Originally Posted by SONNY WERBLIN
With all due respect, I'm not sure you are on point. Training for the combine IS how these guys improve their NFL stock. Each player's film is in the can. While REAL football training would certainly make them better players than combine training (and Hill realizes that), the fact is that any prospect who does not train to perform well in the combine is a fool. Millions of dollars are gained (and lost) based on combine performances.
So, the fact that Hill trained hard for the combine shows that he does take the NFL seriously. And the fact that he acknowledges he would be a better player of he was able to concentrate on football rather than combine events drives this point home even more so.
okay. I get your point.
However, why did Hill feel the need to make that statement considering that he HAD TO focus on the Combine or else his stock wouldn't increase or suffer?
It's like he's implying that he HAD A CHOICE between concentrating on the Combine OR focusing on being NFL-ready.....at least that's what his statement sounded like to me.