The latest nominee in most ridiculous thing posed to an incoming rookie comes from James Madison outside linebacker Arthur Moats, who passes along this story to Patriots Daily.
“I was with the Redskins, and the guy asked me, if I’m coming into camp,
I’m 30 minutes early, I’m sitting in the front row of the meeting room.
Brian Orakpo walks in and says, “That’s my chair.” Am I going to get up
and give him my spot, or am I going to sit there and fight him for a
chair?” Moats said.
Moats’ answer to the team gives a window into his soul. Or it’s totally worthless.
“You know, I was just like, I’ll slide over, because I mean,
he’s the million-dollar man; it’s not that important. So he was like, ‘Oh, so you’re scared of him?’ And I was like, no. And he was like, ‘So
why don’t you go fight him?’ There was kind of like no right answer to
the question and everything, the way he was asking it.”
Not fighting Brian Orakpo generally seems like a smart play.