Monday, February 27, 2006
Vince Young not as Dumb as Previously Thought
The Houston Chronicle and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram are all atwitter over the "Wrong Kind of Buzz" that Vince Young received after an errant report that he scored a 6 on the Wonderlic Test. As it turns out, Young's test was scored inaccurately and he actually received a 16. While this may not make him good enough as someone who, say, takes seriously the relationship between Machiavelli, Hobbes, & the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England it's interesting to compare his score to other notable QB's: Eli Manning scored a 39; Bledsoe a 37; Brett Favre a 22; and Dan Marino, the non-super bowl winning quarterback who was once rescued along with Snowflake the Dolphin, scored a 16.
Now, because the PeP has conducted market research into our fan base and we've found that you, the reader, are a bunch of nitrous huffing moonbats and most likely to respond yes to the statement: "I was often towel-whipped in the boys locker room and made to cry like the sissy I really am" we feel it incumbent to provide just a quick background on the Wonderlic. The Wonderlic is basically a 50 question IQ test given to all NFL draft entrants at the NFL Draft Combine (which was just this past weekend). For the past 30 years, coaches and scouts alike have used the Wonderlic as a barometer for a player's potential ability to read and execute complex NFL schemes. Usually, quarterbacks, along with offensive linemen score highest (mean scores around 22-27). Young's initial score of 6 would have put him in an infamous category with Darren Davis (the once proud, little tyke of a running back from Iowa State) as the lowest score by any player ever. It's good to see that Vince got some vindication because he's a money athlete and a pretty cool customer...whatever that just meant.