Tom Brady, the NFL Combine, and tests & assessments – SCN Encourager

There’s no such thing as a fool-proof test or assessment.

Just ask the pro football scouts.

Or better yet –

Ask four-time winning Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

He posted this good luck message to the college players who were participating in this past weekend’s NFL Combine.

He wanted to assure them that the scouts and their tests don’t always get it right.

Brady expressed it this way:

I found my combine shirt from 17 years ago and it got me thinking.
This is what they (the pro scouts) said about me then:
Poor build.
Lacks great physical stature and strength.

Lacks mobility and the ability to avoid the rush.
Lacks a really strong arm.
Can’t drive the ball downfield.
Does not throw a really tight spiral.
A seldom-type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib.
Gets knock downed easily.
As @edelman11 (teammate Julian Edelman) always reminds me…
“You can prove ’em right or you can prove ’em wrong.”
Good luck to all of you this weekend!!

Good advice, don’tcha think?

This doesn’t mean that proving ’em right and proving ’em wrong at the right time is easy, though.

I still can’t figure out when to hold ’em… and when fold ’em… and when to walk away. 

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