Fitterer himself is no stranger to the grunt work that goes into building a football team.
After his professional baseball career flamed out because of shoulder problems, he began his career in football scouting with the Giants in 1998.
Technology wasn’t what it is now, and Fitterer quickly came to learn about The Box.
The Box was a scouting instrument, with sensors to measure lateral quickness, change-of-direction, and explosive movement. To operate it correctly, it had to be placed on a hard surface (as opposed to a grass football field or a track). It was also extremely unwieldy, and other scouts would make fun of you for carrying it around.
His was bequeathed to him from longtime Giants scout Jeremiah Davis, and Fitterer had to learn the art of electronics repair in the field, taping together his instrument and lugging it
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