Greetings from Indy

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The PFT contingent is slowly arriving in Indianapolis for this year’s Scouting Combine. Starting Wednesday, PFT Live will be coming at you live from the Indianapolis Convention Center, where press conferences and radio/TV shows will originate all week.

Joining the live show will be NFLPA president Eric Winston and Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After the show, we’re scheduled to tape interviews with Bills coach Sean McDermott, Rams coach Sean McVay, Titans coach Mike Vrabel, Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst, Bears coach Matt Nagy and G.M. Ryan Pace, Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman, Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell, Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff, Texans coach Bill O’Brien, and Broncos president of football operations and G.M. John Elway.

More coaches and General Managers will be joining the show later in the week. Our good friend Pat McAfee, former Colts punter and current Barstool jack-of-all trades, will visit the set as well — if we can get him in the building.

Join us live at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio (Sirius XM 205), and stay tuned to PFT for videos of the various interviews to appear throughout the day and night and beyond.

17 responses to “Greetings from Indy

  1. The NFL is rigged. Go back and look at the direction of the ball on field goals last year. You can see the ball slightly being jerked in the direction that the league wants it to go. Go back and watch the big plays in the super bowls. The ball seems to levitate in the air to create the opportunity for a big play. Big plays sell! Watch the David Tyree catch in the super bowl. Watch the Edelman catch in the super bowl.

  2. faithful49er707 says:
    February 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    I can’t believe people miss workdays to stay home and watch the NFL network. Just to see guys they saw in CFB run around in underwear.

    I can most assuredly tell you that I do not! But I tend to agree with the premise. I don’t think the combine tells us much about an individual’s ability to play ball. It might be more for later round picks trying to find a place in the draft. But I don’t know that’s who the people are watching for. Saquon Barkley will still be drafted top 10 (or top 5) no matter what he runs in the 40.

  3. I live in Indy. I was one of the original 300 to be able to visit the combine as a fan. It is fun to be there in person. I have not missed a year yet, Since they opened it up to fans.

  4. Love football, love the info here but have absolutely no use formthe undewear olympics. I’m no Patriot fan but Belichick who is the best of this generation nailed it when he said he wants football players not olympians

  5. Put them in pads and run contact drills. No wonder so many first round picks are busts when all they measure is certain abilities. How do you measure a guy’s heart and will to win?
    There is speed and then there is football speed.

  6. OldTime Football says:
    February 28, 2018 at 7:54 am
    Time to start moving the Underware Olympics to different cities! It would generate local interest and take away the dolts home field advantage!
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    They put the combine in Indy because the facilities/logistics model is virtually impossible to beat. If you’ve never been there it’s difficult to understand.

  7. Doolin Danger says:
    February 28, 2018 at 9:04 am
    OldTime Football says:
    February 28, 2018 at 7:54 am
    Time to start moving the Underware Olympics to different cities! It would generate local interest and take away the dolts home field advantage!
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    They put the combine in Indy because the facilities/logistics model is virtually impossible to beat. If you’ve never been there it’s difficult to understand.
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    Since they mentioned it gives the Colts “home field advantage”, I seriously doubt they can understand much anyway.

  8. Last year I was between jobs and watched the combine on TV. Man, was it boring. I used to run in track and field and was still bored watching these guys. It was cool to see them do the drills but when they showed the same one over and over, it became very mundane.

  9. I don’t see anybody of note visiting the Combine from the Chargers organization listed as attendees. Spanos is clearly saving travel expenses. What does it tell you when an NFL organization ‘rents’ everything? It ‘rents’ it’s playing field from StubHub. It ‘rents’ it practice and office facilities in Costa Mesa, Cali. It will ‘rent’ playing facilities from at Kroenke’s stadium, when and if it’s supposedly ready for occupancy in 2020. All executive travel expenses have been reduced to the bare minimum. Promotional and Events activities have been cut significantly. e.g. the Chargers ‘hyped’ the high school coach of of the year in LA to get ‘free’ publicity. They sponsored the Orange County All Stars High School game with a massive $10,000 donation to ‘save’ the game. It continues to be the sole sponsor of Venice Gay Pride Days along with some sort of marathon in Carson. What’s going on seems to be attempting to set up the team for sale. It won’t happen in LA. Sadly, the franchise is an afterthought in that very querky market.

  10. picksixx says:
    February 27, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    The NFL is rigged. Go back and look at the direction of the ball on field goals last year. You can see the ball slightly being jerked in the direction that the league wants it to go. Go back and watch the big plays in the super bowls. The ball seems to levitate in the air to create the opportunity for a big play. Big plays sell! Watch the David Tyree catch in the super bowl. Watch the Edelman catch in the super bowl.

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    Ok I’ll bite, how does the NFL “jerk the ball slightly or levitate it”? What mechanism is being used?

    Is it attracted to your tinfoil hat?

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