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Who was faster: Darrell Green or Deion Sanders?





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Michael J Cocks
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that's a tough call.





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re: Who was faster: Darrell Green or Deion Sanders?


Green but it's close.
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Over the course of 25 years, Darrell clocked a 44.3 second 400-meter dash, 20.5 second 200-meter dash, 10.08 second 100-meter dash, and a 4.15 40-yard dash. In the summer of 2004, at the age of 44, Darrell showed that his techniques still work when he recorded a 4.36 40-yard dash during a running demonstration at a youth summer football camp.


However..Deion Sanders ran an electronically timed 4.27 forty at the 1989 Combine which still stands I think.

Green was the only undefeated, 4-time winner, of the NFL's Fastest Man contests, which Green won I believe from 1988 through 1991. Deion should've challenged Green one of those times.



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Got to be a push on the speed thing. Green was a better tackler and I'd imagine Deion had better cover skills.





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Deion had better cover skills.


I think Deion may have had better ball skills, but not sure if his cover skills were that much better.






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and a 4.15 40-yard dash


Just so you know, this is B.S. hand timed. No one has broken 4.2 on an electronic timer as far as I know. I love to see Trindon run one. I bet he would be as close as anyone.






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Darrell Green.. Dude use to fly on Tecmo bowl





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Don't know who was faster, but the Green punt return in the 1986 playoffs when he either strained or tore an abdominal muscle was an athletic freak show. He hurdled a potential tackler while holding his side. The only play I have ever seen him get owned was when Emmitt Smith put a stutter step move at Texas Stadium on Green. Darrell Green is pound for pound the best player ever in NFL history.





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Darrell Green is pound for pound the best player ever in NFL history.


I hate the Skins and can think of a few others that are in contention but even I have a hard time arguing this.






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Darrell Green is pound for pound the best player ever in NFL history.



He was good, he didnt get the hype but he was fun to watch..






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Caught Tony Dorsett from behind after Dorsett had about a 75 yard head start...

Actually, I don't know how much it was, but he was the only person to catch Dorsett from behind. No?






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Caught Tony Dorsett from behind after Dorsett had about a 75 yard head start...

Actually, I don't know how much it was, but he was the only person to catch Dorsett from behind. No?


Yeah, it was more like 50/60 and he took a perfect angle, but regardless it was fricking spectacular. I remember being speechless a few times watching him as a youngster. I loved the way he played the game but he just wasn't one of my favorites for 2 reasons: 1, he played for the skins and 2, there was no fricking way I could ever relate to a mother fricker that was that fast






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Lucky, I never saw anyone catch Dorsett from behind except Green. I watched Dorsett as a freshman at Pitt in 1973 through his Heisman winning campaign. He was the best college player I have ever seen and Green ran him down like Dorsett was running in some Steen's Cane Syrup.





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Green was the only undefeated, 4-time winner, of the NFL's Fastest Man contests, which Green won I believe from 1988 through 1991. Deion should've challenged Green one of those times.


Deion knew he would lose, thus no challenge.

damn...4.2 at 40 years old in 2000. Not a combine 40, i know. Still the fastest guy on the team. Neon Deion wanted no part of Darrell Green in the early 90's fastest man races.

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Lucky, I never saw anyone catch Dorsett from behind except Green.


and don't forget he hawked down Eric Dickerson too.






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Neither Dorsett or Dickerson ever thought they would be caught from behind. Joe Gibbs screwed the the world out of watching Green as a regular punt returner. He might have been the best ever considering his limited touches on special teams.





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Joe Gibbs screwed the the world out of watching Green as a regular punt returner. He might have been the best ever considering his limited touches on special teams.


no shit, he would have been even more legendary.

and back to the Dorsett/Dickerson thing, the Dickerson hawkdown was way more impressive to me because he actually ran that dude down from behind. He had a great angle on Dorsett, but the Dickerson shite was just phenomenal.






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but he really didn't have a great angle on Dorsett. Nobody should have caught him. It looked like Dorsett was barely moving the way that Green caught up. They are both amazing.....and had to be frustrating for the 2 RBs.





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