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This is what speed on defense looks like

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There's been a lot of good discussion this week -- again -- about how much responsibility Paul Wulff and his staff bear for the team's poor performances. But when you watch this video, ask yourself: Do we have anyone on our team who even remotely approaches this kind of speed?

 


I understand Vontaze Burfict is a five-star, all-everything recruit who is destined for Sundays. But it's not like we haven't had players like this before. I ran across the video at WSU Football Blog, and Sean Hawkins said it reminded him of a young Mark Fields. Will Derting might not be as tall as Burfict, but he had this kind of closing speed and explosion at the point of the tackle.

Lends a little bit of credence to Jim Walden's "jimmies and joes" speech, no?