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Friday, February 24, 2012
Video: On enlivening the scouting combine

By Paul Kuharsky


INDIANAPOLIS -- Judy Battista's New York Times story on the NFL's considering alterations to the combine lends itself to an interesting discussion. Many old-school NFL scouts and evaluators will hate the concept.

But the league isn't going to miss many opportunities to popularize, and monetize, anything on its calendar it feels isn't already maximized.

Players running 40s head-to-head instead of alone wouldn't actually amount to a drastic change. And at least I'd understand why football fans would want to watch that.

John Clayton and Kevin Seifert joined me to talk about it in the combine media room at Lucas Oil Stadium.