I understand what you all are saying regarding the “tweener” tag.
Ok, so maybe by definition he is a tweener. He’s not worth a flyer in the 5th round, say?
Of course he wasn’t, because no one was going to draft him before the 7th round, if at all.
Elvis1Lives shows that only 1 SEC DPOY has slipped to the second round before Sam. I agree with Loach’s point about the Heisman and college awards not exactly meaning a guarantee stamp, but a defensive POY award is a bit different. It isn’t based on a national advertising campaign. Ot is based on his on the field effort and results.
I haven’t seen much of his tape, so I can’t argue with those of you that have.
However, IMO, he was drafted so late because of the risk of bringing a guy like this in. I know everyone is saying the right things now, but it could be a different situation with the Rams during training camp.
I hope not. I really hope he gets a chance. But I am a realist. If he is a bigger distraction (and it is deemed to be a negative distraction) he will be gone.
Manziel isn’t a fair comparison. johnny Football is a sideshow, but he is a first round pick who is expected to do great things, not inly by the Cleveland Browns and their fans, but by Manziel himself. As a first round pick, he will get a real chance. As a 7th round pick, any hiccup by Sam will be enough to cut him. And maybe he will deserve it. But. I think many folks will say he was cut because of his sexuality.
The Rams are in a very difficult position here. They should be in a win-win… But if Sam divides the locker room, it could be a lose-lose.
A Dolphin apparently came out with a few negative tweets about the kissing on TV. Do we all think he is an outlier, or is this being discussed between players one on one, and not on twitter?
One final thing… Sam claims that his being gay was not exactly a secret to NFL coaches either. Some of his teammates knew, but supposedly a lot of NFL people knew as well. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it was one of the reasons given for him coming out.
Ok.m i am done with Sam. I need to get back to shaking my head at the Steelers drafting Only one CB (in the 5th round) and not signing one CB as a FA.:smack: