Tuesday 18th June 2019

Why Ketchup Is Key To Cowboys' Evaluation of Offensive Linemen

Why Ketchup Is Key To Cowboys' Evaluation of Offensive Linemen


Who wants the Wonderlic, when the Dallas Cowboys have engineered an ingenious new check of intelligence? They will name it, The fifty seven Aptitude Check.

In Cowboys offensive line coach Paul Alexander’s guide “Carry out,” he wrote that ketchup — particularly made by the model, fifty seven — is a key ingredient to figuring out which gamers he’ll and won’t draft.

Don’t get caught banging the underside of a fifty seven ketchup bottle round Alexander. That’s an enormous no-no. As an alternative, prospects should faucet or squeeze (relying on if the bottle is glass or plastic) at exactly the proper spot.

Let him clarify:

Alexander’s message that offensive linemen should be extremely smart is sensible. Very similar to the quarterback diagnoses the complete protection, the offensive linemen need to work with him to diagnose the entrance-seven for the right protections and blocking assignments. And the Cowboys offensive line is one of the league’s greatest.

However figuring out somebody’s aptitude with ketchup? It seems like a sketch that belongs on “Saturday Night time Reside.” That is one of these moments when the scouting course of turns into a caricature of itself.

In terms of offensive linemen, the Cowboys are doing one thing proper — however The fifty seven Aptitude Check just isn’t one of the issues.

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