Robert Gill


Now here's something you don't see every day.

Arizona Cardinals rookie Robert Gill is getting ready for training camp with a vengeance, as evidenced by some gotta-see-it-to-believe-it footage of him sprinting on a treadmill at the rate of 25 miles per hour.

And for the record, the 29-year-old Gill is a human being, not a gazelle.

Gill, a former Arena League player, was signed by the Cardinals after a day of minicamp this summer. The team officially reports for training camp in Glendale, Ariz., on July 25. 

"There are three or four guys that have some speed," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told AZCentral Sports last month. "Bobby Gill came up and made some really nice plays."

"Some speed" is one way to put it. Watch for yourself right here!

Meanwhile, not to be outdone by a guy who is actually currently playing for an NFL team, embattled wide receiver Chad Johnson posted his own 24 mph sprint on YouTube yesterday.

"@NFLONFOX I could get a ticket if I ran full speed in a school zone basically..." he tweetedTuesday after retweeting this from NFL on Fox:,"Still got it! @ochocinco shows up Robert Gill, hits the treadmill at 24 2.5% incline...from a standing start."

"Imitation is the best form of flattery," Gill tweeted today to a fan who wanted to know what he thought about Johnson's obvious attempt at one-upmanship. And to another: "@Double_R64 @ochocinco I hope the video helps him get on. He was one of my fave WRs. But a race against the Lambo he has no chance."

Johnson, meanwhile, is offering his tutelage to the NFL rookie.

"#BugattiLife RT @BUBBYGILL10: @SUSO_HOSS @ochocinco that's nothing to me. #LamboLIFE,"  the former Bengals and Dolphins star tweeted to Gill today.

To which Gill amiably replied: "@ochocinco Haha...Lambo vs Bugatti.U don't want that race. But lets get on these routes so I can have one of those Cincy seasons with Carson."

"@BUBBYGILL10 Whenever you're free boss I'm here in Miami, 1/2 weeks of work can change your route game tremendously, ask @bmarshall boss," Johnson offered.

"@ochocinco @BMarshall I'm headed to Minnesota to workout with @LarryFitzgerald for a week," Gill replied. "But that last week before camp I can hit Miami."

Johnson agreed, "@BUBBYGILL10 Okay boss, I'll ask for permission to come out there and double up with you in both cities."

These two may join forces yet!

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