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Bookman

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by GakkofNorway, May 14, 2006.

  1. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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    Is it true that this Leo Bookman runs a 4.20 on his 40 yard dash?

    If he can catch as well he would be perfect for stretching the field :D

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    Gakko: WR Leo Bookman will get his chance in mnicamps and training camp to see, if he can transfer his great track speed to the football field. Bookman has not had much experience in football . There have been some Track men who put their speed to good use on the NFL Field.

    Most recently in Green Bay ,Bill Schroeder, from Sheboygan, Wi. , A 6' 2'' -198 pound WR, whose only college football experience was one year at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, but was a very good college track runner . Bill Schroeder had some success with the Green Bay Packers from 1997 to 2001. Schroeder became a free agent and then left to play with the Detroit Lions for a short time, where he did not achieve same success, he had in Green BAy.



    Schroeder's best year was 1999, when he 74 catches for 1,051 yards & 5 TDs,-- In 2000, Billy had 65 catches for 999 yards & 4 TDs ,-- in 2001 Schroeder, had 53 catches for 916 yards & 9 TDs.

    Many years ago, WR Mercury Morris was another track speed burner who had success with the Miami Dolphins, becoming a wide receiver in the NFL.

    Also years ago, The Dallas Cowboys had a WR receiver, who was a another fast track man. He was very successful in making the tranisition to NFL football. Can't think of his name right now. And There have been others.

    Some Basket ball player players alsohave made the successful transiition to NFL football ,such as TE Gates of San Diego Chargers being the most recent one.

    Good luck to Bookman and his attempt to make the Green Bay Packer roster, with the speed he has , He would indeed stretch the Field.
     
  3. GakkofNorway

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    MM said his catching abillities was very good.. I hope he makes it, what a threat..
     
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    I've been trying to find other fast 40-times,

    Ben Johnson ran a 4.36
    Marviel Underwood ran a 4.38
    Jerome Mathis ran a 4.32 (Parcell timed him to 4.26)

    Leo Bookman could possibly be the fastest 40-yard dash runner in history.

    Jerome Mathis is 5'11" and 177 lbs

    Bookman is 6'2" and 212 lbs
     
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    Bob Hayes played at Dallas. Also, Cornell Green was a basketball player before becoming a DB at Dallas. One big flop was Renaldo Nehemiah with the 49ers in the 80's. ( for the record, Merc was a RB ).
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    Jeez this guy is smoking.
     
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    Really! When I read his times I couldn't believe it. Supposedly, Deion Sanders ran the fastest ever 40 of like 4.25 or something from my recollection.
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    It's a huge reach..

    Most track guys don't pan out in football..
     
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    8) Sh-h-h-h! Let's keep this guy a secret and our fingers crossed. And let's also hope he can pick up the necessary football smarts to fit the Packer's scheme. With that kind of speed he'd leave every DB in the NFL in his dust!!!! If Green Bay is smart they'll have their receivers coach sleeping with this guy!!! LOL
     
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    This guy runs 4.26 on grass... pretty amazing.
     
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    Before we freak out and call him the next big threat for the Packers, we need to stop and realize that he is a track star, not a football star. If he CAN develope the football skills needed to play in the NFL, it would be great. BUT its a huge long shot.

    *I thought I might add that he also was caught using performance enhancing drugs (and I think they suspended him or something) which may explain why a promising track star is trying to get in the NFL.
     
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    lol don't blame him for using performance enhancing drugs, virtually every NFL player uses it because they don't have proper tests for it.
     
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    big deal.. let em take roids... if they are dumb enough to destroy themselves for the money and fame... ill let em win games for me.
     
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    I think Da Bears went after a track star with very little success.
    Willie Gault if I am not mistaking.
    His best year was 83. 836 yards on 40 catches with 8 TD's
     
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    Gault ran a 4.06!
    He was never more than a average WR in the NFL.
     
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    Performance enhancing drugs don't always translate into steroids. In the case of a track athlete I would think it would be the stuff that brings more oxygen into the blood (whatever it's called).

    Steroids assist in building tissue. Track stars aren't looking to bulk up.
     
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    lol Gault didn't run a 4.06,

    Bookmans time is the unofficial record, and if this Gault could run a 4.06 he would have been like half a second faster than ben johnson lol!
     
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    Erythropoeitin. Here's a sports-related link in case anyone is interested. Not sure if it would be as suitable for an anaerobic event such as sprinting, but it is definitely an advantage for endurance athletes.
    http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,3253 ... ory_id=441
     

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