There must be some sort of correlation to the speed with which one’s legs move and the flapping of their gums.
Or perhaps guys just feel invincible after zigging and zagging their way in between the bodies of giant men en route to scoring touchdowns in the playoffs. It is like watching a gazelle bound gracefully out of the clutches of a frenzied lion.
Whatever the case may be, the man who did not lose a game in 2012’s regular season (between stints with both Houston and Denver he went 16-0) is feeling pretty good about himself at the moment.
Trindon Holliday stands in at a diminutive 5-foot-5 and weighs a mere 169 pounds, but no one is asking him to line up along the offensive line. Not even close. In fact, with a 40-yard dash time clocked in at 4.34 seconds, his speed absolutely kills.
But does that time, and do his two returns for touchdowns against Baltimore in the Broncos’ playoff loss, make him the fastest man in the NFL right now?
Holliday sure seems to think so.
“Right now to be honest with you I don’t think there’s none in the NFL that’s faster than me,” Holliday told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk.
There is no doubting the man’s natural ability to put one foot in front of the other, but here’s the kicker: He HAS to be one of, if not the, fastest guys in the NFL. Because oftentimes the lion catches the gazelle, and Holliday doesn’t have the size to hold up to the constant pounding a slower player would take.
If Holliday is going to continue to succeed at the professional level, he is going to have to continue to put one leg in front of the other, and he is going to have to do it faster than anybody else.