Yesterday’s poll suggested that 65 percent of you would take Brandon Banks in a footrace against Anthony Armstrong or anyone else on the team.
But the debate rages on in the Redskins locker room.
Yesterday, Banks re-asserted his status of fastest. Unless he’s racing his sister?
Rookie receiver threw his hat in the ring for fastest on the team…in hurdles:
But was quickly shut down:
Today, Armstrong revealed the secret ingredient to his speed: flax seed oil.
“I’m lubricating the muscles there,” he said, leaning over the trashcan with his bottle and plastic spoon. ”Gotta keep the engine running. You gotta have a tablespoon for every 50 pounds. I don’t got a tablespoon, I got a teaspoon. If I put my mouth up to it, I don’t know how much I’m taking. It tastes like olive oil–blegh. But it’s good for you.”
Although fans may think Banks is the fastest on the field, the stopwatch may suggest otherwise. Kicker Graham Gano revealed this morning that on one of the kickoffs on Sunday, Armstrong covered his first 40 yards (with the five-yard head start) of coverage in 3.86 seconds.
Asked if that number settles the score, Armstrong said, “I would think so, but I know that people will want to see a head-to-head race eventually,” he said. ”But you’ll have to wait until the offseason. As long as everything goes well and everybody stays healthy enough to do it, then we’ll probably get ourselves the clearance to do it.”
But in the mean time, don’t expect the chatter to stop between the two, and anyone else that wants to join in.
“Oh no, no, no,” he said with a smile. ”Until he goes out and puts up that sort of a time, then I’m gonna be king.”
As far as Paul’s offer for hurdles?
“Well, he got it, ’cause I ain’t jumping anything,” he said. ”I’m just gonna run straight. I don’t need to run a 40 jumping over things, that would be like a steeplechase. But he’s not gonna win a straight-up race.”
So maybe 65 percent of you were wrong.
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