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Old 05-09-2014, 02:20 PM  
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NFL Team Official: Michael Sam Is ‘Not A Really Good Athlete’

ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) — It could be a very long weekend for Michael Sam.
The openly gay football player from the University of Missouri is hoping an NFL team takes a chance and makes history by drafting him, but some experts believe he might end up being an undrafted free agent.
Scouts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they don’t see Sam’s game transitioning to the NFL.
“Most of his production was hustle stuff,” an NFC personnel official told the Journal Sentinel. “There’s production, but he’s short, he’s not a really good athlete and he doesn’t play good against the run.”
He continued: “He’s kind of a one-task pass rusher. Just run up the field. And they swallow him up and kind of push him around.”
One NFC personnel director stated that Sam doesn’t have a position in the league.
“He’s not a linebacker, and he’s really not a defensive end,” the personnel director told the Journal Sentinel. “I’d certainly take him to camp. You’ve got to admire how hard he plays.”
An AFC executive said Sam was “short and slow.” Sam stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 262 pounds.
Despite the potential setbacks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping to see Sam succeed in the league.
“I want to see Michael Sam get an opportunity to play in the NFL,” Goodell told ESPN Thursday before the first round of the NFL Draft. “We like to say the NFL is the ultimate meritocracy. If you can play football, they want to see you play. The teams want you. The fans want you. And that’s ultimately what it’s all about.”
Goodell continued: “I have great respect for Michael, his courage, his decision to become public, and I’m optimistic that he’s going to get that opportunity, and hopefully he can play at this level.”
Sam, who was the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year, will be the first openly active gay player in the league.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:54 PM   #76
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There...

He's now been drafted.
By the Rams... What a joke. Where is the same coverage for all the other undrafted F A's? It is/ was and is ONLY about him being gay. Mission accomplished ESPN.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #77
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With the line STL has Sam's going straight to the practice squad.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #78
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Rich Politicking...

Rich... just move on
No SHIT! What a TOOL!
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #79
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By the Rams... What a joke. Where is the same coverage for all the other undrafted F A's? It is/ was and is ONLY about him being gay. Mission accomplished.
The media has an agenda. That's certainly not news.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #80
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Does anyone other than Mizzou fans and gay activists REALLY give a shit about this...?

Seriously?



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Nope. He will be sacking groceries with Geno in two years.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #82
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if I was a gay man the last ****ing thing I would want is someone to feel sorry for me and put me on a team as a token player to satisfy an agenda...
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #83
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By the Rams... What a joke. Where is the same coverage for all the other undrafted F A's? It is/ was and is ONLY about him being gay. Mission accomplished ESPN.
Shit for brains, it's news....
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #84
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Him not getting drafted is 100% regressive NFL front office groupthink bullshit. A full 100%. He's absolutely worth a 7th round lottery ticket, for as much as teams play special, nickle-based pass-rush packages. He's an NFL role player at best, but that's still plenty good enough to get drafted.
Maybe...but he would also be a guaranteed locker room distraction. One no one really wants.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #85
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Lol, oh man the media is going to eat this up.

"Is the NFL biased against gay athletes?"

"Openly Gay Athlete and SEC Defensive player of the Year, Michael Sam, goes Undrafted."
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Lol, oh man the media is going to eat this up.

"Is the NFL biased against gay athletes?"

"Openly Gay Athlete and SEC Defensive player of the Year, Michael Sam, goes Undrafted."
You realize the rams took him?
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Nope. He will be sacking groceries with Geno in two years.
It's a huge deal, actually.
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Lol, oh man the media is going to eat this up.

"Is the NFL biased against gay athletes?"

"Openly Gay Athlete and SEC Defensive player of the Year, Michael Sam, goes Undrafted."
Ummm what?
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