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Archive: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

Combine Blurs Reality

The combine itself is not overrated, but it does create overrated players.

By Jim McCormick | February 20, 2009; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

February 20th Winner: GEORGE43

The below average scores prospects get on the Wonderlic underscores the true lack of education most players receive in college.

By TOP COMMENTER | February 20, 2009; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Combine for Success

For these prospects it's a week of great potential and infinite possibility.

By Zach Leibowitz | February 20, 2009; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can't Measure Desire

In college, the best athletes can get away with poor work habits. That formula doesn't work in the NFL, just ask Ryan Leaf or Maurice Clarett.

By Gene Wang | February 19, 2009; 6:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is the NFL Scouting Combine Overrated?

Do teams and coaches give too much credence to players' performances at the NFL Scouting Combine? You decide...

By Reader Poll | February 19, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Combine Sells

The Combine has become an event that is not only followed by old-school Draftniks, but also all of those looking to make money from or through the NFL.

By David Carter | February 19, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Wonderlic Got to do With It?

To me the NFL Scouting Combine seems like an Indiana livestock auction turned reality show.

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Piece of the Process

The Combine earns its importance when it becomes the best forum for smaller-school players to perform on a (literal) even playing field.

By Doug Farrar | February 19, 2009; 6:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mmm... Measurables

I love the combine. But I'll never understand why it matters.

By Dan Levy | February 19, 2009; 5:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Supportive, Not Overrated

The bottom line is that the "meat market" data is relevant to teams, especially the medical data.

By Peter Schaffer | February 19, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 17th Winner: PlayByTheRules

It is long past time for player salaries to move back into the realm of reality. Why should a family of four pay more than a month's utility bills to go to a ball game?

By TOP COMMENTER | February 17, 2009; 11:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Should NFL Players Take a Pay Cut?

Granted their contracts are not guaranteed but, given the current economic crisis, could NFL players appeal to fans by following their commissioner in taking a 10% pay cut? You decide...

By Reader Poll | February 17, 2009; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Let Him Earn His Money

I would rather have Goodell earning his salary, and looking at the big picture, than trying some sort of stimulus gesture that would be the equivalent of a Band-Aid on an amputation.

By Doug Farrar | February 16, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Cut Above

With all due respect to Goodell, no one pays to watch the commissioner at work.

By Gene Wang | February 16, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

No to Player Pay Cuts

For the record, the commissioner's "giveback" is more of a PR move than a true magnanimous gesture.

By Peter Schaffer | February 16, 2009; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (3)

Cuts Start at the Top

What if the owners gave their fans a little stimulus package of their own?

By Dan Levy | February 16, 2009; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

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