Re: Alfonzo Dennard
posted at 5/22/2012 5:08 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Alfonzo Dennard
Well depends on where u check. If you go on his college teams site, you will find good numbers and if you look at other sites, may be different. Most times I look at the pre draft stuff on guys, the CB's for instance all have similar times. Its either gonna say 4.4, 4.5. You never see a guy with a 4.6 40 time in those press releases. At the combine is most likely the more accurate but was the player nervous?? I dont put much stock into 40 times with CB's, as I would rather have game film tell me and here is why. I played Cb in high school and also ran track. I was probably only the 3rd fastest guy on my track team and I never really timed great but I always killed the 4 by 4 100 meter relay. My fastest 100 meter dash time may have been 12.2 which is decent but most likely only a low 4.6 in terms of a 40 Now when I played football, I played much faster because the adrenaline rush of chasing down players always made me faster and most people thought I was the fastest guy on the football team. So my point is, some players play fast but dont time fast. I was faster in the relay because i had that fear of being caught. So I am not saying Dennard didnt time well or that he wont succeed at the next level, but judging by his college game speed, I think he will get burned outside if he doesnt have help and continues to get into the face of the WR. It happens all the time. So while I love the pick and want him to succeed, I think expecting him to start is bit premature. Lets see him in preseason first. He has a thick build which is good for jamming, but what about when you miss the jam?? Can he recover against the faster NFL WR's??? I will admit, Revis is the ONE guy who never looks fast on the field but also never loses sight of his man and does this by succesfully reroutting guys and like I said , its possible, but Im not putting on Revis' level yet. I would think he should learn how to play off man a bit better if he wants to succeed in the pros
Posted by patsfan76
I see that -
there is a thing called Football speed
I remember a cb by the name: everson walls.
He wasn't fast but boy could he cover
He had great hips - Just like Revis does
So once a guy has started running, how good
is he at turning and accelerating and knowing
where he is, the ball is and the receiver is.
I have no dog in the fight of where Dennard should play
But I thought in some ways that a cb playing in the slot
sometimes had it harder couse he doesn't have
the sidelines to help him
btw- Reid is a Saftey but he can cover
Ronnie Lott was a CB to Saftey who could cover
Blitz and stop the run
We know that BB doessn't believe in a "cover corner"
He has to be able to put his nose into
stop the run. Can Dennard do this?