The NFL Offseason: A Lie Agreed Upon

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Combine is over, and free agency is upon us. The mind games are about to kick into high gear.
There is no question the NFL’s popularity is at an all-time high. The Combine, which is nothing more than a meat market where scouts collect numbers and ask questions, garnered hours of TV coverage and volumes of print analysis.
But what did anybody learn in the last week?
Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy both performed well, but there are years of game film that show this much better than a 40-yard dash or a Wonderlic test would.
Most of the big name quarterbacks entering the draft didn't even throw at the Combine for various reasons, but they know the Combine is just a show, a lie agreed upon that's part of the process.
Joe Haden ran a 40-yard dash that provoked all kinds of negative responses. The question is was his 4.57 time an aberration of a bad start?
It probably was. Look at the game film; the guy can co...

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