I don't mean to brag, but you really can't get more in depth combine coverage anywhere else. With exactly zero words committed to what I'm told is an important event, you'd be hard pressed to find deeper analysis elsewhere. My failure to address the combine contrasts nicely with last year, where I at least had open threads up. Treat this as your open thread, if the combine is something you'd like to discuss. If you are really interested in the combine, you probably shouldn't be here, anyways. NFL.com is the place. Or go to The Times.
I am not alone in my indifference to the combine. The cleverly titled Internet is for Zorn website takes it a step further in this exchange with his wife:
Her: What IS this?
Me: It's the NFL Scouting Combine. They get all the kids who might get drafted together and test their measurables.
Another guy jumps, and Stick Guy resets the measuring thing.
Her: Gosh, is there nothing MORE homoerotic that we could watch right now?
Me: You missed the part where the kids stand around in their underwear while old men measure them.
During interviews and psychological tests at the NFL combine, the former Ohio State offensive tackle was asked whether he'd rather be a dog or cat.
Barton wasn't sure how to respond.
"You wonder if it's a house cat or a tiger?" he reasoned with himself. "If it's a tiger, then you're solid. But a dog can beat a (regular) cat. I always pick the dog."
Nothing needs saying here.
In sum, the Redskins explicitly per Vinny aren't interested in how these young men play in underwear, I think that's mostly a good thing, and thus I excuse poor combine coverage merely by suggesting it's about as meaningful a topic for this website as inbred tigers. Or perhaps I should say it is at least as meaningful a topic for this website as inbred tigers, as it is possible they aren't getting enough coverage. Inbred tigers, that is, not the combine; in any event, the combine coverage here is outstanding.