD!!!!!
  4. Cowboys&Caps

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    "1.55 seconds after 10 yards and finished with a 4.35-second 40. Impressive for any receiver but more so because he weighed 239 pounds."

    Oh my Goodness think about that it took him 1.55 seconds to do 1/4 of the 40 putting him above the 6.0 second pace, but his recovery speed is absolutly amazing. It was clear that he got a bad start on his 4.35 run.
  5. Rack Bauer

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    So can you TEACH speed to a slow person or not? I already pointed out that speed can be IMPROVED, but you can't teach speed to someone that doesn't already have some SPEED.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    You have been saying that and thats true. You can teach someone to be faster. Just like a proper technique in weight lifting could mean that a guys max go up another 10 LBs. Hell, you can teach someone to look through the bible, searching for clues to the future and past through Biblic code (Even thought its complete BS, it can be taught.) . You can teach people anything.

    With that being said, here is what you also said at the start of this thread that prompted my reponse.

    After that, you moved to your whole "teaching to be better" aspect which is true because you can teach people to do anything. So, as far as teaching someone to do something......YES, it can be done.

    But heres the thing. When analysts and such refer to "teaching speed" they don't mean straight line speed exclusively. There are referring to natural ability, not potential ability. They aren't sitting there proclaiming that someone cannot improve their performance through training, they are saying that when someone has "It", they have it because they were born with it.
  7. jackrussell

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  8. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    You can teach a slow person to run faster.
  9. Rack Bauer

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    Duh. You know dang well what I meant. You're the one that changed your argument from what you posted at the beginning.

    FastER? yes. But you can't teach a slow person to be FAST.
  10. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    And I'm sticking to it. Teaching speed is teaching someone to be faster.
  11. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    I didn't change anything...I only said 'the myth of 'you can't teach speed.'

    And you had a heart attack.

    Perhaps it's you dang well knew what I meant....and just chose to go off the deep end with it.

    Because I never said "you could teach a slow person to be fast." And you STILL can't point to where I did.
  12. Hoofbite

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    Okay, but in the context that it is used by an analyst, when they say you "can't teach speed", you know what they mean. You know what they are referring to.

    So in that definition of the phrase, can you teach speed?
  13. jackrussell

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    You want to stick to context do you? Well, in your effort to rehash my 'original' intent, you offered up my initial quote:

    But alas, as your brother in arms Rack did in a previous post, you short circuited the entire post, which went just like this:

    Which I followed up with this:

    So indeed, the post CLEARLY is a response to Brian Urlacher's lowering of his 40 time in 3 months of work with Smith, a paid speed coach, by 10ths of a second. And just what did that speed coach do? Yes, that's teach Urlacher how to lower his time by 10ths of a second.

    Nothing there stating making a 'slow' person 'fast'. A comment on one players admission of lowering his speed through the aid of a speed coach.

    Anything beyond the original intent was produced by the both of you.
  14. Hoofbite

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    I offered your initial response because you quoted "you can't teach speed" and labeled it a myth.

    You saying it in response to the Urlacher article part means nothing. Its the fact that you quoted the phrase and labeled it a myth. You were directly saying that something people believe is false. In this case, that something is "teaching speed" and the people are analysts and such who say that EXACT phrase when referring to players.

    So, again I ask. In the context it is used by analysts and scouts, can you teach speed?

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