If we're talking about "faster" then 40 times are the most accurate measurement. How does Montgomery's first step compare to Willis', mathematically? What about his bend? His 10 yard burst? These things are not convincing without some sort of comparative measurement - I could just as easily say the same things about Montgomery.
Dumb argument. I've watched every game multiple times. Montgomery was the slowest D linemen off the snap. Even slower than the D tackles. His motor made up for his lack of speed
That wasn't my argument, that was how I was beginning my response. Slowest off the snap? How is that measured? How fast is his motor? If his 'motor' is so great, then we can probably safely say he's really fast. What is the speed of Willis' 'motor?'
Let me guess. 247 never gets anything wrong. Those measurements aren't always correct.
these statistics are what we have and they show a difference in speed. There's no reason to question them unless you can show that 40 times are inherently inaccurate or have a +/- rating that equalizes these numbers, which are .3 of a second apart. But you're only questioning them because they indicate that you're wrong.
Brick Haley is the D line coach. He picks who plays.
then Brick Haley prefers smaller DEs.
What in height? To keep growing in weight he would have to keep trying to gain weight. You make it seem like no player ever has maintained their weight. Lots of players stay on eating plans to keep their current weight instead of gaining or losing pounds.
He would have to keep trying to gain weight? Like other defensive linemen, when they're overweight, tried so hard to get there? You make it seem like no player ever has gained weight between their junior and senior seasons. Lots of players overeat and blow up instead of staying on diets.
Really? Ever heard of a guy named Lavar Edwards. Played all 4 years at DE. Brick Haley picks the best player to play. Regardless if they weigh 260+ or 230.
This is true, I was wrong - I remembered our DEs as being typically smaller, but we've had numerous DEs play in the 250-280 range.