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    Goodell at it again with a worthless effort to try and keep potential bad boys from entering the NFL.

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    What a player decides to do,either good or bad once he is a Pro is a thing no rule can stop.

    There are plenty of players who were good soldiers in college and screwed up in the Pros and plenty of pros who were in trouble in college but were clean once they reached the pros ...... This potential banning will not make a difference IMO.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    As much as I detest Goodell, I think this is one of his rare good ideas. It re-emphasizes the meaning of "collegiate" athlete. The ineligible guys can still do private workouts for the pros, who will have game film, etc.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    I like this, too. Not so much for the NFL, but as a blow against the football factory schools. A lot more to do, but it would help.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    Maybe that's because he's heard nothing over the past 2 weeks other than "The NFL should do something about not letting players like Hernandez into the league in the first place."
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    Generally a good idea, but it will probably just make academics more of a joke, as coaches will just make extra sure that players are passing.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    It's a stupid idea.
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    Well, apparently that settles it! :singing:
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    Cecil Collins and Lawrence Phillips hate the idea....[​IMG]
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    It should, because the idea is absolutely moronic. Sadly, there will be enough of the witchburner crowd to give it a bit of traction.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    they should make a rule banning genetically ineligible humanoids from vying for the post of NFL commissioner....[​IMG]
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    Oh, you can do better than that. Be specific on what you feel it is "absolutely moronic."
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    I really would like to know of the NFL players who got in trouble while in the league,the percentage of how many of them also had multiple problems in College and/or High School.

    It would be interesting....
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    You mean he has been controlled by the media? That's not the Goodell I know. (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    An IQ test and academics in general are not indicators of ones moral fiber IMO. Not sure there's a way to measure that other than looking at a persons past behavior and this doesn't do that.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    The rule keeps nobody out of the NFL, which it shouldn't. It's nothing but P.R. to appease the witchburners.

    Florio's actually got it right, for a change.
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    once again people forget that playing in the NFL is a privilege not a right.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    This rule, at least as it's being reported, does not prevent players from playing in the NFL, so the whole privilege versus right assertion is meaningless. All this rule would reportedly do is prevent draft eligible college players from going to the combine if they are academically ineligible. That just means that different people will get combine invites and the academically ineligible players will end up receiving more scouting groups and teams on campus.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    so you're saying this rule is nothing but another "dog and pony show" exercise in futility promulgated by the Lord High Omissioner, he who desired to be head of the NFL from age 5?

    [​IMG]

    ...uh oh...better get ol' Unca Joe Kerr back in the tour bus everybody...he thinks he spotted Bigfoot again...
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    I agree it would keep nobody out, but it might give a leg-up in the draft to players who take academics seriously and are better all-around citizens.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    Without knowing how many bad eggs in the NFL were academically ineligible at the time of the combines, it is hard to judge this rule. My guess is that guys like Hernandez, Pacman Jones, etc. were academically eligible at the time of the Combines. Most of these schools push through athletes with passing grades. You really have to be a huge moron to be academically ineligible at most of the schools. And being a bad person doesn't mean you are an idiot.

    My guess is this new rule, if implemented, is just window dressing to make it look like the NFL is trying deal with all the arrests by players in the offseason. I doubt it will do much of anything other than punish the stupid players who can't figure out how to skate by in college. And I bet some of the worst character players will be unaffected by this rule.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    I didn't realize there was a witch hunt against players with bad academics in college. Here I was thinking the bad press the NFL has gotten was for a murderer who never (as far as it has been reported) had academic eligibility issues.

    If this were "nothing but PR" wouldn't the "ban" be for guys who had off-field or other character incidents at school?
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    The fact that it's not targeted to that group should serve as an indication to you that it's just PR.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    How so? You think teams are going to say "Bobby from Yale stinks like week old fish, but he's a good boy, so I'm taking him in round 1."?

    Teams will just go to the schools and work out the kids there. The rule, as reported, serves no purpose other than to allow the league to claim it did "something".
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    My post was in response to the OP's philosophy not the rule.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    The NFL only cares about talent and winning- They don't care about grades. Colleges "ram" them through academics. I've never heard of a player going from high school directly to the NFL. Doesn't happen. This is the NFL farm system. The combine just reinforces what the scouts already know- Probably not needed for the high picks, but crucial for the lesser known players.
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    Football players who have been out of high school for at least three years are eligible for the NFL draft. The rules do not state that a player must attend college, but virtually all of the players selected in the NFL draft played college football. A year as a redshirt player in college counts toward eligibility even though the player was not allowed to participate in games during that year. Therefore players who have completed their redshirt sophomore year can enter the NFL draft. A few players are also selected from other football leagues like the Arena Football League or the Canadian Football League.
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    I don't like it. What does being a good college student have to do with being a good football player?
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    Teams have full contingents at the combine -- multiple coaches, medical staff, support staff, etc., etc. The evaluative process is pretty exhaustive there, less so on trips to see individual players. Consequently, teams get a more reliable "read" on combine players, which potentially improves their chances of being drafted higher vs. players not subject to the same comprehensive review.

    I can see the rule as a potential wake-up call for academic underachievers to get their act together if they want to maximize their pro potential, which includes a trip to the combine.
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    Re: NFL considering banning academically ineligible players from attending the Combin

    And your reasons for this pronouncement are...???

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