So it seems that this notion that certain fast football players believe they can beat Usain Bolt in the 40 is spreading. First, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson staked his claim that he could beat Bolt in the 40 and now, Michigan’s running back that occasionally throws, Denard Robinson has claimed that he too can beat Bolt in the 40.
“I’ve watched him run, and I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,” Robinson said at Michigan’s media day on Sunday. “I’d get a better start, and I could take him.
“At 60 yards, I’d be in trouble, and at 100 meters, he’d be gone, but I could get him in a 40.”
Sounds like Robinson has really analyzed this so we’ll give him a pass. But we definitely won’t give Robinson’s teammate Devin Gardner a pass for what he decided to add while discussing Denard possibly playing receiver.
“Denard could do that in a heartbeat – he’s the fastest man in the world,” Gardner said. “I know what Usain Bolt did in the Olympics, and Denard probably couldn’t beat him at 100 meters, but when it comes to football speed at 40 yards, I’d take Denard. He’s that fast.”
Okay media members everywhere, it’s officially time to stop asking football players about this. When people are crowning football players “the fastest man in the world”, it’s clear that this has gotten way out of hand.