22 Feb 2010
Says Mike Florio in a piece for The Sporting News.
Do we hit all the "Combine is for dummies" bulletpoints?
- Mention of guys in underwear? CHECK
- Jerry Rice having bad measurables? CHECK (although the actual measurables would have been nice)
- Mike Mamula? CHECK (check-minus for comparing Vernon Gholston to him, though; Mamula had 13.5 sacks through his first two years; Gholston doesn't even have 13 tackles)
- Mentions of heart and desire not being measured at Combine? CHECK
He gets bonus points for tying the article into the Winter Olympics somehow, but loses points for not mentioning "bubble" anywhere throughout the article. Overall, about a B as far as "Articles about the Combine from people who are representing that they have no idea what the Combine is for" go.
35 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2010, 10:49pm by Illmatic74
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.