in most sports speed is king but there's one position in football that demands an extra gear reverse corner backs have to be able to run backwards faster than most of us can run forwards but how fast can the best quarterbacks backpedal cornerbacks blast off in a backpedal almost every single play so to find out just how much burst they have backwards we drafted one of the NFL's best defensive backs Pro Bowler Marcus Trufant Marcus is one of the league's best and shutting down the NFL's elite receivers the backpedal fast our bread and butter that's where we earn our money and if you don't have a good backpedal it's gonna be a bad day we know that corner backs and wide receivers are some of the fastest athletes in the world topping 20 miles per hour with ease but of course that's running forwards if humans were faster backwards Trek mates would look a lot different but watching quarterbacks running so fast backwards we had to wonder could an elite quarterback backpedaling possibly be faster than someone running forwards to find out we decided to pit Marcus in a race against our go-to average Joe sports science host John Brenkus you are faster going backwards and those people are forward the question is are you faster than me I think I got you I think I got lying up let's get it right to see who's faster the one in a million or the dime a dozen Marquez and John will face off in a 20 yard dash this is only a 20 yard race he's going backwards I'm going forwards it's no way he's winning no way just in case the race is closer than our optimistic lab rat predicts we brought in the finished links photo finish and timing system I'm gonna beat an elite athlete look at that I got the Jets today John may have a point because his cockiness is backed by science in simplest terms foot speed is created by stride length and downforce but backpedaling limits our natural range of motion backwards stride length decreases 40% contact time with the ground is reduced by fully 5% which lowers the overall downforce by 30% shorter stride length and less downforce mean that even an average sprinter should be able to outrace of backpedaling superstar very little chance he's beating me there's no way if he does it's gonna be really embarrassing it's game time we have a gun on the gun you go so this all about to start oh man I just got abused photo-finish not even close he was just laughing at me he could have gone so much faster oh my god he's fast Markus beats John to the finish line without even hitting peak speed backwards he ran an incredible 14 miles per hour you were just you were toilet playing with your little penis and I want to hurt your feelings since our host got abused he wants some revenge so he brought in a ringer an opponent guaranteed to leave Marcus eating dust because this man is about to race this machine Marcus will run a 20 yard race against a legend of American automotive muscle this piece tops out at a blazing 205 miles an hour to even things out both the 190 pound Pro Bowler and a 3,500 pound muscle car will be racing backwards me going against the car man it's nuts ready set oh man versus machine man win it's not even close you just got off the line so fast hey baby you got to get off that's what I do for a living baby that's what we do poor lil and I saw all the DVDs and everybody making half yo this race to the finish line was really decided at the starting line the car spun its wheels for two tenths of a second before getting traction Marcos launches off the line and hits his top speed of fourteen point three miles an hour in four strides amazingly he reaches top speed faster than an Olympic sprinter and the car got left in the dust that split second at the starting line allowed Marcus to beat the car to the finish line by 5 feet man vs. machine man is rough out there you got a lot of horses under the hood but man am i taking it in that's what happens when in all-pro shutdown corner puts the fat pedal to the medal you cannot beat me next when to elite athletes square on to compete for the title of fastest creature on two legs things get downright ugly so ugly son would

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35 thoughts on “Sports Science: Marcus Trufant Vs. Our Average Joe

  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Horses were not in the back

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Turn on captions at 4:30

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    why does he have pads on

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    14mph?? Geez I run foreword 16mph

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I can run backwards prettybfast

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    6:04 car puts its brakes on

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    im triggered THEY THINK A CORVETTE IS MUSCLE

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I play wide receiver and corner back for my high school and I can back pedal faster than most of my team can run forward and for conditioning one day we did what our defense couch Herder called the "Herders big 3" because he did it back in high school. It consisted or 1 a 200 yard sprint 2 a 200 yard bear crawl and 3 a 200 yard back pedal I did pretty well on the sprint and bear crawl but when we did the back pedal I finished 20 seconds before anyone else, plus a 1/4 of our team consisted of db's. It's one of the reasons why I'm the best db on the team

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Its because he's black

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I think I can take him!🤨

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    😮 impressed no more comments

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Guaran-fucking-tee that if you take almost anyone else and have them race the person running forward would win.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Needs to be able to back out the store real quick

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    the car was on gravel and probably not going its fastest

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    he stumbled a bit

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Why is our average joe not wearing cleats

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Ok so when he started he fell over
    He ran with his fists clenched tensing his muscles and slowing his arms.
    He basically broke every running rule in the book

    Plus this was clearly staged so he can win

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Seahawks
    Like if you agree

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I haven’t heard of almost any of these guys.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Average? The guy in red id below average when it comes to physical.. fck this bullshit..

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Wow what a dumb epiode:

    1) Dumb white guy that can't even start without practically falling. A girl could have beat him.
    2) A rear wheel drive car going in reverse on dirt (weight shifts forward to head in reverse…no weight over drive wheels). A front wheel drive minivan going in reverse could have beaten it.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Why not Richard Sherman??

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I run faster then joe as a 7 years old

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Can't stop looking at that corvette tho

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    CB over here like if your a CB too lets get it

    I know I'm cringy

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    14 mph is actually faster than the average human runs. You are right though, SportScience isn't real science.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I've never seen a DB not turn his hips and use backpedaling as a sole technique for coverages. This is dumb.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    So average, hes agressively accurate.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    3:53 nigga look like Mr fantastic

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Go to 4:30 with the subtitles on

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    i remember when i used to do this at races. i was so much faster then everyone at my school i would race some kids backwards😂

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    While the car was moving backward it used the brakes in the middle of the test

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  • June 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    I belive he's average since he can run 14, average male can run 13

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