Darrell Green has still got it

Darrell Green celebrated his fiftieth birthday Monday like only he can.

The Redskins Hall of Famer tweets that he ran a 4.43 forty in Orlando this morning to celebrate the milestone and humiliate prospects getting ready for next week’s Scouting Combine. 

Okay, he didn’t say that last part.  But we’d like to send out a hearty PFT happy birthday to Green, a memorable player for all of his 20 NFL seasons.

We fully expect Todd McShay to soon hear “whispers among league sources” about “some unknown Florida kid named Green” rising up draft boards.

35 responses to “Darrell Green has still got it

  1. I wish we can sign Darrell for the starting CB position considering the depleted pass rush Jags are putting on with their opponents.

  2. Ross’sSweetMinus says:
    February 15, 2010 2:50 PM
    Hell of a player! & a better person than a player
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    Like you are a good judge of character.

  3. He could be the #1 CB in Detroit right now, seriously. He could crush will james or buchanon right now.

  4. Obviously, no 50-year-old can play cornerback in the NFL. Green’s 40 time is very impressive, but I remember Herschel Walker, long past his prime, once ran a 4.2 forty. Track speed and football speed are two different things.
    Still, color me impressed. Green was a hell of a player, and he must age much more slowly than the rest of us.

  5. One of the most consistent performers at ANY position I’ve ever witnessed in NFL from the start of his career til the end.

  6. McShay = cliche:
    “Here’s a guy who can come in and start from day 1 and lock down that position for the next 10 years.”

  7. First and only guy I ever saw run down Tony Dorsett from behind.
    It was The opening game of the ’83 season. MNF, RFK, ‘Skins defending SB champs. Dorsett up the middle, cuts left, and he’s gone. Except Green ran him down.
    BTW, Darrell’s first game of his career.
    In case you’re wondering, Dallas wiped out a 23-3 ‘Skins lead to win 31-30. Just so ya know.

  8. Darrell Green put everyone ON BOTH TEAMS to shame when he was on the football field. When others had a chance to catch up to a guy heading for the end zone but pulled up, Darrell was still going full speed and the bastage would catch up to him. Best CB that I’ve ever seen.

  9. Pittsburgh needs a corner with speed, experience, and heart. No one will ever match Rod Woodson for me, but I’d sure as heck take Darrell Green if he still has his speed. The people who are so quick to dismiss him never saw him play. Happy Birthday to the NFL’s fastest man!

  10. I don’t doubt one bit that he could run a 4.43 at age 50. This guy was playing CB at a high level even in his final (20th) year, and probably still could make a roster.
    IMO one of the most incredible players ever to set foot on a football field.

  11. @ Deb…
    “Pittsburgh needs a corner with speed, experience, and heart. No one will ever match Rod Woodson for me, but I’d sure as heck take Darrell Green if he still has his speed. The people who are so quick to dismiss him never saw him play. Happy Birthday to the NFL’s fastest man!”
    I TOTALLY agree!!!

  12. Chickenfoot,
    Let me guess douche bag, your Viqueens fan & have been seeing my comments to that shart stain Percy_Harvin.
    Anyone who has been following the NFL for the last 20 years knows that Darrel Green is a good person.
    Get with it!

  13. @Deb says:
    February 15, 2010 5:13 PM
    Pittsburgh needs a corner with speed, experience, and heart. No one will ever match Rod Woodson for me, but I’d sure as heck take Darrell Green if he still has his speed. The people who are so quick to dismiss him never saw him play. Happy Birthday to the NFL’s fastest man!
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    Woodson couldn’t carry D Green’s jockstrap!

  14. @Steve-O …
    They were both extraordinary Hall of Fame corners and players of tremendous character. Woodson had the additional distinction of making the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team as one of the four greatest corners ever to play the game up to that time (1994). And he was one of only five then-active NFL players named to the 75th Anniversary squad. So I’m not alone in my assessment of his talent. But any team would be blessed to have either of them.
    Must you always try to sound like a jackass?

  15. When I was younger I got to meet Darrell Green and Art Monk at the Art Monk Football Camp, both of them were extremely gracious, encouraging and kind. I was just 13 at the time but it was an experience I will remember for all of my life.
    Happy Birthday DG

  16. # BrianPiccolo says: February 15, 2010 3:34 PM
    No doubt, he could still catch Dorsett from behind.
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    Dorsett wouldn’t be able to get in front of him.

  17. Happy 50th to 28. The Redskins should have allowed him to go to the Olympics on the 4×100 squad back in the late ’80s. He would have added a gold medal to his two rings and bronze bust. Simply put, one of the greatest men to ever play the game. Hail!

  18. Damn right! Betcha Neon-Queeon couldn’t run that and he’s younger than Darrell. There’s a reason he was the NFL’s Fastest Man all those years.
    HAIL!!!

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