You ask me they did Sam a favor; nobody wanted him, and not just necause of his orientation. 2 factors: the distractions and the circus he brought with him, and the fact that he didn’t do well in the combine, which proved to be an adequate measureing stick in Sam’s case: he didn’t perform (no pun intended). At least Tebow proved he could win. He won UGLY, but he won. Probably not a first round guy, but unlike Sam, every coach who’s had Tebow raves about his intangibles and leadership in the locker room.
 March 24, 2016 at 3:26pm
You would think that they’d benefit, but having camera crews around all the time, documenting coaches meetings, practices, talking to players, etc., is actually a (in the words of Donald Trumpster) YUGE distraction. Some of these guys are on their first year, some of them need to rebound from maybe a poor previous year, a guy like Bradford needs to rebound from injury, so yeah, it’s a big distraction having all that stuff going around. Football, probably more than the other sports (and, like you, I’m a baseball #1 guy) requires a greater focus to details because you don’t get 162 chances to win; you get a game a week for 16 weeks, then you’re done. This is just a guess, but I know how much the NFL hates outside distractions.
That, among other things, was the major problem with drafting Sam; he wanted to make it about him, and the left wanted to make it about “progress.” The Rams have to worry about the Team, not Sam’s cause…which is why they were uber-pissed when they found out that Oprah and Sam agreed to do a documentary about him at Rams camp without their consent. He can complain all he wants, but he tried to make a sport that revolves around team performance (as all of them do) about himself; same reason the Brown’s ditched Manziel, but unlike Manziel, Sam had ZERO potential at this level.
January 18, 2013 at 6:23pm
I bet that baby puuuuuuurs like my wife after a 12 pack of keystone.
April 2, 2012 at 4:41am
Sure, Malik…you can have Zimmerman, but since we’re now into demanding that the action of law be required on the whim of emotion and without legal basis, lets be civil men and negotiate: you agree to let us put that miscarriage of justice named O.J. into the electric chair, andwe can come to some kind of arrangement.