The biggest job interview
We all have them. Some are lived up to, while others don’t even come close. For instance, I expected the Patriots and LSU to win their respective championships. They didn’t live up to those.
We all expect something out of our favorite sports teams and figures. You might expect your favorite high school team to go to a state championship or expect Drew Brees to throw for 500 yards and five touchdowns to save your fantasy football match up that week (I actually needed that once this season…and he delivered).
In reality, expectations are about as useful as college algebra. But we all have them for nearly everything in our lives.
This weekend a couple hundred football players are setting expectations for themselves, as well as hundreds of media members, coaches and personnel decision makers in the NFL setting expectations for certain players (whether that’s admitted or not is another thing). Today marks the beginning of the on-field workouts in Indianapolis where the NFL holds its annual Scouting Combine every February.
It’s an opportunity for NFL hopefuls to show their talents on the gridiron. In other words, it’s a job interview with 400 other people vying for the same job and one of Yazoo’s own will be participating. From what I’ve read, there are some high expectations for him too.
On Monday, former Mississippi State and Yazoo City defensive lineman Fletcher Cox will show scouts, coaches, general managers and owners why he deserves to be picked in April’s draft.