The Philadelphia Eagles sure took care of that speed issue, didn’t they?
Some things never change. As long as sports are played, there’s one characteristic of any athlete that we’ll always find interesting, how fast they are. It’s why we obsess over Olympic sprinters. It’s why, every single offseason, we talk about the 40-yard dash more than we discuss the three-cone-shuttle at any NFL Combine. It’s why Philadelphia Eagles fans play MUT (Madden Ultimate Team) and start Lamar Jackson, Randall Cunningham, or Michael Vick at quarterback.
We may not always remember how many reps somebody put up on the bench press, but we can sure as heck tell you what somebody ran in the 40-yard dash, even if that guy hasn’t picked up a football in ten years.
As long as football will be played, there will be new wrinkles that are introduced, even if they are phased out quickly. Remember the “Wildcat”?
The “Birds” entered the most recent offseason with several goals, but two of the most important were getting younger and faster. They seemingly did that overnight. Now, we’ll have to see if that translates to wins, but while we wait on the start of camp and, maybe, a preseason with one game, let’s do something a tad different.
Ladies and gents, here are the Philadelphia Eagles ten fastest players with a very honorable mention to K’Von Wallace, who some people called slow, but he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash at the most recent combine. Another honorable mention goes to Nickell Robey Coleman who also ran a 4.53 when he was a prospect (he hasn’t lost a step), and then there’s Shaun Bradley. He ran a 4.51 40 at the most recent combine (linebackers aren’t supposed to be able to do that).