Apparently These Questions Have Actually Been Asked At The NFL Combine
Tanya Ray Fox 09:22 pm, February 23rd, 2016
Many of us have heard tell that some of the scouting questions at the NFL combine can get downright bizarre; and by bizarre, I mean that they were rumored to stray from your average football related lifesyle topics. On Tuesday, former defensive lineman Austen Lane took to Twitter to share his account of some of the more ::ahem:: intriguing questions he was asked during his time at the 2010 combine.
Let's just say that the scouts aren't exactly putting forward win-win scenarios for these potential NFL players to sort through.
First of all, can we take note of Mr. Lane's impeccable use of GIFs? His football career may not have been overly impressive, but he's taken quite nicely to social media. I suppose we should have expected whose describes himself as a "BASE jumping, crocodile wrestling, shark diving, volcano luging, bear fighting, snake wrangling, motoX racer whose blood pressure is pretty solid" in his Twitter bio.
Secondly, and more importantly: if these are real questions that are asked at the combine, is it any wonder that NFL has had such a difficult time correctly policing the behavior of its' players over the last few years? I understand that there is actual psychology that goes into these personality assessment questions, but it's hard to imagine that any kind of pertinent information about a grown man's ability to play football can be gleaned from the knowledge of whether he wears boxers or briefs.