The Two Fastest Teams In The League

January 30th, 2020

“Jason, how did John Lynch do it?”

Bucs archrival Saints head coach Sean Payton dropped revealing info today on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

NFL fans get to see just a slice of the NextGen Stats compiled by the NFL via sensors in equipment and on the field. It’s real data, and eventually the NFL will share it all with fans. But for now, fans only get snippets while teams get endless databases filled with raw numbers.

Payton talked today on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio about how that kind of tracking was in place at the Senior Bowl and its changing scouting.

But what intrigued Joe most was Payton saying that a characteristic of Sunday’s Super Bowl teams should open everyone’s eyes. “Tight end, running back, receiver, we’re seeing the two fastest teams in the league [in the Super Bowl], which is interesting,” Payton proclaimed.

Damn, that is interesting. Chiefs observers aren’t surprised; they’re a virtual track team. But the 49ers? Joe wouldn’t have thought of them as speedsters at those positions. Yet there they are.

Kudos to Niners GM and Bucs legend John Lynch. It’s no coincidence that Lynch has the fastest skill position players in the NFL, and he managed to build a ferocious defense.

Joe would love to know where the Bucs rank by comparison. Remember, it’s the real, in-game football speed of the players, not their college 40-yard dash times.

Joe suspects the Bucs would fare rather well, but the running backs are rather plodding and the tight ends don’t play like speedsters.

29 Responses to “The Two Fastest Teams In The League”

  1. nano107 Says:

    Running out of stuff to talk about ??? Joe follows the same model here since 2008. Joe writes about what Joe finds interesting. Period. –Joe

  2. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    I know OJ had an off year lost some confidence but I’ve heard he’s a speedster for his size.

  3. The Coroner Says:

    O J can run as fast as a gazelle if he wanted to and the Bucs still don’t have a tight end offense. They are not the Chiefs’ or 49ers’ offense.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not sure about the offense but we are getting a good start on Defense with SMB, White & Dean…..

  5. Billy_45 Says:

    Just amazes me that people take time out of their day to bash the writer, analyst, poster etc.

    What a POS!!

    I find it very telling and it’s exciting to know BA’s 1st draft followed that model exactly, with White, SMB, and Dean as some of the fastest in the league at their respective positions.
    Not to mention Miller!!

    If he follows that model this year, gear up for Grant Delpit at Safety at 14. His 4.34 40 time looks blazing fast on the field.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Excellent point Joe about ‘in-game football speed’ versus the Combine’s 40-yard dash times. One thing to run fast in a straight line in shorts, but quite another to rocket with a full uniform on while dodging opponents intent on ripping your head off.

  7. Big Stinky Says:

    That picture and caption say it all Joe. That’s exactly why I am rooting for the Niners to win. This is my second Super Bowl now as a REALLY die hard fan of the Buccaneers. This TEAM is never going to another Super Bowl now I bet you. The Glazers and Licht are too damn dumb.

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    All you tards that penciled in a week 1 victory against the “sorry” 49ers remember this….. they’re in the Super Bowl.
    And when you feel the need to go all Nostradamus before the start of this season……. maybe just shut the eff up…… website owners included !!

  9. catcard202 Says:

    “Speed’s what we need; we need greasy, fast speed.”

  10. Big Stinky Says:

    When were the Buccaneers sold now because I don’t think it was 1993 but I am not sure. That is the LAST year I may have bought them too actually. Lynch was Drafted that year pretty sure. Anything happens after that I should know about it. Because I think Culverhouse owned them.

  11. LaMarcus Says:

    We are not built for speed. We are built with size sans the turnovers. We just Perriman and Miller as sprinkles of speed because you need it

    And Rojo is super fast and that’s the only he gets his yards. Just by raw speed. He is not a pro rb. Bust

  12. HurricaneBuc93 Says:

    Grant Delpit wishes he would he drafted at 14. Every single mock out there has him going late in the 1st.

  13. Big Stinky Says:

    Someone’s birthday escape me too besides Glazer and Culverhouse and it was Georgiou we should have been looking forward to finding. Because that’s a phone book to me later in Life.

  14. Big Stinky Says:

    Who was Constantine and His family too? I know it was a trick question obviously. Couldn’t be my family though could it Lord. He told me it could be if I can make ANYTHING happen too. Because I can make ANYTHING happen if POSSIBLE too. He would Give Me that for sure.

  15. Isaac haggins Says:

    Licht how in the Hell did you draft VH , short and slow and then factor in how in la la land Licht is when you factor the NFC south Rec . BA def doesn’t need Licht

  16. Big Stinky Says:

    Who’s with me NOW? Let’s ALL make “Big Stinky” Constantine together. Big Stinky could get us in a lot of trouble though because I know Constantine was NOT a black athletic talent here in Tampa. Not going back then either. What is on our TIMELINE again because you don’t know.

  17. Sport Says:

    Has anyone else noticed the stench of offseason fodder has started earlier than normal this year?

    At least we will have some free agent fireworks to break up the very odd love/hate relationships developing in the comment sections.

    In BA I Trust!

  18. DB55 Says:

    Licht drafted a lb over Josh Allen. ALLEN > Bosa.

  19. Big Stinky Says:

    If you read that don’t go anywhere. I’m trying to do SOMETHING to ALL who read this. I will be killing people tonight and be VERY careful. Careful you don’t BELIEVE in anything or Me.

  20. Sport Says:

    And some should stay home to avoid being Baker Acted. WTAF is wrong with you? Some form of Bucs Derangement a syndrome? We haven’t seen a case like this in years.

    In BA I Trust!

  21. Sport Says:

    Joe – your tolerance level for banishment is too high, please get engaged.

    Thank You.

    In BA I Trust!

  22. Big Stinky Says:

    Whatever right? Okay, don’t believe me. You can do as you please. Only 3 things exist to me and you have to be somewhere. Am I right? Started to forget Continents I think. Because I do NOT HAVE to believe in more than 3 of those. Why? World War 2!!!! That CHIT happened!!!!!!

  23. Big Stinky Says:

    Better be in AURORA now. Because I heard of SOMETHING that strange. What was that? Was it a plane ride to get to? That’s your ticket to fly. Boarding soon too. Was there EVER a cargo jet to begin with? Because I am crashing planes too. Like that in World War 2. Who knows if my Grandparents come to America and settled down. Was Mom’s parents here? Because my Father’s parents came from Hungary and Greece. Was my Father even born in the States?

  24. Big Stinky Says:

    I already told you the last REAL memory of ANYTHING was New York. Mom and I left them to go to Florida I guess. What the hell is Florida? Means nothing to Me unless I was there.

  25. Big Stinky Says:

    So now I have to believe in New York, Hungary, and Greece. I know they EXIST in 2019 or do I. No, because it was 1973. Think I knew what year that memory was then. Not a DAMN clue!!! How would I know there were years? I was 4 or 5 is maybe the best I can make of things.

  26. Big Stinky Says:

    Never wanted on ANY plane either. Planes crash I guess. Funny thing memories. They change your PERCEPTION too. The more memories the biggest picture. Must have lost those too. Did I have pictures of the plane? Nope! Did I know what country I was in? What is a country too?

  27. Mr. Reality Says:


  28. tickrdr Says:

    When my patients return feeling better after getting a pacemaker, I usually tell them “better living through electricity”.

    Trust me, “better living through chemistry” is usually not a good thing!


  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Big Stinky Says
    “If you read that don’t go anywhere. I’m trying to do SOMETHING to ALL who read this. I will be killing people tonight and be VERY careful. Careful you don’t BELIEVE in anything or Me. ”

    You do realize they consider saying stuff like that a crime these days, right? People are going to jail for making claims like that on the internet.

    Don’t be an idiot.