Is Michael Sam A Bust?

wpid-tumblr_n0rmqpDu8K1rx2g3fo1_500well the truth is michael,
everyone seems to be talking about how bad you did at the combine.
i just did some quick research and well…

  Michael Sam — who is hoping to become the first openly gay player in NFL history — made a good impression during his media press conference on Saturday. But on on the field Monday he couldn’t do the same thing.

    Sam needed to show he has more athleticism, but the suddenly scrutinized Missouri defensive end struggled to do that.

    Throughout the draft process, the 6-2, 255-pound Sam has battled concerns that he’s a player without a position, too small to play defensive end and too unathletic to shift to linebacker.

     His performance at Lucas Oil Stadium didn’t help. The SEC defensive player of the year started the afternoon by running a dismal 4.91-second 40-yard dash, the same time as 302-pound defensive tackle Caraun Reid of Princeton. Later, he struggled changing direction and moving in drills, awkwardly hurdling obstacles and flashing stiff hips. This all came after a disappointing performance in the weight room, where Sam finished third from last with 17 reps at 225 pounds.

    Despite all that, coaches still wanted to see Sam do the “linebacker conversion drill,” performed by defensive ends who may be asked to shift to linebacker, and again, he struggled. Scouts want to see players shift from a backpedal to a forward sprint in one fluid motion, but Sam needed two shuffle steps to change direction.

It was all validation for those who project Sam as a mid- to late-round pick in May’s NFL draft. He may be able to chase the quarterback, but his limitations in coverage may prevent him from seeing enough time to warrant a high selection.

nolan wth lookmaybe he was nervous?
yeah i dunno.
like em said:

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

i mean…
did this just give the nfl ammo to not even draft him?

they could use this as an excuse.

“yeah he bombed.
why would we even put him on a team?”

eh.
welp we shall soon see.

lowkey: at the end of the day,
this is still sports and if you suck then…
welp.
gay or not.

article courtesy: the ny daily news

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

14 thoughts on “Is Michael Sam A Bust?

  1. They want him to be a bust.

    lol at me for thinking em was another poster on this blog you were quoting.I was thinking to myself “which poster’s names is em.”

    lol stupid me…

    1. ^they want him to be one and it seemed he proved them right?
      college and the nfl is a totally different beast,
      how many players that are great in college fail once they get drafted?
      a lot.
      the real test is being a football player in the nfl.
      not many do that well.

  2. If he’s so poor, how did he earn SEC Defensive Player of the Year kudos? It may have been an off day. He may have been nervous because of all the attention. I heard that someone even posted online a video of him and said that he had an erection. I wonder how many online pics of others focus on the crotches of the other players?

  3. There always pro day

    There many players who test out bad but go on to be a success in the NFL.

    Lets not count him out yet

  4. He spoke too soon bendito. It okay baby if you want to cry, then you cry and don’t let nobody stop you from achieving your dream.

  5. The dude was always gonna be a late round draft pick. For those that actually follow the SEC and college football, the only reason Mike Sam posted those great numbers that everyone was talking about was for a couple of reasons: 1 – the numbers were posted in the beginning of the season, his numbers fizzled by the end of the college football season, 2 – when they (meaning his team) played the major SEC schools, his numbers were garbage. Furthermore, the dude only had 1 stellar season that they could talk about, look at his overall career stats and you’d see that there was no way he’d be drafted in the first round. So unfortunately you have an issue where the media hyped him up and then everyone was looking for an out gay football hero. Instead you are left with a decent college athlete who’s star was boosted by a desire for an out gay first… In my opinion he’s no different than Jason Collins, however for my own reasons I think Jason Collins just came out of the closet as a means of personal gain, so I really wouldn’t call him a gay hero.

  6. Just an FYI Cam Newton had a bad combine but turned out ok the combine is just drills not necessarily indicative of a player’s performance on the field. Plus them gives the an excuse not to sign him one commentator kept referring to him not fitting in some teams schemes/positions ie. a convenient out.

  7. Just an FYI Cam Newton had a bad combine but turned out ok the combine is just drills not necessarily indicative of a player’s performance on the field. Plus them gives the an excuse not to sign him one commentator kept referring to him not fitting in some teams schemes/positions ie. a convenient out.

  8. @H2B Cam Newton was also a much better college football player than and had better stats than Mike Sam. So Cam Netwon’s abilities were not in question going into the combine.

    1. Actually that’s not true people didn’t get on the Cam train until after his first year. First they questioned his intellect, second his maturity plus you add in the money fiasco with his father while in college he was considered questionable.

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