Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sweat Shouldn't Make a Sound

Johnny Manziel is having one hell of a training camp. At his current pace of overexposure, NFL fans of teams other than the Cleveland Browns will hate him with the heat of a thousand blazing suns before the final exhibition game of the 2014 season.

The overexposure isn't all Manziel's fault, of course, but he sure gives no evidence that he dislikes it in the slightest.

By contrast, let's move a few nonperforming NFL franchises west and check in on the draft's other megastory rookie, Michael Sam. This New Englander can testify he hasn't heard or read one word about Sam this summer. It's almost as if he was some anonymous low-round draft choice scuffling to make his team's final 53-man roster.

No way of knowing whether Sam's good enough to play in the NFL, but his choice of a low profile shows he's more than smart enough to do it. It also shows Jeff Fisher is a somewhat cannier coach than whoever's got the job for the Browns this season. Or do I mean month?


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