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Austin’s 40 time confirms the quote of the Combine


The news that West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin ran an unofficial 4.25-second 40 (which officially was adjusted to 4.34 seconds) was eye-opening but not surprising.

The numbers, which strip away the potential illusions created by game film generated against inferior talent, confirm the best quote we heard from an NFL G.M. while attending the Scouting Combine.

“He runs like he has a rocket in his ass,” said the G.M. on Thursday.  (He didn’t request anonymity, but we’ll assume he didn’t want to have his name attached to the remark.)

Apart from the fact that it conjures one hell of an image, there’s a new nickname for Austin floating around in there, somewhere.

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23 Responses to “Austin’s 40 time confirms the quote of the Combine”
  1. lionsmark09 says: Feb 24, 2013 2:53 PM

    Hello “Rocketman”

  2. robrose68 says: Feb 24, 2013 2:58 PM

    You forgot to mention how he looks in his underwear!

  3. marc2k6 says: Feb 24, 2013 3:01 PM

    Like a rocket is in his ass! Really! Hey man, do you have a rocket in your ass? You sure are fast!

  4. smokingconch says: Feb 24, 2013 3:04 PM

    Is it Assrocket? Please tell me it’s Assrocket.

  5. doe22us says: Feb 24, 2013 3:07 PM

    Still didnt beat CK2 time right?, but hella fast.

  6. phishfan520 says: Feb 24, 2013 3:09 PM

    Will look great in orange and teal, might slip to 12. If not whatever defensive end a team let slip to us cause the moved up to grab him will be fine also.

  7. whoisadamjones says: Feb 24, 2013 3:23 PM

    Sounds like Chris Culliver will have a couple different issues with this guy.

  8. trollaikman8 says: Feb 24, 2013 3:26 PM

    He also has a brother that runs like he has a missile…

  9. justinsgonnatuckyomama says: Feb 24, 2013 3:27 PM

    Who else is picturing Tavon Austin crashing into a cliff while trying to chase down Roadrunner right now?

  10. iamthorny says: Feb 24, 2013 3:38 PM

    Move over Muscle Hamster, here comes the Rocket Ass-ter…

  11. stealthjunk says: Feb 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    Rocket Ismail would like everyone to know his nickname is for sale…for the right price.

  12. threestepdrop says: Feb 24, 2013 3:56 PM

    I had assrocket this morning after too many beers and tacos last night.

  13. lasher1650 says: Feb 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    what ever happened to jock straps and/or cups?

  14. vincentbojackson says: Feb 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    Or a cheetah taped to his back.

  15. frankdatank23 says: Feb 24, 2013 4:23 PM

    phishfan520 says: Feb 24, 2013 3:09 PM

    “Will look great in orange and teal, might slip to 12. If not whatever defensive end a team let slip to us cause the moved up to grab him will be fine also.”
    my friend: no dolphin fan refers to the team as the fish, nor do they say teal, its aqua. Sun=Orange,Water=Aqua. And Tavon will “slip” faaar passed 12. We may even get to pass on him in the 2nd round

  16. tremoluxman says: Feb 24, 2013 4:58 PM

    Assrocket Austin? Sounds like a winner.

  17. doriangray927 says: Feb 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    That definitely sounds like Buddy Nix, to be honest.

  18. spellingcops says: Feb 24, 2013 5:07 PM

    A rocket in the ass makes speed on the grass.

  19. steve1iron says: Feb 24, 2013 6:28 PM

    Austin will fit in well with the Patriots. He fills a bunch of needs (WR, PR, KR). Hope it happens.

  20. stoptrippn says: Feb 24, 2013 7:20 PM

    Taylor mays got robbed

  21. romoscollarbone says: Feb 24, 2013 9:41 PM

    Was Bob Uecker the unnamed GM?

    In reference to Tanaka – “He’ll need a rocket up his ass to catch that one.”

  22. larryboodry says: Feb 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    Won’t happen due to our other needs, but I’d love to see the Bears draft him.

  23. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 26, 2013 10:59 AM

    Great journalism Florio. You heard someone say it. Whatever.

    Keep up the great work. When you aren’t worried about Teo’s orientation, you are worried about Tavon’s butt. Come out of the closet!

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