Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 3/6/2013 5:09 PM EST
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TJ Mo's detailed article about the combine. (Link below)
What I like about this is that they it gives you insight into how the NFL looks these guys. No wonder guys were falling asleep.
.....Day 2 started EARLY. Drug testing was scheduled to begin at 4:30 a.m. However, I decided to wake up at 3:50. I was one of the first players in line. Testing started at 4:12 and I was back in my bed sleeping at 4:26 âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ outsmarting the system one test at a time. I woke up again at 7 for breakfast. This was the second day of medical testing. There were nine stations that each player was required to go through. The first station was the regular physical exam that anyone would get. They checked for hernias, checked my eyes, ears and throat. After the initial physical, there was a station that checked my vision and another station called FMS (Functional Movement Screening). The FMS checks for symmetry on both sides of your body and a little bit of balance and flexibility. After those stations the real tugging, twisting and pulling began. There are 32 NFL teams. The teams break into six stations of five or six teams per station. Each team groups with the other teams that have similar philosophies or teams that they know they can trust. When I walked into each station I had all of my X-rays, CAT scans and medical history with me. A doctor took it from me and began his examination. They twisted and turned each limb every direction it could go. After finishing his examination, the doctor presented me to the rest of the room. They sat me in the middle of the room on a table, gathered around and spouted off all of my medical history. The funny thing is that no doctor trusts the others. Each and every doctor wanted to touch my surgically repaired foot to make sure it was stable. I checked out with every doctor and passed every physical with every team. After medical exams were finished, I was asked to do some interviews. Those didn't take nearly as long. Thirty minutes and I was finished. I had time to squeeze in another nap after media interviews before dinner and team interviews.
Really interesting. Reminds me a lot of my thesis review. 10 hrs of non stop presentations and having every last piece of work I did critqued, questioned, and broken down by a board who would sometimes ask repeat question at random times just to see if I'd change my response. It really is exhausting when you finish both mentally and physically
WOW! 10 hours defending a doctoral thesis...impressive! Repeat questions can sometimes disclose "borrowed" materials instead of original work....Congrats!
it was insane, a board of 5 professors and 1 industry worker and I had 2 professors and 2 personal defenders. It felt like I was on trial for murder. They went through everything, all my notes, my lab books, my publications. They tore down everything I worked on for 7 years even questioning my Laplace transitions. That was the longest day of my acedemic career and the entire time I was thinking they weren't going to accept me because of how deep in detail they got with my work. I was waiting for the shoe to drop and that I made a tiny calc error in the first week of my thesis work that nullified my entire thesis. The hardest part is when they would all go silent after an answer turn to each other whisper stuff back and forth then just stare at you. 2mins of awkward silence then a nod to proceed
yup, utter bs.
good on you though.