The NFL Combine: Is It Really Necessary?

February 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today, special teamers, place kickers, offensive lineman, and tight ends arrived in Indianapolis for the biggest job interview they’ve ever been to.
In all, 330 potential NFL players will lift, run and Wonderlic test their way into what hopefully turns out to be a spot with one of thirty-two NFL teams come April 22-24 in New York City.
To add to this, the NFL Network (don’t get me started on that channel) plans to televise the Combine in its entirety.
I have but one word to describe this nonsense: Seriously?
I understand the need for the combine: Brett Favre’s season is over, and ESPN needs a way to divert attention from their next sexual harassment lawsuit on the horizon (kidding). Since the AFL is out of a TV deal, the only way for fans to continually live and breathe football is by watching college-age men run through a variety of drills that stimulates both their mental and physical capabilities.
Before I get started on the mundane physical drills, ...

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