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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:33 PM

Rams Cut Sam

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/michael-sam-cut-rams_n_5739774.html

Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams as the team trimmed its roster ahead of the start of the 2014 season, according to multiple reports. The news emerged on Saturday shortly before the NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline to finalize rosters and trim them down to 53 players.

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Reply Rams Cut Sam (Original post)
superpatriotman Aug 2014 OP
libdem4life Aug 2014 #1
yeoman6987 Aug 2014 #4
Gothmog Aug 2014 #2
thelordofhell Aug 2014 #5
Chan790 Aug 2014 #8
spanone Aug 2014 #11
Johonny Aug 2014 #18
pintobean Aug 2014 #14
maced666 Aug 2014 #20
mythology Aug 2014 #3
hifiguy Aug 2014 #6
Elwood P Dowd Aug 2014 #7
AngryAmish Aug 2014 #12
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2014 #10
AngryAmish Aug 2014 #13
maced666 Aug 2014 #21
dilby Aug 2014 #9
dickthegrouch Aug 2014 #15
Brickbat Aug 2014 #16
maced666 Aug 2014 #22
Calista241 Aug 2014 #17
Boom Sound 416 Aug 2014 #19

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:37 PM

1. Damn. n/t

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:59 PM

4. Not a surprise

 

Was not good enough player. Same with Tebow. Attention yes, good football player? Average.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:53 PM

2. I never liked jeff fisher when he was with the old oilers

Today, my opinion of this jerk was confirmed

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:59 PM

5. How?? He gave Sam a shot when nobody else would

He treated Sam just like he would treat any other 7th round draft pick.........He gave him an opportunity to make the team.........He couldn't........Now other teams have video and evaluation of what he could do, and he can try to get on other teams.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:06 PM

8. Considering what he said today...

 

that's a bit off-base. He said Sam was definitely capable playing in the NFL.

It was a cut based on simple numbers...the Rams have a strong D-line group (pretty much the only thing they have going for them) and with limited roster spots he had to go with the guy who could play on special teams for a 9th defensive lineman. That far down the depth chart, those are the only snaps of game-action a player is likely to see. If nobody else signs him, he will certainly be getting a spot on the practice squad and a chance to play/practice his way onto the roster as a mid-season injury-replacement.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:22 PM

11. jeff fisher spent years here in nashville with the titans...he's a good guy.

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Response to spanone (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 08:59 PM

18. +1

I respect the guy for the * he had to suffer through those last years in Houston. I was pulling for him in that Super Bowl. He talked Sam up which is not usual for a guy you are slipping onto the practice squad.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:03 PM

14. I like Jeff Fisher. My opinion was confirmed

 

when the Rams drafted this young man and treated him like every other player. I'm a St. Louis resident and have never really been much of a Rams fan. I've always seen them as a Cali reject team playing here. Their treatment of Sam has made me rethink that.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:03 PM

20. Not what Sam, NFL or Fisher deserves/needs/wants

 

He's a confirmed jerk because he cut Sam?
One might say that of you, considering the high praise Fisher has had and has for Sam.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:58 PM

3. He played well, but went to a team that had a good defensive line

 

He's almost certain to make either the Rams' practice squad or be picked up by another team.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:00 PM

6. Yep. He can play

 

but the Rams do have an exceptional defensive line. I suspect he won't be out of a job long given the way the NFL season goes, injury-wise. If you can rush the QB effectively you will find work.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:04 PM

7. Yep, the Rams are loaded on the defensive front.

Sam was one of those "tweeners" -- a little small for DE and too slow for OLB. Basically, he is a situation pass rusher it seems. Jeff Fisher gave him a shot, and like you said, he could still make the PQ or be picked up by someone needing help at DE.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:31 PM

12. Also he needs an nfl anchor to hold his side

 

A year on the practice squad will help. 25 lbs on his hauches and ass to hold up his end.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:20 PM

10. I bet Jerry Jones jumps on him...

 

the Cowboys D can use all the help it can get.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:42 PM

13. Too slow for special teans.

 

He has a skill and knack to get to the qb. Not fast enough to play un space in a 3 4. He is a 4 3 end. But too small.

If he wants to go through the transformation he has the instincts to become Ted Washington. Not sure if his frane could take 75 to 100 more pounds.

All in all, he is going to land on his feet. I had to give up my nfl dreams in 5rh grade, since I sucked. He he seems like a smart chap.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:05 PM

21. Yes. He's just not a full time NFL talent.

 

And that can be good enough, in some cases. Not in his case, I'm afraid. He's a Rudy with more talent, just not quite enough more talent.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:20 PM

9. He is young and will probably make a practice squad and have time to develop.

This wont be the last we will see of Michael Sam, I don't think he is an exceptional player but he is good enough for the NFL.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:17 PM

15. He must be heartbroken

I feel so sorry for him. I have a young friend who's an excellent soccer player but was not picked by any team. For the last three years he's been absolutely lost, having based his whole future on doing what he loves and having very little to fall back on.
I hope Michael Sam has something more solid to rely on.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:25 PM

16. Sam isn't necessarily done.

He could get picked up on waivers, or take a year to improve some of his skills.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:08 PM

22. He's going to have to find a new career path.

 

All NFL players do, some earlier than others - average career is only three years. I'm guessing he'll wind up being an analyst, commentary or perhaps do similar work maybe in entertainment field?
He's appears to be a talented guy if not a full-fledged NFL talent.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:29 PM

17. No way Michael Sam clears waivers.

We'll know on Sunday who he's playing for.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:05 PM

19. Probably ends up in Canada.

 

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