Originally Posted by robert70x7
The bench press is the most overrated. Never once in a football game will a player have to use the muscular endurance necessary press 225 pounds over 20 times. It does not make any sense whatsoever. A better measure would be the force behind an offensive lineman's punch, or something of that sort. The more I talk about the combine, the more I hate it.
The way I've heard it described, the bench is good for pointing out guys that work out regularly from those that don't.
You can be a huge, naturally strong dude and come in and lift 225 easy, but you're not going to be able to do a lot of reps unless you've been working out regularly.
It's part of the reason WR's, CB's and RB's don't do well. Not because they are incapable of lifting the weight but because a lot of those guys aren't gym rats and have gotten as far as they have on pure athleticism. In the NFL, obviously, that won't cut it.
We need wins, and that's all we need. I don't give a damn about anyone on this roster over wins. I'd trade Ware, Lee and Dez if it meant more wins.