Stop the Mike Mamula Misinformation

by Michael David Smith

I only had only watched NFL Network for a few minutes this morning when I heard the words I dread hearing every year at the Scouting Combine: Mike Mamula.

Yes, it's 2009 -- 14 years after Mamula put on a show at the Combine -- and we're still hearing his name used as the shorthand for "guy who looks good in shorts and a t-shirt but isn't good at football." And that's a real shame, because it misrepresents both ends of Mamula's career: his combine performance wasn't the only reason he was the seventh overall pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995, and his NFL career wasn't as bad as it's made out to be.

Stop the Mike Mamula Misinformation originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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