serious ?: Who are our fastest players?

Discussion in 'Football' started by uihawk82, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Who are our fastest receivers; Is ISM, someone else? Moss I heard is a sprint champion; Is he and can he run a fly pattern and catch a pass.

    The NFL became huge and teams won because of the 'bomb'; Meredith to Hayes, Bradshaw to Swan; Lamonica to Branch; and many more; Marino had two burners on one team;

    I cant believe we dont have someone who cant get open on deep Go or Fly routes. That is a triple negative that must become a single positive. ISM got deep once last week; he needs to go deep a lot and work comeback patterns off of that action. When he is even with his defender after 15 yards get ready to launch it.

    Fant has proven he can get open deep. What are we waiting for as this is the staple of the pro style offense if that is what we are going to run.

    That roughly 30 yard post pass TD to ISM was beautiful. NW had 3 non-starters in their D backfield and we didnt test them.
     
  2. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    Moss that the 3rd? fastest time in the 110 high hurdles in the nation last spring at around 13.9. That's flying. I have no idea who the fastest guys on the team are, but I'd put my money on him being right up there.
     
  3. NCHawker

    NCHawker Well-Known Member

    who ever it is, they aint playing cuz they don't know how to block:D
     
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  4. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    Cooper is supposedly pretty quick, and I would assume Tracy is as well.
     
  5. hawkeyes87

    hawkeyes87 Well-Known Member

    Whoever it is, however fast they are, my money would be on Stanley being able to overthrow them...
     
  6. Caddy

    Caddy Well-Known Member

    More to getting open than being fast. Watch the routes our receivers run, they are awful. As far as Moss, if speed were everything he wouldn't be getting torched all the time.
     
  7. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Different reaction set being the defender vs just taking off vertical.
     
  8. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Well I ask this question because I am starting to get frustrated with our offense not going deep, not stretching the field.

    It is getting ridiculous to let defenses play against us in a 15 yard window of the LOS
     
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  9. ibahawkeye

    ibahawkeye Well-Known Member

    I think ISM is the fastest
     
  10. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    It's a work in progress. On the ISM catch that ended up being overturned in his favor, he gave Stanley just enough back shoulder to throw to. When Smith ran that same route in week 1 vs NIU it was picked.

    ISM ran a beautiful pattern to the right rear pylon of the end zone in either he second or fourth quarter, can't remember which. Should have been a TD, but Stanley missed him.
     
  11. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Not sure on the fastest . I do know one thing. Easley has to be one of the slowest
     
  12. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    We could have alabama's offensive players and Kirk would FUQ it up.
     
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  13. hawkeyes87

    hawkeyes87 Well-Known Member

    Also on that play, when he reached up to catch the ball, it went right through his hands. He was then able to catch it against his body. Obviously a good result, but still a long way from smooth...
     
  14. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Wisconsin preferred walk on Kordell Stillmunkes ran a 4.41 40 yard dash at an Iowa summer camp in 2017. But that was before he broke his foot and missed most of his senior football season and all his senior track season. He had surgery eleven months ago and had a screw inserted in the foot for a while. Have no idea how fast he is after the injury. He was, however, cleared to practice during the bye week.
     
  15. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    It is one thing being fast but probably more to it is Stanley not making the good pass or not making the read in time and the WR outruns the QB. There is a timing element to it and Iowa just doesn't do it well.
     
  16. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    This guy named Fant. You may have heard of him. He's probably one of the five fastest guys on the team. He doesn't play much though.
     
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  17. bjohnson1102

    bjohnson1102 Member

    I have it on pretty good authority that Riley Moss is their fastest player...
     
  18. LicThawk

    LicThawk Well-Known Member

    I'd have to say at TE I'm pretty confident that Hockenson is faster. Fant has been caught in the open field by secondary players and Hock has outran them. Granted two separate teams, but most secondaries have comparable speed guys.
     
  19. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    You can do it well if you practice it. Since Iowa hardly ever calls deep passes I would assume they dont practice it much with the coaches.

    I bet the iowa qbs adn receivers have to work on this themselves in the summer.

    I have a good suspicion that CJ and Vandeberg really worked a lot just by themselves heading into 2015 and 2016 as they were on the same wavelength.
     
  20. bitmap

    bitmap Well-Known Member

    Pretty common in D1 football to have the #1 WR room w/ the QB.
     
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