Skip to comments.Michael Sam unimpressive at NFL Scouting Combine, struggles in 40-yard dash and weight room
Posted on 02/25/2014 5:34:13 AM PST by C19fan
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.
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Brutha gots to learn how to “pucker & clench” when lifting weights.
Everybody wanted him to be a tight end, but, well...
Cletus had him projected as an early round TE pick, too!
To quote George Takei, “Oh! My!
He might still try for wide receiver.
He didn't get where he is today by puckering and clenching.
“You know what will happen...”
Cry like a little girl?
Would we even be hearing about this guy if it weren’t for his self proclaimed homosexuality?
Not with a 4.91 in the 40 yard dash.
I watched the combine - he didn’t stand out and as a Mizzou fan, I was disappointed. I want to see all of our guys do well. I’m sure nerves are terrible at that venue. The commentators said that anyone choosing him would have to decide just where he fit in as he did not have the size or skill set for any one position. He is however the SEC co-champion or whatever for Defense and I know he had some great plays for us.
Guess he was just too distracted by all the hunks at the combine....or ESPN and SI’s twenty-four hour coverage of him.
He might still try for wide receiver.
Not with a 4.91 in the 40 yard dash.
Not exactly what I meant!
(he’s the one that made an issue of his sexual orientation)
I hope they don’t play him on windy Sundays. His butt will be whistling like a teakettle.
Would this guy’s combine performance rate even a passing mention, let alone all these stories, if he weren’t openly gay? Of course not. His primary football “skill” is his purportedly bringing “diversity” to the NFL.
Wasn’t this guy all-conference or something? Interesting given it appears everyone except the general public already knew he was gay. Seems maybe a set up to get the gay player out there. Next up, The President.
Like so many individuals in these media storms, I have no ill will for the guy and wish him success. What makes me cringe is the accompanying agenda. This guy seems like a good person. He’s clearly an accomplished athlete, and from my view, he made the announcement with good intentions. He knew it would likely become public during this process because he had shared it with his entire college team. He got in front of the story, and I do not fault him for that.
The ESPN hyperfocus and tweets/interviews of all the of the left wing annoys me, and the media storm around the draft and during camp is going to be obnoxious. Aside from that, I don’t see him as a glory hound like the NBA guy who announced on his way out of the league purely for self-advancement.
RACISM!!!! No, wait. Wrong one.
HOMOPHOBIA!!!! There, that’s better.
I don’t know what it is about NFL but they like to push their “special” football players on us. First Tebow and now this clown. They suck as players but get all the attention for everything but football. It is crazy and why football is turning into a joke.
Ditto.. it annoys me, too. The general reaction has been, "He's gay? Oh." But that doesn't suffice for the social engineers of the left. They demand EVERYONE celebrate this as some kind of blessed event. And when we don't, then out come the charges of "homophobe," "bigot," etc.
Looking in at the NFL Combine, I find Sam with a rating of 5.22, ( NFL backup or special teams potential ) about middle of the pack or average. Just a slight step above a 50-50 chance of being drafted. Should be interesting to see if a team bows to PC pressure and drafts him instead of using good football sense. If he’s good enough to be on a pro team without the hype, then so be it.
A way to reclaim the word “gay”, meaning “happy, carefree” would be for all potential draftees to declare they are: “gay”
And if they have a happy streak, then they’d be telling the truth.
It would also prevent a slow, otherwise not draftable athlete from being drafted for political reasons instead of for athletic prowess.
It’s so obvious that the NFL is homophobic or Sams would be doing better.
What is funny is the homosexuals hijacked that word. Now thew are behind a campaign to eliminate the word gay when used in statements like “That’s so gay”.
Maybe he gets taken in the fourth round, but I kinda doubt that he’s still playing NFL football in four years. He’s a gimmick for some team, who needs to fill 4,000 empty seats with fresh new fans. End of story.
A purely political pick, in other words.
I don’t think a single person would buy a ticket to see Sam play. In fact if a team drafts him, they’d probably lose season ticket holders.
As soon as he announced he was a homosexual prior to the draft I knew what was going to happen.
This person knew up front he was not cut out for the NFL so he is pressuring them to draft him because now the homosexual crowd and the worthless Media will start to hammer the NFL for being anti-homosexual if they do not hire him.
This is just another form of worthless Affirmative Action.
Sam was always a fourth round pick, at best, thats why he chose to play the sodomy card. He got what he and his agent wanted, tons of attention and pressure on someone - anyone - in the NFL to draft him.
In the most calculating and crafty of ways Michael Sam is leveraging his homosexuality into the public eye. He may likely be a total bust in the NFL, but Michael Sam will be called the first and will earn unending adulation and attention that he and his agent will turn into cash.
What is the only reason that Jason Collins got a 10 DAY contract? For no other reason whatsoever than to legitimize him by forevermore forcing everyone to refer to him as, former NBA player, Jason Collins. Its a total scam, buts thats how the Left works, through deceit.
Maybe that’s why he came out. To assure himself a high pick in the draft and a hefty signing bonus.
Tebow had a helluva great college career, and led his team to two national championships. He deserved at least a look, by NFL teams, which is what he got. We later learned that Tebow wasn't a good fit, but that's not the NFL's fault. Regardless of his playing ability, Tebow earned quite a following, though not as much as a football player.
I don't see this Sam as being in the same boat.
Also, free weights hate gays too. The homophobia is obvious.
A ten day contract? That is what he now has? All that hubbub and all he gets is a contract like that?
Your post gave me an idea for a new term. How about ‘Homoraciphobeist’?
Michael Sam is a FITH Columnist. FITH = F-—ed In The Head
He will be a first round pick...just to avoid the lawsuits.
If the NFL is now going to select players to promote “diversity” rather than talent; its time to bring back white players on defense! Caucasians are terribly under-represented in the average NFL defensive line-up, probably by a margin of 9 blacks for every 2 whites.
The NFL is going to pot real fast. They just instituted a brand new rule that says if any other player uses the world’s absolute worst word which is another term for negro the team he’s on gets an automatic 15 yard penalty. That’s right, you are going to be penalized if you say a “bad word”. How long before this rule applies to anyone calling another player a fag? It’s right around the corner. I can just see a black player getting penalized for calling another black a n*****.
He’ll start raising cain and say “oh man, what you talkin’ bout, brothas call each other dat word all de time, it only be a bad word if whitety use it”. Same thing goes for fags, they call each other that all the time and fag and queer are badges of honor. No kidding.
You obviously haven't heard about the latest government program?
AAFQ Affirmative Action for Queers?
The goal of the leftists is to tear down everything America stands for.
NASA - no more space shuttle.
BSA - gays are in like flint.
You name it and it has been compromised.
Let us all give Obama a hearty round of applause.
The main reason why I refuse to buy a new Ford truck. Ford caved into the sodomite agenda a few years ago. I drive Fords, but only the old ones. When my 1969 F250 was made sodomites hadn’t taken over the United States.
Good thing about Ford is Mike Rowe is their spokesman!
In the court of Liberal Opinion diversity is a one-way street and white people may never be given anything because they are the root of all evil (according to leftists).
Wow, an unathletic puffter? Who’d have guessed?
Hadn’t seen his Ford commercials in some time now. Maybe he’s cut ties with them. He’s a good guy though, without a doubt. He has a great Walmart commercial out.
Yes. He was SEC defensive player of the year, these are traditionally first rounders though he was projected even before his announcement to buck the trend and go no earlier than 3rd round and some had him in the 5th. Right there that makes him a “story” for what’s generally an uninteresting event.
When he goes undrafted he will have a very profitable career blaming Anti Homo sentiment on his inability to get naked in NFL locker rooms.
That's all he wanted anyways.