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The official 40 times for the defensive backs

You saw what the unofficial times were for the defensive backs in the last post. Now for the official combine 40-yard dash times for the defensive backs:

Cornerbacks:

Johnthan Banks, Miss. St. 4.61

Dee Milliner, Alabama      4.37

Brandon McGee, UM         4.40

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU       4.50

Terry Hawthorne, Ill.      4.44

Sanders Commings UGA   4.41

David Amerson, NC ST.    4.44

Robert Alford, So. La.     4.39

Johnny Adams, Mich. St. 4.48

Xavier Rhodes, FSU         4.43

Darius Slay, Miss. St.       4.36

Jamar Taylor, Boise St.   4.39

Desmond Trufant, Wash.  4.38

Steve Williams, Cal.        4.42

Safeties

Matt Elam, UF               4.54

Eric Reid, LSU               4.53

Kenny Vaccaro, Tex.      4.63

Shamarko Thomas, Syr.  4.42

Earl Wolff, NC. St.         4.44

You'll notice the official times vary from the unofficial times. Indeed, the unofficial numbers were supplied to the NFL Network, which is inside the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, by former NFL GM Charley Casserly. Those are his hand times.

The official times are the ones that count. And the numbers above are the fastest a player posted.

Now, you are aware I'm not a huge fan of 40-yard dast times relative to a player's ability to actually play football. I want football players, not track stars.

But as defensive backs must show speed and quickness, these times are quite relevant to the job. Speed is one of the critical factors for a defensive back, as are ball skills, hands, durability, etc ...

That and the fact the Dolphins are likely to need a defensive back in the draft and need him relatively early enough so that he has a chance to start, I'm posting these players and their times whereas I didn't do that for other positions.

I'd say Vaccaro's time, and in fact his entire day, was something of a disappointment because he wasn't exactly smooth in other drills, either.

Rhodes didn't hurt himself. Banks didn't help himself and there are now questions about him. Both are still top of the second round type guys, in my opinion.

The guys that ran exceedingly fast or the ones that disappointed will cause teams to go back and re-study their tape. Banks is in that group, as are Slay, Vaccaro, Williams and Trufant -- for different reasons, of course.

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Posted by: Can You!! Express! Yourself! Like An! Adult!! | February 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Writing like this is!!!!!A true sign!!!! Of someone whose real ego!!! Is smaller than a grain of sand!!!!and can only PRETEND!!! To be cool on in ANONYMOUS venue!!! Like a blog!!!!

The FACT is!!!! This LONELY soul!!!! Was posting ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! ON NEW YEARS EVE!!!! CHECK BACK!!! And you will see!!! Cool he ain't! COLD he is!!!

Jake Long is better than any LT we could possibly replace him with in 2013. Even if he is injured.

Heat on 13-3 run in 2nd ot. Heat 137 Kings 127. LOL...

Sorry Dashi, the numbers don't lie... ALL 3 of the top Tackles will be better than an injury plagued Long because they are better athletes.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | February 26, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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I was with you, right up til this line!

You made some good points with the numbers and comparisons.

But you just never know with an old Pro. Jake could pull a rabbitt out of the hat and return to form. None of us really know.

It gets right at the heart of the matter though, exactly the type of questions the Dolphins are facing.

This blog could be a case study for why you don't feed forum or blog trolls.

Lebron 40pts, Wade 37pts. Heat wins 12th in a row!!!!!

Daddy,

Do you still have Channing Crowders poster on your ceiling? Mom was jealous you know.

Lebron also had 8 rebounds 16 assists to go with 40pts.

May as well hand Lebron the mvp trophy right now baby!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL................................

Replacing pro bowlers like Jake Long with cheaper scrubs is why this team stinks every year.

lebron could play lt better than long

Yesterday LOL

Are your this retarded in real life? LOL

LOL

LOL

long isnt a pro bowler anymore

While we are passing on stories I met joe montana when I was 17. He was in town at a italian athletics convention and was staying at the hotel a family friend managed at the time.My friend let me come down to the hotel bar where Joe and 3 buddies and a blonde bombshell were having drinks. Montana autographed 3 football cards for me. Very cool guy. Him and 3 buddies were hanging on said bombshell and im pretty sure it wasn't Joe cools wife.

Lebron shrinks like a violet in big games, he plays like a daShe.

As dolfans, if we know nothing else, we all should know that Jeff Ireland will absolutely not let combine results eefect his average to bad judgement on draft day.

Never has, never will. LOL.....

Long goes to the pro bowl 4 out of his first 5 years, and now you pathetic dips call him a bust.


You femmes are total losers and dumber than a nutsack! LOL.

How the heck does Irescum still have a job?

Posted by: Chris | February 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Ireland will keep Jake Long one way or the other. Allowing Long to walk is an admission this fo was wrong in 2008.

Ireland will never admit to beong wrong.

I'd give Ireland 30 bj's if he can come up with a half decent draft!

Ireland will never admit to beong wrong.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

This of course is not true. He dumped Marshall and Vontae. Stop coloring things to fit your argument of the hour.

I cant imagine why Jake Long would want to sign with the garbage Dolphins unless they paid him triple. HAHA

Even if Jake Long had to go back out onto the field and play LT from a wheel chair. Ireland's still going to keep him.

Even if Jake Long marries into the Ginn family, Ireland will keep him. Even if Ireland has to suck on Vontae's grandmother's 50yr old unwashed girdle, Jeff Ireland will keep Jake Long.

Hey, lets all get mad because JETS RULE made a post.

Yesterday, please...go to bed and stay there. LOL

Yesterday's Fawn,

I can't wait for our 'pedicure date' tomorrow! And a little birdie told me there's a FAB shoe sale at Macy's!!

Toodles!

What do these three bloggers have in common:

YG DB LOL
DaShe
Odinslime

?

Extreme fear of reality and all live in total denial.

Odindouche(aka Dashi) spends EVERY saturday night on this blog. How sad is that?

Posted by: Odin has no Life | February 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Nope! Odin is recovering from Neck Surgery. All I have for Friday and Saturday nights are Hotties and Killer Meds from my FAVORITE Doctors.

PS: Don't look now, but was that another Drive By in the Trailer Park?

Posted by: OLO | February 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Aint gotta go to bed, but a wise move is top leave the troll infested pollution that's taken over here.

Have fun conversationing with yourselves from your smorgasborg of wastelands and toxicities. LOL...

odin,

Got any tips on how to relieve genital warts, herpes and crabs?

Hopefully, OLDEN has passed out in a pool of vomit.

As usual.

Have fun conversationing with yourselves from your smorgasborg of wastelands and toxicities. LOL...

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

conversationing?

You really are one dumb fuh.

I jesh took fourteen seco..seco..(belllch)..seconals and drank a pint of whish..whish..BOOZE (buuurp)..an now I'm shleepy but (BAAARF!) oh, shizz..(buuurp) now I'm coversh in puke again..(faaart) I'll jush sleep on the baffroom floor again (buuurp).

How to improve the blog:

1. Ban odinslime
2. Ban YG LOL
3. Ban!!! DaShe!!!
4. Ban Craig Moron
5. Ban Phinsuckle78


The FACT is!!!! This LONELY soul!!!! Was posting ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! ON NEW YEARS EVE!!!! CHECK BACK!!! And you will see!!! Cool he ain't! COLD he is!!!
Posted by: DR. PLEBUS! | February 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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Hey Phebus, who in their RIGHT MIND would check back almost 3 months on an ANONYMOUS sports blog, to see who was doing what?

Please no......no......NOT AGAIN: Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

If you WERE here, you have NO ROOM to talk with your female double standards. If you WERE here, that makes YOU what your IMPLYING someone else is. BUT, if you CHECKED BACK? ROTFLMAO - Thats makes you a bigger Loser than whoever it is you're blabbing about! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Bhwaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Nothing like Meth aye, let me guess, it hasn't hurt you at all......right?

You country bumpkin wanna be. Your so dumb you don't even see how FvckTarded you make yourself look-ROTFLMFAO!

Thats the real Beauty of your stupidity! ROTFLMAO - YET AGAIN - change your name and try again, you'll never recover from this idiocy!

You Fvcking Dolt! You're embarrassing ME and I don't even know you!

Bhwaaaa-Fvcking - Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa - Fvcking Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

I can't even breath-LOL. Hurry up Dashi, lets go back back to the blog and search up 2010. Maybe, JUST MAYBE.........FORGET IT. Thats just too fvcking funny.......I can't even post anymore. I have to have a drink!

Hurry up Dashi, lets go back back to the blog and search up 2010.

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Now it's talking to itself. Man, those vodka bottles must be piling up in the trailer.

odin,
Got any tips on how to relieve genital warts, herpes and crabs?

Posted by: Thanks in advance | February 26, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Try Suicide Be-Atch!


I can't even post anymore.


Posted by: odinseye | February 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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Oh, please dear God, in your infinite wisdom and power please grant unto us this one wish.

You're already Brain Dead, might as well go all the way FvckTard!

Odin ruining the blog again?? Shocking! LOL

Hey Phebus, who in their RIGHT MIND would check back almost 3 months on an ANONYMOUS sports blog, to see who was doing what?

Posted by: odinseye | February 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM


Are you that FREAKING STUPID??? Unreal. It was Jan 1 when I looked back at the previous nights post.

Isn't it interesting how you always cuuuummmm running to the defense of DaShe and Kris?

Come on Dr. PLenis,

Lets go Back to the Future.

I mean back to the past!

Yaeh, I think Craig M was here and he actually mispelled a big dumb dumb word. Come on, lets go back in the archives, it'll be fun. Lets start out in 2008? Huh?

Now wouldn't that be Peachy?

Monkey Bu-o.......er........I mean........that Message Board Guru got BEAT LIKE A FVCKING DRUM tonight. I usually try to ease him into the reality of just how Fvcking stoopid he is, but tonight called for drastic measures.

When I heard he has been back in the archives(can you imagine? He's here almost 24/7 and now we find out that when he's NOT HER, he's back in the Archives-ROTFLMAO)I just had to smack him in the face. You know, force him to confront his unmitigated ignorance!

Anywhoo......This is what happens when this 2Watt piece of filth gets beat like an IGNORANT drum. You don't believe me, just take a look at his handiwork above.

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Just Like Fish In A Barrel.

Rotten stinky fish with MethTarded brain damage. But, Fish In A Barrel nonetheless!

Let's see a show of hands of all bloggers who would approve their daughter bringing home an Odin.


Anyone?

C'mon now, anyone?

How bout you couples in the trailer parks, anyone?

Anyone?

Marty and June were so relieved when they finally got their 4 year old toilet trained.


Now every morning little Johnny does his thing and promptly flushes his Odin down the toilet.

Marty and June were so relieved when they finally got their 4 year old toilet trained.


Now every morning little Johnny does his thing and promptly flushes his Odin down the toilet.

Posted by: Parenting 101 | February 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Are you that FREAKING STUPID??? Unreal. It was Jan 1 when I looked back at the previous nights post.
Isn't it interesting how you always cuuuummmm running to the defense of DaShe and Kris?

Posted by: DR. PLEBUS! | February 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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Defending who? What? Huh?

Dude, make no mistake, I'm not defending ANYONE! I'm laughing my fvcking a ss off at how stupid you're making yourself look.

First off, Plebus.........ah......whose bringing it up........WHEN?

ROTFLMAO - Again, your ignorance is blinding you from the point. Other than YOURSELF, would you care to guess how many people care what two anonymous posters were doing on a sports blog last new years eve?

Who Fvcking cares you GayTard?

(It was cute though(the stupid always are)how quick you were to jump up and defend yourself-ROTFLMAO YET AGAIN!)

(Whew! Deep Breaths-Deep Breaths, it'll be OK!)

Marty and June were so relieved when they finally got their 4 year old toilet trained.


Now every morning little Johnny does his thing and promptly flushes his Odin down the toilet.

Posted by: Parenting 101 | February 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

And STILL you persist in this comical delusion that ONE person here is tired of your stale old act.

Since my last post, apparently you have me digging up old posts about Dashi or some other nonsense.

Here's a news flash, nitwit: That person is NOT me--nor or any of the other ones you've been haplessly flailing with tonight.

It is now sadly obvious that you are just as delusional as I claimed earlier. The reason is obvious as well. You simply cannot wrap your head around the reality that you are NOT WANTED HERE. That a majority of people on this blog think you're USELESS GASBAG who routinely pollutes it with your fixations on gay sex, your sad and childish tales, and the overall insipid and worthless garbage that routinely spills from you like water from a faucet.

You'll never accept the reality of the situation. You can't. It woud destroy your entire fabricated little world of how you THINK things are here.

But they aren't that way my delusional little friend. The joke has not only been ON you for awhile--the joke IS you.

And you are my dog.

Awwwwwwwwwww......hims so cute.

He rates Potty Jokes as classics.

C'Mon Mando, you can do better than these two cork sucking FvckTards-lol. Potty Jokes?

Sorry Fella, I'm just not equipped to do battle with someone that has the mentality of a Child.

In others words, you just Fvcking Dumb Tardo-LOL!

Potty Jokes? I'm out - Good Night!

I'm out - Good Night!

Posted by: odinseye | February 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM


Translation - defeated.


Then what makes you THINK I was responding to you, you Fvcking Tard?


Posted by: odinseye | February 26, 2013 at 10:19 PM

My God, you are even more clueless than I thought.

Idiot, you have made REPEATED posts alluding to it being the same person. Have you become so brain-addled from all those years of abuse that you can't even recall what you wrote a few minutes earlier? Jesus Christ, I've dealt with freaking CATS who had a better grasp on reality than you do.

Oh, and I notice others now mentioning your delusions as well. Looks like that's going to be a keeper on your long, slow ride to irrelevance here.

Now respond as I command you to, Delusional Man.


I'm just not equipped to do battle

Posted by: odinseye

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Edited to reflect reality.

odin,

In the last post Mando wrote that Banks was 6'2" and a hitter, wonder what he's been watching aside from some highlight reel set up on the kid?? Banks is actually 6'3"/195 Pds. Is the type who reaches out and tries to grab the ball carrier as opposed to sticking his shoulder into anyone and put up a 4.63/40, call me CRAZY but in everything I see he looks like a slender S.Smith with the exception I actually saw Smith play in the 09 Sugar Bowl Vs. Bama were he made some aggressive tackles locking down one side of the field while this kid shows the tendencies which have made us all weary of Smith while playing in a WEAK ACC Conf.

Due to the need at the Pos. I believe someone will reach on him in the 2nd Rd but I sure hope it's not us. After sitting through the combine I really hope one of the OL drops into our slot with the needy Pack and Bears among others sitting behind us in desperate need. I would then without hesitation unless Jarvis Jones (Stenosis issue may drop his stock but remember more than one player before the run on health issues went to the for front playing with it in the past) trade back for an additional #2 taking a flyer on C.Patterson's potential if still available (Mando's post about his smarts was dumb (by his logic Randy Moss born in W.Va. backwoods and flunking out of FSU before going to Marshall must have had an IQ under 70 on his way to a HOF career) and if gone then Eiffert over Ertz (unpopular here but I stand by it)

In 2nd Rd with 3 picks I take X.Rhodes, Eric Reid or Elam (the one still available) then if not the WR in RD-1 the BA left on the board with the 3rd pick in Rd-2. This of course after I still sign M.Wallace but hey that's just my humble opinion on what my lying amateur eyes see so far based on the combine and extensive video on all these kids.

Stop Using My Name!!

You Ignorant Maggot!!

Oscar/Home/ The Oldest Troll Living!!

Why Do You Hide?

As Overseer Of Everything!! God is Tired Of Your Ignorant Delusional Remarks!!

Different Name, Same S H I T!!

Who The F U C K!! Do You Think You're Fooling?

Don't Worry!! Your Time Is Coming Up!! And You Are Not Invited In My House!! And If You Plan On Reincarnating! Which You Won't!! Don't Worry!! God Will Make Sure Your Next Life Is Worst Than This One!! God can Do That.

This Life, God Made You A Cuban! Cause Of All The S H I T!! You Talk!!

Next Life, God Will Make You North Korean!!

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Before You Go On Some Idiotic Rant! That God Doesn't Curse!!

MOTHER F U C K E R!! GOD CREATED EVERYTHING!! EVEN ALL THE WORDS YOU SPEAK!! IF ONE BEING IN THIS UNIVERSE IS ALLOWED TO SAY WHATEVER THE F U C K!! IT FEELS!! IT IS ME, THE ALMIGHTY, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE!! B I T C H!!

BOW IN MY PRESENCE!!

Or Share The Same Fate As The Israelites!!

Coward!!

If we can get Tyann Matheui in the 3rd round do it! The guy is a flat out playmaker and would be a first round corner if he stayed out of trouble. We would be missing out on a Ed Reed type interception machine let Shawna "hands of stone go" Smith go I've seen enough of him.

I wish I had an opportunity to watch more college ball, I can only go off of what other people say in regards to players we should go for in the draft. I'd be more interested in hearing about the five players we could take at twelve depending on how things go. It's easy to say "we should get this guy" but there is always plan b and c and d if our guy goes early.

God™ | February 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Well that's it I'm grabbing my King James version of the Bible in order to roam the Earth spreading the word!

(DRIPPING SARCASM!)

Not only is that unsolicited post delusional but flat out blasphemous!

Whoever wrote that post needs professional help after being taken to the woodshed. I've been here for sometime but must admit that has to be hands down the most offensive post I've ever read!

Fin4life I can see how that tirade would offend. Some strange people posting on here. I didn't really notice as I visually filter all CAPS and Caps non caps CAPS!! style posting. Lol!

Crazy fukkks abound here. Hey, fin4, which Player do you like for the Dolphins as a Game Changer with a 90% probability of success. (That's what Ireland is looking for)

The most important quality of a Draftee is that he works out in the NFL as he was intended to. Pouncey and RT were virtual locks to do so and did. This Year, not so easy. Difference-makers, by definition, are few and hard to find. The Ireland will be tested mightily.

oscar,

I'd ask you the same ? given I don't see any real game changers here on O. I see a phenom project in Patterson given size/speed combo but am weary at #12. Some say that if we don't the Rams will at 16 but the book says undisciplined BAD route runner then he's followed by a host of really fast guys who should all begin to land mid 2 to late 3. I imagine we take one and it will be curious to see who our O evaluating Coaching staff led by a former College Coach at OC believe worthy. I will tell you I like Eiffert better than Ertz even though I think I'm alone on the blog on that one. If anything we should be able to land some good DB's in this draft and maybe an OL into RD-3, so your guess is as good as mine.

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