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The W - Football - Vince Young --- a special player or a 'special' player?
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AgP4.J6KSHVaf2c6I7RmpjVDubYF?slug=ap-combinewrap-up&prov=ap&type=lgns

This is the only mainstream media thing I've seen about it, but ProFootballTalk has been buzzing about Vince Young's alleged score of six on the Wonderlic test all weekend. Six, for those unfamiliar with the Wonderlic, is a horrific score, particularly for a QB. Average QB score is closer to 20-25.

The ProFootballTalk site is available at http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

They're openly questioning whether this could be a coverup to save Young and the University of Texas some embarrassment.

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A lot of players have scored low: Frank Gore had a 6 and JP Losman had a 14. If teams are focusing on a Wonderlic score and not on the evidence of how he can play at hand (see his college career and Rose Bowl game), they may miss a chance to draft a potential All Pro.

And by the way, I hate your use of 'special'. It is a little offensive.



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The NFL has denied that he scored a 6. Rumors are that the guy who graded his made a mistake. He retook it and got a 16. Still below average (for all players, which is lower than the average for QBs), but not as bad.

And the Wonderlic gives coaches an idea of how quick a player can pick up the system. You can't win in the NFL on athleticism alone, especially at QB.



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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    The NFL has denied that he scored a 6. Rumors are that the guy who graded his made a mistake. He retook it and got a 16. Still below average (for all players, which is lower than the average for QBs), but not as bad.

    And the Wonderlic gives coaches an idea of how quick a player can pick up the system. You can't win in the NFL on athleticism alone, especially at QB.

And if it was graded wrong, it would be really easy to prove that by SHOWING the wrong grading. By not coming clean with HOW it was graded wrong, one tends to think that the NFL is covering its a$$ and protecting its farm system.

NOTE - The above post is paraphrased from what is posted at ProFootballTalk.com, which is a completely fantastic site.
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It's not like you have to be a rocket scientist to take this test. It's not that hard and it's not biased.

Here's a story on it and representative scores for the football players and chemists:

Click Here (espn.go.com)


Here are fifteen sample questions, too. Not that hard at all:

Click Here (espn.go.com)







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