First, NFL scouts wanted 40-yard dash times. Then they wanted vertical leaps and bench presses. Next came Wonderlic testing. Now they want to know about G-strings and jock straps??
What is the world coming to.
Pro Football Talk today had the story of James Madison outside linebacker Arthur Moats, who was asked an interesting question in a meeting with the Washington Redskins.
Said Moats to Patriots Daily: "I was with the Redskins, and the guy asked me, if I'm coming into camp, I'm 30 minutes early, I'm sitting in the front row of the meeting room. Brian Orakpo walks in and says, 'That's my chair.' Am I going to get up and give him my spot, or am I going to sit there and fight him for a chair?
"You know, I was just like, I'll slide over, because I mean, he's the million-dollar man; it's not that important. So he was like, 'Oh, so you're scared of him?' And I was like, no. And he was like, 'So why don't you go fight him?' There was kind of like no right answer to the question and everything, the way he was asking it."
This inane line of questioning comes in light of others.
First, the Bucs asked Florida State safety Myron Rolle if he felt like a "deserter" for accepting a Rhodes scholarship causing him to miss his senior season. And then Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (pictured), likely to be one of the first selections in this month's draft, was asked if he wore a G-string or a jock strap when he played.
When asked by NFL analyst Mike Mayock what his reaction to the question was, McCoy just left his mouth open with a stunned expression.
We hear you, Gerald.
*Speaking of the draft, be sure to follow along with us as we blog all the action live from Radio City Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.