The Fastest 40 Yard Dash Ever

What Research Found Out On This Very Important Topic
By: Chad Wilson   @Gridironstuds

Please follow me on Twitter @Gridironstuds

Football fans across America continue to obsess over the most simple drill in the game of football. Is there anything more discussed than the 40 yard dash? Every Spring, this drill takes center stage and undoubtedly the question is asked 1,o00’s of times. What’s the fastest 40 yard dash?

Just as sure as you get the question asked 1,000 times, you will get dozens of ridiculous answers. For starters, let’s find out why the 40 yard dash? When and why did 40 yards become so significant? It started in the 1960’s with the NFL team that had the most developed and comprehensive scouting department and that was the Dallas Cowboys. Prior to this time period, NFL coaches chose the 50 yard dash as the mark of measure to determine a player speed worthiness. In 1960, Gil Brandt, the director scouting for the Cowboys along with his department came up with the 40/20/10 measurement. The 40 was used for all players. The 20 yard split time of the 40 was of great significance for linemen since the thought was that they rarely run 40 yards in a game. The 10 yard split was important for wide receivers as a measure of their burst off of the line of scrimmage. With this, a drill was born and almost 50 years later, it has become the center piece of info on a prospective high school, college or professional football player.

read more

GridironStuds Show Football Picks for Week 10 – October 31, 2014

Football Friday on the GridironStuds Show means discussion, opinions and picks.  Here’s what the hosts and our guest handicapper thought about this week’s action the gridiron. All picks are graded on the line from Bovada Casino and Sportsbook Online

Chad Wilson’s College Football Picks (Record 16-10)

Stanford (+8) is the kryptonite for the Oregon Ducks and I am not so sure that this ends now.  The Cardinal are in the heads of the Ducks and with Oregon already tasking defeat this year,  facing adversity vs. Stanford could have a really adverse affect.  I like Stanford to stay inside the number if not pull the upset. Colorado (+4)  over Washington.  The Buffs made a great showing versus UCLA last week at home and came up short in overtime.  I see no reason why they can’t duplicate that effort against a lesser Washington team and actually finish the deal this time.  Arizona St. (-6.5) over Utah.  Since the embarrassment at home vs. UCLA,  Arizona St. has been on a roll.  They when into the Colosseum and upset the Trojans and laid down some defense in back to back weeks vs. Stanford and Washington.  I like them to be full of piss and vinegar at home vs. Utah.

read more

GridironStuds Show: NFC Preview

Chad Wilson and Emil Calomino broke down the NFC on July 12th on the GridironStuds Show on Blog Talk Radio (click here to listen to archive of show). Below is a breakdown of how both men predicted the NFC will finish this season.

Chad Emil
NY Giants 11-5 Dallas 11-5
Washington 10-6 NY Giants 10-6
Dallas 8-8 Washington 8-8
Philadelphia 4-12 Philadelphia 6-10
Green Bay 11-5 Green Bay 12-4
Minnesota 9-7 Minnesota 9-7
Chicago 8-8 Detroit 8-8
Detroit 8-8 Chicago 7-9
Carolina 12-4 Atlanta 11-5
Atlanta 10-6 Tampa Bay 9-7
Tampa Bay 9-7 New Orleans 7-9
New Orleans 8-8 Carolina 5-11
San Francisco 12-4 Seattle 12-4
Seattle 11-5 San Francisco 10-6
St. Louis 8-8 St. Louis 8-8
Arizona 6-10 Arizona 6-10

EMIL’S NFC Champion:  Seattle
CHAD’S NFC Champion: Seattle 

Gridironstuds Show: AFC Season Preview

By: Chad Wilson – Editor GridironStuds Blog – @Gridironstuds

Chad Wilson and Emil Calomino broke down the AFC on the July 8th GridironStuds Show on Blog Talk Radio (click here to listen to archive of show).  Below is a breakdown of how both men predicted the AFC will shake out this season.

Chad Emil
New England 12-4 New England 11-5
Miami 9-7 Miami 9-7
Buffalo 7-9 Buffalo 5-11
NY Jets 6-10 NY Jets 4-12
Pittsburgh 10-6 Cincinnati 10-6
Cincinnati 10-6 Baltimore 10-6
Baltimore 8-8 Pittsburgh 9-7
Cleveland 7-9 Cleveland 6-10
Houston 9-7 Houston 12-4
Indianapolis 7-9 Indianapolis 9-7
Tennessee 5-11 Tennessee 7-9
Jacksonville 4-12 Jacksonville 5-11
Denver 13-3 Denver 12-4
San Diego 9-7 San Diego 8-8
Oakland 5-11 Kansas City 7-9
Kansas City 3-13 Oakland 5-11

Emil’s AFC Champion:  Denver
Chad’s AFC Champion:  Denver Is Now on the Radio Talking College Football Recruiting, High School Football, NFL and more

Now you can listen to on your computer and call in to have a discussion. founder Chad Wilson hosts a daily radio show on where he discusses issues in the World of football coming from the NFL, college football, high school and youth football plus college football recruiting.  Check out the Gridiron Studs Show daily from Noon to 1 P.M. set on Blog Talk Radio.   Click here for the Show’s home page or listen to past shows using the player located in the upper right hand corner of this page

read more