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0-yard dash: 5.40 seconds (Baseline: 5.59 seconds)
We worked on technique for this event more than anything throughout the program, especially the starts. Your stance is important. At the beginning, I had no idea what to do when setting up. Actually, this seems to be the case for most guys. They’re not track stars, they’re football players. They see guys get in their stance on TV but haven’t done it in real life. We all tweaked and played around with our stance and running techniques for weeks.
Some days, my times got worse. It was frustrating. My 10-yard split started at 2.08 seconds. It was down to 1.93 at one point, but the week before the pro day there were a few days when my times were back around 2.00. It had me concerned. It’s amazing the effect a lack of sleep can have on your body even if you don’t feel it.
My focus on my official 40-yard dashes was to keep my hips up at the start and explode out of the gate. Then, make sure to keep my eyes down in order to prevent my head -- and body -- from coming straight up. This was problematic for much of the process. I did OK with it on the final run. My times improved dramatically. It proved that even an almost-40-year-old nonprofessional athlete can cut 0.20 seconds off his time with a little practice. Not quite the same gains as Wyoming fullback Drew Van Maanen, who went from 5.02 to 4.65, but good enough.
Talk about starting from scratch. I had no idea what to do the first time we ran this drill for the baseline testing. I didn’t know where to run, how to set up or what were the keys to a fast time. And there are a lot of facets involved in this drill.
Parabolic taught us how to quickly make the first two cuts because they’re easy to overrun. They taught us how to draft your back foot on the third and widest turn. My focus during the pro day was to keep my head up around the third and final disc in order to sprint toward the finish line. There were days when my legs felt like mashed potatoes and my body just wouldn’t stop to circle that third disc. An NFL combine or prep program does wonders for this drill. There were so many things to learn. I picked up some and improved by 0.63 seconds.
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What it means: For the moment, the biggest takeaway is mass confusion and angst. An unexpected, hurried and partial rollout has left many unanswered questions about a rule that McKay said was intended to change behavior of players at all levels of football. Here's what we know: It is now a foul when a player lowers his head to "initiate and make contact" with his helmet against an opponent.
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