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Michael Sam: “I can play in this league”

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The team that drafted Michael Sam would need to be prepared to cut Michael Sam.  Based on his first preseason experience, Michael Sam believes that won’t be an issue.

I can play in this league,” Sam told reporters after Friday’s Saints-Rams game.  “That’s the most important.  I was kind of nervous.  I got some nerves out today.  It was a very good learning experience, and I can play in this league.”

Sam entered the game with 5:13 remaining in the first quarter.  He held his own (and based on the photo was held at least once), but ultimately made only one tackle.

Sam’s ability to make the 53-man roster ultimately will hinge in large part not on what he does during preseason games as a defensive end, but what he can do on special teams.  That’s where straight-line speed, which was a disappointment at the Scouting Combine, could make or break him.

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  1. nygmann says: Aug 9, 2014 9:41 AM

    Best of Luck.

  2. newdayintampabay says: Aug 9, 2014 9:42 AM

    Tell me that again after August 31st.

  3. justsomerandomguy24 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:45 AM

    I think he looked good enough to catch on somewhere. It may not be the Rams, who have a pretty deep DL, but he definitely looks like he could contribute to some team.

  4. dcstinks says: Aug 9, 2014 9:45 AM

    Best of Luck Sam,

  5. arrooo says: Aug 9, 2014 9:47 AM

    Week one , and you can play in this league? Shut your mouth Rook

  6. olcap says: Aug 9, 2014 9:51 AM

    “Sam’s ability to make the 53-man roster ultimately will hinge in large part not on what he does during preseason games as a defensive end, but what he can do on special teams.”

    It also more largely hinges on him being the first openly gay player, whether you’d like to admit that or not. It’s in his favor over ALL the other 2014 rooks.

  7. otistaylor89 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:56 AM

    He looked pretty explosive to me last night – I thought he looked like an NFL player.

  8. reesesteel23 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:57 AM

    Yet to be seen…..

  9. jpaq68 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:58 AM

    “I can play in this league”

    So can a lot of other people. Why don’t we see more stories about them?

  10. ausernamethatisavailable says: Aug 9, 2014 9:58 AM

    Um, that’s not holding. That is accepted blocking in the league. If the defender gets by you and you don’t let his jersey go, that is holding. I know you know this.

  11. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 9, 2014 10:04 AM

    Typical rookie … Though he may never have the chance to learn that what he’s experiencing in practice and in pre-season games is nothing close to actual game-speed and ferocity.

  12. truths4all says: Aug 9, 2014 10:04 AM

    Sure he can play in this league, but ONLY if the team is willing to take a subpar player on their roster instead of another player who could help them win.

    We will see how far the Rams is willing to be the Liberal agenda’s PC Darlings and take losses instead of wins.

    Anyway, you know the Seahawks, 49ers, and Cards are rooting for the Rams to keep this guy because it will make it easier for all 3 teams to sweep the Rams this year.

  13. laserw says: Aug 9, 2014 10:06 AM

    I’m gay and this guy disgusts me.

    We are not defined by with whom we do the dirty; we are defined how we stand on our own two feet and as athletes how we play the game and rise above just doing our job.

    I don’t want anyone on a team I play on that can “play in this league”. I want someone who can dominate and who can excel.

    This clown has much to prove and he needs to shut his trap and do his job. He’s already sold out his own character so there is a question as to whether he’ll ultimately sell out his teammates when the going gets tough.

    There is nothing wrong with a guy who is gay and who doesn’t hide it – but he had his sexuality THE ISSUE and to hell with anyone else. This shows a profound lack of maturity and integrity.

    And it isn’t like he is the first gay pro football player. But he made his gayness the whole thing and the others just played football and in their own privacy made love to whom they wanted.

  14. scmems07 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:10 AM

    Of course you can play in this league, the media will not allow any team cut you or not sign you if a team does have the guts to cut you.

  15. Ed Bandell says: Aug 9, 2014 10:11 AM

    There was a story written about his debut which is false. His first play in the game did not result in an interception. I watched it and the play was an incomplete pass.

    They fail to mention him being completely unblocked with a free run directly to the QB. The QB made a lame pump fake and it froze Sam in his tracks, then the QB stutter stepped and Sam bit hard in the wrong direction and the QB got away from him easy. It was only due to the pass rush from others that the play ultimately resulted in an incomplete pass.

    He recorded one tackle and that was iffy. He met the RB at the line of scrimmage, failed to wrap him up and the RB broke free while knocking Sam on the ground. Sam wildely flailed his arm and managed to swipe at the ankle of the RB which slowed him down, but Sam lost the grip of the ankle while the RB was piled on by three other defenders. Hardly his tackle, an assist for it at best.

    If special teams play rests solely on his straight line speed, well, he didn’t show any at the combine.

  16. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 9, 2014 10:16 AM

    LOL at all the fairy tale believers who think Sam chose his orientation. Tell me the exact moment in your life when you choose to be attracted to females.

    Oh wait, you can’t.

  17. usdcoyotesfan says: Aug 9, 2014 10:18 AM

    1. I’m a Republican.
    2. I’m all for gay rights.
    3. Can we stop all this yapping about Sam already?

  18. footballfan14 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:19 AM

    After watching the game my opinion hasn’t changed. He’s stiff and lacks long speed and size but he has a great motor and is quick off the ball. He gives effort.

    He’s not good enough to truly keep on their 53 man roster but he can make their practice squad. It wouldn’t surprise me if he were signed to a 53 man roster somewhere else though.

    He’s a backup end who is limited and won’t be a star but he can be an okay backup role player/special teamer.

  19. brokebackbrees says: Aug 9, 2014 10:21 AM

    Judging by his play last night he can for sure play in the league…. On a practice squad.

  20. footballfan14 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:23 AM

    After watching the game my opinion hasn’t changed. He’s stiff and lacks long speed and size but he has a great motor and is quick off the ball. He gives effort.

    His tackle was really an assist and barely that. He was unblocked on his one pressure. He’s a 3rd string type player and those who know football will tell you he gives effort but he was marginal in his athletic skill set.

    He’s a backup end who is limited and won’t be a star but he can be an okay backup role player/special teamer. I don’t think he should make the Rams 53 man roster but perhaps their practice squad.

  21. GenXJay says: Aug 9, 2014 10:35 AM

    read the headline. About as much interest i will give this media monger my attention.
    go away, sam.

  22. thetruthcampaign says: Aug 9, 2014 10:46 AM

    That’s certainly a far cry from saying “I’m the best DL in this league.” Only the best don’t have to say “I can play in this league.”

  23. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 9, 2014 10:48 AM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Aug 9, 2014 10:18 AM
    1. I’m a Republican.
    2. I’m all for gay rights.
    3. Can we stop all this yapping about Sam already?

    _______________

    Go tell your party to stop denying gay people equal rights. Then go tell them to stop hating science and that there’s no invisible man in the sky and no boogie man playing in fire.

  24. greenwhodat26 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:49 AM

    Sure, you can play third-string in this league.

  25. pftpoetneedstogetsome says: Aug 9, 2014 10:53 AM

    He had one tackle…..I could get one tackle in a game, but I shouldn’t be playing in the NFL

  26. jacunn2000 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:55 AM

    What about the other 7th round picks? How did they play?

  27. jimr10 says: Aug 9, 2014 10:58 AM

    Initially, I was all for this guy, but the media is going to over analyze everything he does. What’s next ? What he ate for breakfast?

  28. 6ball says: Aug 9, 2014 11:01 AM

    .
    If the entire league turned gay overnight, I’d still be watching. Why? Because I like the sport and have little use for the player’s politics, religion, or sexual orientation.
    .

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 9, 2014 11:04 AM

    If you want a guy who says he is gay to be treated like any other player, then the media needs to treat him like any other player. That’s not happening.

  30. giantsfanlewis says: Aug 9, 2014 11:16 AM

    Nyyjetsknicks

    And your sure that god doesn’t exist how? And your terrible view of Christians isn’t hateful correct? When one lives in a glass house its wise to not throw stones

  31. nyneal says: Aug 9, 2014 11:17 AM

    I agree with you, dallascowboysdishingthereal. To report on Sam’s every move is a joke. He played in a pre-season game. Big deal!
    I felt the same way about Tebow and I feel the same way about Manziel, too. The media tries to make stories out of nothing.
    I could not care less if Sam or anyone else is gay, so long as they don’t try to use it to further an agenda as the former Vikings punter Kluwe has tried to do.
    So — the media should shut up about these guys and treat them just like they do anyone else trying to make their way in the NFL.

  32. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 9, 2014 11:17 AM

    The scary thing is that Sam believes he played in an actual NFL game last night. He did no such thing. He played in a vanilla, practice game in which he was credited with one tackle. That hardly solidifies his ability to play in the NFL when the games actually count.

  33. blackcatnfl says: Aug 9, 2014 11:23 AM

    Sam absolutely destroyed the Saints against first teamers and was the STEAL OF THE DRAFT!

  34. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Aug 9, 2014 11:24 AM

    Looked like he had a good motor to my eyes. Lots of hustle. Pete Rose style

  35. reed83 says: Aug 9, 2014 11:26 AM

    buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says:
    Aug 9, 2014 10:16 AM
    LOL at all the fairy tale believers who think Sam chose his orientation. Tell me the exact moment in your life when you choose to be attracted to females.

    Oh wait, you can’t.

    I can. It was first grade. I went home & told my mom I was in love with a girl named Kimberly and that I wanted to marry her. I always chased her at recess which was my way of expressing that I liked her. So sorry your logic is flawed. But hey nice try.

  36. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 9, 2014 11:30 AM

    Everybody just needs to get over themselves. The first openly gay NFL player making his debut is going to be a story. Stop all the fake outrage about how other rookies aren’t getting the attention he gets. If you’re tired of the articles about him, how about not reading them, then posting about him? It just proves how fake you really are.
    Maybe he’ll make it, maybe he won’t. All of your whining & posturing isn’t changing a damn thing. Right now, he plays in the NFL & you don’t. Get over it.

  37. maestro1899 says: Aug 9, 2014 11:31 AM

    jpaq68 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:58 AM

    “I can play in this league”

    So can a lot of other people. Why don’t we see more stories about them?

    —————————————————————-

    For the same reason you and many others clicked and commented on a story about a 7th round draft pick.

  38. theauger says: Aug 9, 2014 11:39 AM

    Comparing him with the other contenders for a potential ninth defensive lineman roster spot, such as Ethan Westbrooks (three tackles) and Sammy Brown (two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry), he doesn’t look that good.

  39. hansenbrothers says: Aug 9, 2014 11:39 AM

    Eh, prolly not

  40. annes22 says: Aug 9, 2014 11:40 AM

    He barely showed up in that game. Mind you the 49ers were not very good, he didn’t help it at all.
    Good luck making the 52 roster, because you think you can play.

  41. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 9, 2014 11:46 AM

    giantsfanlewis says:
    Aug 9, 2014 11:16 AM
    Nyyjetsknicks

    And your sure that god doesn’t exist how? And your terrible view of Christians isn’t hateful correct? When one lives in a glass house its wise to not throw stone

    _____________

    And your sure that Zeus doesn’t exist how? And your terrible view of Greek mythology isn’t hateful correct? When one lives in a glass house it’s wise not to throw stones.

  42. MostlyRight says: Aug 9, 2014 11:46 AM

    Breaking news! I’m sitting at the edge of my seat to hear what all the other 5th, 6th and 7th round and UDFA’s have to say about whether they too think they can play in this league!!!

  43. darthvoter says: Aug 9, 2014 11:56 AM

    Meanwhile, in REAL football news, Blake Bortles looks like the real deal! Oh, but wait, that doesn’t rate as a story because he’s heterosexual. Lame.

  44. schmokes says: Aug 9, 2014 11:56 AM

    Which other 7th round picks had 1 tackle during the first preseason game? Please make sure they get a press conference, and an article on PFT. #equalityforstraights

  45. kwjsb says: Aug 9, 2014 11:58 AM

    You can play in this league…yet all you won’t be remembered as a player, you made you legacy about your sexual preference…. How Sad is that?

  46. richndc says: Aug 9, 2014 12:11 PM

    Guys will get hurt toward the end of training camp. If the Rams do not have room for him, someone else will. He seems to have the heart for it, who knows, maybe he is a good football player given the right opportunity. Who cares when he was drafted? I see there are a few closet cases still passively aggressively trying to rip on the guy. Gay or straight, he is a solid man, trying to live his dream and he seems to have the heart of a winner, if you let go of your fear and anger, you may just find yourself rooting for him, instead of whining about how you are tired of hearing about him.

  47. gman489 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:13 PM

    Wait till Manziel plays tonight lol.
    Al this hype he is getting is only cause he is the first openly gay player on the NFL, if to bothers you. So bad then don’t read the article. I gave up watching sportscenter. Also equal roght a for straights? Last time I checked they have rights…this will all pass because Manziel and Lebron wil be having lunch

  48. whatjusthapped says: Aug 9, 2014 12:14 PM

    The Rams have to know that they are stuck with this guy whether he can play or not. The PC Police will kill the Rams if they cut him, no matter if his play on the field justifies it or not.

  49. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:23 PM

    Please God make it stop!

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:27 PM

    laserw says:
    Aug 9, 2014 10:06 AM
    I’m gay and this guy disgusts me.

    We are not defined by with whom we do the dirty; we are defined how we stand on our own two feet and as athletes how we play the game and rise above just doing our job.

    I don’t want anyone on a team I play on that can “play in this league”. I want someone who can dominate and who can excel.

    This clown has much to prove and he needs to shut his trap and do his job. He’s already sold out his own character so there is a question as to whether he’ll ultimately sell out his teammates when the going gets tough.

    There is nothing wrong with a guy who is gay and who doesn’t hide it – but he had his sexuality THE ISSUE and to hell with anyone else. This shows a profound lack of maturity and integrity.

    And it isn’t like he is the first gay pro football player. But he made his gayness the whole thing and the others just played football and in their own privacy made love to whom they wanted.
    ————-

    Bravo. Besides, those late 80s/early 90s Oilers teams had at LEAST three gay players.

  51. junkmtb says: Aug 9, 2014 12:34 PM

    Well no one said he “couldnt” play in this league………………..

  52. scmems07 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:38 PM

    “LOL at all the fairy tale believers who think Sam chose his orientation. Tell me the exact moment in your life when you choose to be attracted to females”

    LOL that you actually believe that with everything that kids see on mtv, vh1, bravo, E news and other media outlets that being gay is not a fad, now I’m not saying people can’t choose to be with the same sex because it makes them happier, good for them, but there are just as many people who are looking at being gay as the in thing now, oh and there are just as many scientists that say it’s not a gene and that it’s a choice.

  53. dbara43 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:38 PM

    I saw a guy who wasn’t very fast and had no push once he was engaged by an OL. He won’t make the roster, but will likely be on the Practice Squad so the league can sell jerseys. And since he wasn’t used on special teams, I think we can assume that’s not his forte.

  54. motsuret06 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:39 PM

    Who cares what his lifestyle is if he can play football and help his team? The media needs to get off the gay bandwagon and concentrate on reporting on football. Forget all the media hoopla and lets get down to football and their are other deserving rookie es and UDFA’s who need to be recognized and its for their football prowess and not their lifestyle. Get a life media….its football season.

  55. schmitty2 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:45 PM

    truths4all says:Aug 9, 2014 10:04 AM

    Sure he can play in this league, but ONLY if the team is willing to take a subpar player on their roster instead of another player who could help them win.

    We will see how far the Rams is willing to be the Liberal agenda’s PC Darlings and take losses instead of wins.

    Anyway, you know the Seahawks, 49ers, and Cards are rooting for the Rams to keep this guy because it will make it easier for all 3 teams to sweep the Rams this year

    You nailed on the head. A rookie DE who might not play much is going to be the difference in wins/losses and to make it easier for the other teams to sweep the Rams. Real intelligent and insightful post Skippy.

  56. bucmanaz says: Aug 9, 2014 1:01 PM

    We are all human and are all equal in god’s eye’s. Please tell about all the other 7th rounders.

  57. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 9, 2014 1:09 PM

    Sam reminded me of Deacon Jones.

  58. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 9, 2014 1:34 PM

    There’s a reason the Lambs have been under .500 every year since 2004.

  59. sportnorcal says: Aug 9, 2014 2:07 PM

    “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”

  60. manipuraram says: Aug 9, 2014 2:27 PM

    During the game he just missed out on a sack. Afterwards he got one for sure.

  61. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ok. Love the confidence.

  62. skawh says: Aug 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    “LOL that you actually believe that with everything that kids see on mtv, vh1, bravo, E news and other media outlets that being gay is not a fad, now I’m not saying people can’t choose to be with the same sex because it makes them happier, good for them, but there are just as many people who are looking at being gay as the in thing now, oh and there are just as many scientists that say it’s not a gene and that it’s a choice.”

    ———————————————————–

    AND, if you’re going to tell the TRUTH about it –

    there are a countless many who CHOOSE to attempt to push their own phobia’s and religious views on those of us who don’t harbor such personality disorders as to attempt to project them upon everyone else.

  63. smartestpackerfan says: Aug 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    Still better than BJ Raji. :(

  64. staffordsyear says: Aug 9, 2014 2:47 PM

    Joey Harrington said the same thing.

  65. jrob23 says: Aug 9, 2014 3:24 PM

    LOL at all you Yahoos saying he can’t paly after one preseason game. Juwan James struggled last night for the Dolphins. I guess he won’t make the 53 man roster either or should go to the practice squad. The only reason this is even news is because his gayness has the media running to him for quotes when without that they wouldn’t know who the guy is. Not his fault the media and America in general is so interested in this hot button issue.

    Give the kid a couple of games before writing him off. Hey, Foles guy in PHI should probably be cut. He threw 2 INT last night. That guy sucks!!

  66. xjokerz says: Aug 9, 2014 4:54 PM

    @ NYYJETSKNICKS “o tell your party to stop denying gay people equal rights. Then go tell them to stop hating science and that there’s no invisible man in the sky and no boogie man playing in fire.”

    PERFECTLY SAID

  67. dbo2020 says: Aug 9, 2014 5:04 PM

    All the posts encouraging him have way more thumbs down than up. Pretty pathetic that positivity gets met with cynicism and negativity. Sure, he’s getting a bit too much attention at this point, but he isn’t the one writing the stories.

  68. dartwick says: Aug 9, 2014 5:15 PM

    If he makes the roster on this particular team it will be for PR reasons.

    There are other teams where he might add some useful depth at DE, but the Rams really dont need him at DE and essentially no team needs him on special teams.

  69. jmc8888 says: Aug 9, 2014 5:24 PM

    Whether or not people realize it, your measurables DO generally have an impact on whether or not you play in the league.

    Have there been quality 4.6 40 yard dash WR’s? Sure. But they are the exception. Most end up out of the league quite quickly or are never drafted to begin with. Besides that, the successful ones had other attributes that weren’t as bad. Even good.

    The reasons people think Sam won’t make are numerous. If there was EVER a pick based on measureables that you can say won’t make the NFL, Sam epitomizes this. Realize that. This guy has the worst measureables by far in the entire draft.

    One is that he is a 7th round pick. Most 7th round picks year in and year out don’t make the team. So people aren’t going out on a limb saying he won’t make the team, the people that say he is going to make the team are the ones that are.

    But beyond being a 7th round pick, is WHY he was.

    Look at his combine numbers. He was in the DE group, not the LB group. The LB group is more athletic then a DE.

    So if he’s drafted as a LB, he should of been one of the most athletic DE.

    Want to know what he was? Last or nearly last on most drills… while being compared to generally slower lineman.

    He had 17 reps, which was tied for 2nd lowest among combine participants. You don’t want a LB converted from the DL to be weaker then your CB. Would have been lowest among ILB, and 3rd lowest among OLB, besting the lowest two by 1 and 2 reps.

    His 40 yard dash was 4.91. This is slower the Manti Te’o (4.82) who everyone with a brain knows is a career backup with possibly a year or two of marginal starting in his future. 4.91 is way slow for a LB, and you won’t find any 3 down LB’s that slow. Hell 21 of the 27 other DE’s timed were faster then Sam. The top DE was almost 4/10th a second faster. You don’t want your LB to be slower then your lineman. He’s basically as slow as a defensive tackle. A faster defensive tackle, but one nonetheless. Oh also if you put him in with OLB’s, he would of been the 2nd slowest. Even the guys pulling hammy’s while running are running faster then Sam.

    Anyone remember how uninspiring Te’o non-athleticism was? Well here are the numbers showcasing how Te’o looks like Usain Bolt next to Sam.

    Sam had a 25.5 inch vertical jump. Te’o had 33 inches. Sam had the lowest vertical of any DE. His vertical was two inches lower then the 2nd worst prospect. Almost everyone had 31+ inches, except the bottom three. The best had 40 1/2 inches. All ILB’s had better verticals, in fact Sam would have been last by FIVE inches. The worst OLB had 30 inches, which is still 4 1/2 inches more then Sam. The top guy had 42 inches.

    Sam had a 7.80 three cone drill. Te’o had 7.13 three cone drill. Sam was the slowest in the three cone drill for DE’s out of 27 participating. Ouch. The fastest was almost a second faster at 6.83 seconds. Sam was .13 seconds slower than the 2nd slowest guy and .25 seconds slower than the 3rd slowest guy. Now let’s compare to ILB’s. Sam would have been the slowest by a half a second. OLB’s? Almost the same. Sam would of been the slowest by .49 seconds. A full 1.16 seconds slower then the fastest OLB.

    Sam had a 4.70 shuttle. Te’o had a 4.27 shuttle. This tests agility. No listings on DE’s, but what about the ILB and OLB’s? He would have been the slowest ILB by three tenths of a second. Would of been the slowest OLB by .25 seconds. The fastest OLB was 3.93. This 4.7 seconds is MASSIVELY slow for Sam. It shows he is completely stiff. He’s not just last in most of these tests, he’s WAAAYYYY LAST.

    114 inch broad jump. Basically the only thing he wasn’t horrible in, but still pretty bad. Only bested Te’o by 1 inch. For comparison the lowest DE was 108, the best was 129, so even on that measure, his best, he was still on the lower end, just not among the worst. But still against the OLB’s he would of been 3rd worst

    Remember folks, the numbers we’re comparing Sam to aren’t very good, because Te’o is not very athletic. Te’0 and athleticism shouldn’t ever be used in the same sentence, except when showcasing how much more he is compared to Sam. Te’o had a slow 40, and did pretty decent elsewhere. Sam has a slow everything.

    Then remember, at least Te’o knows how to play LB, while Sam is being asked to play a new position.

    These numbers are like the professional equivalent of in HS when you lapped the fat kid running laps and he was still running after everyone else was getting a drink of water and huddled around coach.

    Lots of guys may be bad at one of these test. Maybe they aren’t the fastest, but they’re agile or strong or both. Sam was at or near the bottom on pretty much everything, except the broad jump which he was still pretty far down the list. In many of the tests he was by far the worst.

    Sam’s prospect grade from NFL.com, was 5.22. (an elevated grade imo). What does NFL.COM themselves state this corresponds to?

    5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential

    So basically just above the minimum for NFL backup or special teams potential by NFL.COM’s own ranking system. Of course people are pointing out, he isn’t on special teams so far. If you aren’t a starter, you play special teams, if you don’t, you generally aren’t in the NFL.

    People should really use these truisms as a measuring stick and realize that this guy, generally speaking, is one of the least athletic 7th round picks in a long, long time. You can have hope, but ground it in reality, otherwise you sound like a maniac off their meds.

    If you close your eyes and hope, it won’t change anything. Your belief doesn’t change reality…. ever.

    Good luck Sam, but it doesn’t seem you are long for the NFL, at least on the 53 man roster. Everything is pointing that way, and sadly so many people can’t accept that your measurables being that bad, and this fact doesn’t put you in a likely position to make the team.

    So let’s recap. He’s slow, he can’t change direction, he isn’t strong, he’s learning a NEW position – one which demands much greater athleticism then what he played in college, and he doesn’t play special teams.

    Add in his draft status, and players at such draft positions in history routinely are cut, plus all the draft grades from even NFL.COM, and the writing is on the wall.

    It is REALITY that he is the longest shot of long shots to make an NFL team. He might have the biggest gap athletically between him and anyone else drafted this century.

    Fans of his should stop pretending that pointing his situation out is somehow an affront to their community. It isn’t. It’s cold hard facts. Ignoring them and acting a fool doesn’t help anyone.

  70. donovandancy says: Aug 9, 2014 5:24 PM

    Only one tackle for a player that the rams can’t cut because he uses PR to not be treated like a normal player? Good drafting there ramsies.

  71. corvusrex96 says: Aug 9, 2014 6:29 PM

    I can play in this league -code for – if you cut me I will say it is b/c of my sexuality

  72. crewchief15 says: Aug 9, 2014 6:57 PM

    Nyyjetsknicks
    Your comeback to giantsfanlewis was just childish, are you like 14? What is it about atheist that they just have to always poke at Christians (anger issue?). So you do not have the same belief as someone else, no need to bash someone for theirs.

  73. xcerebus1 says: Aug 10, 2014 6:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see him in the pro bowl this year.

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