February 12, 2014

IS SAM RIGHT FOR WILL?

NO one has asked this question yet (as far as I know), so I will:

How would you feel about the Eagles drafting Michael Sam?

I’m not asking “How would you feel about the Eagles drafting a gay player?” I’m asking “How would you feel about the Eagles drafting THIS gay player?”

Let me speak plain. Sam being gay is an issue. We (NFL fans in general) wouldn’t be discussing it if it weren’t. 

What is Trent Cole’s religion? Does Riley Cooper have any Black friends? Does DeSean Jackson plan on moving out of Philly now? Nobody cares about those issues, so nobody is talking about them.

Yet here we are. Talking about Michael Sam. Learning about his family. Reading stories about how who he came out to, and when. Most of this carried by the NFL’s website.

And the man hasn’t even made a roster yet. So it’s an issue.

I ask about Sam because the aforementioned Cole, is not getting any younger, and it’s iffy whether or not Brandon Graham will be here for long. So we need a guy to man that spot.

With issues in the Secondary and Sam being a later round prospect anyway, he seems the sort of player that the Eagles could “get around to” in the 4th or 5th. Also considering that Philly is the kind of city that already its own Gayborhood he might find that on Day One he already had more community support here than he might find in many NFL markets.

But then again…

And so I asking YOU. What do you think about drafting the guy? (Freudian slip! I just typed an “a” instead of a “u”. Ughhhhh!)

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