John Ross is so fast, and so fun

The first thing you need to know about John Ross is that he’s fast, a fact that his NFL Combine time confirmed. Ross clocked in at 4.22 seconds, beating out Chris Johnson’s 4.24-second 40 at the 2008 combine.

We didn’t need the electronic time to know it, though: Ross spent his fall terrorizing college defenses, when healthy, and causing nightmares for Pac-12 defensive coordinators.

The Bengals surprised the football world when they drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He missed their season opener with a knee sprain, but he’s expected to make his debut in Week 2, on Thursday against the Texans.

Ross was one of the biggest keys to Washington’s run to the College Football Playoff in 2016. He was the player that always had to be accounted for, then accounted for again. He was changing the looks of a defense and a game simply by being on the field. He’s that scary.

What does this mean for the Bengals offense? Probably not much. Zampese’s replacement, Lazor, will have the unenviable task of trying to find points for a team with a poor offensive line.

What does this mean for Marvin Lewis? Now in his 15th season, Lewis has zero postseason victories and entered the year on the hot seat. It’s about as blazing hot as it can possibly get now.

University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson challenged the basketball community to pitch in and donate shirts and shoes to those in need. This week starts school for many affected communities and his call for donations aims to provide clothing for those who lost everything in the floods.

Offers and shipments are already rolling in, and baseball coach Todd Whitting put out the same challenge to the collegiate baseball community as well.
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