Blazin’ against the Blazers

Brock Bowers’ first touchdown was jaw dropping from a sheer athleticism standpoint.  Tight ends simply aren’t supposed to move that fast.  I’ve seen the replay and as impressive as it looks on the tube, it doesn’t convey the same sense of “holy, shit!” that I got watching that play live.

Then again, this is impressive, too.

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24 responses to “Blazin’ against the Blazers

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    The way he outran guys who had angles reminded me of Herschel’s run against SC in 80.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Members of a certain race whose origins are in mountains of Russian Georgia aren’t supposed to run that fast.

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  3. spur21

    So our TE is faster than their QB – take that Handbags.

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  4. I saw another tweet by this same guy who noted that Ladd McConkey’s speed on this play was faster than all of these guys (something like 22.6 MPH), though it is much easier to run fast without holding the ball I imagine.

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  5. mddawg

    I’m reserving judgment on the UF QB. Can’t wait to see how they do against Bama.

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  6. That’s football speed right there. A lot of guys who play football run fast but they don’t play fast. The question is whether they can still run fast with the equipment and the ball.

    Pound for pound, is Jordan Davis the fastest player on the team?

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  7. Salty Dawg

    That is a thing of beauty, right there. I have watched it more than a time or two. Go Brock! GO DAWGS!

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  8. Bulldawg Bill

    Bowers reminds me of “Glidin’ Glenn” Harrison. He was so fast but he ran so effortlessly that it looked like he was just lumbering along shedding would be tacklers.

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    • Russ

      Yeah, he ran like he had been coached in running. Very smooth with very little extraneous motion. Was he a track guy in HS?

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      • Tony BarnFart

        I don’t follow recruiting beyond a signing day week look-in, so I was not aware of Bowers before the season started. Here’s 247’s description:

        “Boasts elite level athleticism, clocking a 4.5 40 as a sophomore and a 40-inch vertical. Has the speed to burn a linebacker and separate from a defensive back. Tracks the ball well, uses good body control and his hands to make his catches and routinely finds the soft spot in a defense. Plus blocker who can seal off the edge but used best as a pass-catcher. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as second round pick”

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  9. Whiskey Dawg

    Speed kills.

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  10. Harold Miller

    New Sammy Hagar song. I can drive 21.8! Hummm! Catchy tune.

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