The talent evaluation process for CEO Joe Banner, vb/player personnel Michael Lombardi and coach Rob Chudzinski kicks into full gear this week in Indianapolis at the annual NFL Combine held at Lucas Oil Stadium.
They will be testing, evaluating and interviewing this year’s batch of draft prospects just like every other NFL executive, coach and scout in attendance.
Here is a what amounts to a partial ‘Combine dictionary’ of common terms and phrases to help you talk just like the brain trusts of the league – or at least understand what the analysts are talking about while watching at home on NFL Network.
Ankle Flexion - Bending properly at the ankle to keep the entire foot down on the ground
Burp The Baby - When a quarterback taps his non throwing hand on the football for a long time and waits too long to throw it
Character Guy - A player that is perceived to have character flaws/issues i.e "
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