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I don't think it is fair to Teddy when we compare all of these 4.4 WR's to him. Yeah, 4.38 is fast, but Ginn has a gear none of these other guys have. Other than Galloway, I can't think of another Buckeye with those kind of wheels. I would love to see us get somebody with jets like that for Urban's offense, but those guys don't grow on trees.
Maybe we should be comparing these kids to Santonio. He was a great player too, but guys with world class speed only come around every so often.
What was Ginn's 40?
I'm sorry, Jayteam, you are behind the power curve. No more Ginn comparisons. Done. Finished. It's a new era. All "big play" players will only be compared to Percy Harvin.
Exactly, kids like ginn were once a generation type athlete and we can't find them every year.
I just read another Ginn speed comparison this morning Blackhawkbuck...
I know people compare kids to Harvin as a playmaker, but I still seem them drop a Ginn reference if they run a quick 40.
Teddy G ran a 4.2-something, IIRC.
Can anyone verify that for Tarheel?
Do you know what he ran before he got hurt, Joe?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
He was always a high 4.2/low 4.3 guy before the injury. This past summer (or the one before) he ran a 4.22 during training. A fun little story about Ted Ginn was from a friend of mine, Kyle Smith a former safety from Purdue. He told me the most unathletic he's ever felt was when he had to help over the top on a Ted ginn post and he felt like he was standing still. Just goes to show how fast he really was.
When we were comparing Clark to Ginn, it wasn't so much the speed, but more the similarity in vision and stride complemented by solid speed. Clark is VERY fast, but VERY fast and GINN are two different levels.
We may have lost the battle......but not the war.
Poster above me is correct. It's not saying this guy is as fast as Ginn. I remember during big 33 everybody was talking about how he could cut. He had that long stride and could cut like crazy. Erik haw stayed at my house for that week. I think taivon Jacobs build, size, stride and ability to cut at full speed is similar to Ginn that doesn't mean he is as fast just there are similarities between them
Poster above me is also correct.
That makes sense, Soupnasty. Another thing that made Ginn's speed even more dangerous was his lateral quickness to make the first guy miss after shagging the punt.
Exactly right OP. I've been watching OSU for 30 plus years and there is still not ONE player I can compare to to Ginn. Agree, People should not throw comparisons to him around easily.
Ginn had a timed 4.21 at one point, but I have no idea the accuracy of that time or the method used.
Also the reported hand times we get are always skewed because we just take the best time and treat it like the best run, not the one where the stop watch was stopped a bit more early. Laser times are supposed to be faster because the reaction time at the beginning of the race isn't part of the time, but yet they tend to be slower for a lot of players than what has been reported before. Some of this comes from guys running times at the combine in the middle of an exhausting day of trials, a lot is that it's just a more accurate time.
Most coaches care about stuff like the shuffle times a hell of a lot more anyways. Fans drool over 40s.
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