Mazz: Belichick The Right Type Of Coach For Michael Sam

February 10, 2014 8:26 PM
Mazz: Belichick The Right Type Of Coach For Michael Sam
" BOSTON (CBS) – Just like Jackie Robinson broke down the color barrier in the MLB in 1947, Michael Sam is poised to break the NFL’s sexuality barrier in 2014 by becoming the first openly gay player in the sport’s history.

Even though society has moved towards a more progressive stance on this issue the same cannot be said for NFL locker rooms.

Rightly or wrongly, that’s the reality.

So for teams thinking about drafting the All-American there’s an inherent understanding that they’ll take the media circus that comes with him, and what team is best equipped to handle a situation like that than the New England Patriots?

“Bill Belichick is exactly the kind of guy that this kid needs,” said Tony Massarotti Monday afternoon. “If Belichick believes in the kid as a football player he’ll [draft him].”

As far as whether Belichick believes in distractions it’s clear that he doesn’t just given his track record. And the reason he doesn’t believe in distractions is because he never lets anything become one (see Aaron Hernandez, Tim Tebow, etc).

Michael Felger wonders if Belichick would be able to put out this fire as well "

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