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NFL to unviel second aptitude test

NFL wants another test so that some of these " college educated " athletes don't get exposed by the Wonderlic, lol. ( think Vince Young )
what kind of questions do you think it will ask? http://espn.go.com/nfl/conversations/_/id/8956870/report-national-football-league-implement-second-aptitude-test-combine
[ Edited by 16to87 on Feb 19, 2013 at 8:28 AM ]
Which color is blue? (Multiple choice test, with pictures)
  • buck
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Originally posted by NinerForLife:
Which color is blue? (Multiple choice test, with pictures)


I would get that question wrong. I have a hard time distinguishing between blue and greens.

I worked a job in the Filmore, or maybe it was in the Western Addition, a reconstruction of seven Victorians. On the back side, they were three stories high.

The boss told me to demo the blue stairs. I did, or so I thought. I stairs I tore down were green.

My boss laughed his butt off.
[ Edited by buck on Feb 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM ]
Vince Young certainly was stupid, but poor scholastic aptitude tests doesn't mean the player will be crappy. In my opinion, they should create a football aptitude test (defensive coverage, offensive schemes/playcalling) to see how much of the game the player understands. Then they could pair it with aptitude tests to get a better idea of the players football IQ.

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  • BobS
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Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Vince Young certainly was stupid, but poor scholastic aptitude tests doesn't mean the player will be crappy. In my opinion, they should create a football aptitude test (defensive coverage, offensive schemes/playcalling) to see how much of the game the player understands. Then they could pair it with aptitude tests to get a better idea of the players football IQ.

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Agree, I got close to straight A's in high school and college, but was one of the dumbest people on a football field. Guys that were taking remedial math in college and read at a 5th grade level had a way higher football I.Q. on the field than me. On your average I.Q. test I would score 140 and up, on a football I.Q. test I would have scored under 70. This was the 70's where we were running a 5-2 defense and that was over my head.
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Each team invests millions of dollars on these kids. They can administer any test that they feel worthy. That goes for all the other sports too.
Originally posted by buck:
I would get that question wrong. I have a hard time distinguishing between blue and greens.

I worked a job in the Filmore, or maybe it was in the Western Addition, a reconstruction of seven Victorians. On the back side, they were three stories high.

The boss told me to demo the blue stairs. I did, or so I thought. I stairs I tore down were green.

My boss laughed his butt off.

Story of the day I have a tough time with certain colors as well so I probably find this funnier than the average person. Dark purples/blues, certain greens and browns, etc.
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Originally posted by Amir:
Each team invests millions of dollars on these kids. They can administer any test that they feel worthy. That goes for all the other sports too.
I think the point is these tests can't pick a person with football smarts from one without any. I think Frank Gore got a 6 on the Wonderlic but I think he has turned out ok.