Saturday, April 25, 2009

Things you should not believe in the days leading up to the draft

  1. Anything said by a representative of a team other than the Detroit Lions.
Seriously, the NFL Draft is a humongous cheap-talk signaling game and I wish that I was smart enough to model it and write a journal worthy paper about it. Among the things that we should not believe
The point is not that none of these things will actually happen; in all likelihood at least one probably will. The point is if these things are making it to the press, it's because a team wanted it to hit the press. And it's in every team's best interest to lie to the other teams about who they want and what they are willing to do to get the player they want. This is all posturing and positioning. Not that this is anything that the readers of this blog don't already know...

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