Nov 17, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Texas A&M RB Christine Michael Missed Team Meetings at NFL Combine By Oversleeping


Texas A&M Aggies running back Christine Michael was one of the top performances at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis over the past few days, but there was an incident or two that stopped his performance from being considered flawless.

Michael wowed scouts when he showed up to Indy with his impressive physique and he continued his incredible showing during on-field drills. Michael was among the top running back performers in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He also clocked in at 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

His performance was everything you could ask for from a prospect looking to make a statement, but what was the incident that stopped Michael from having his perfect performance?

Per NFL.com analyst and Former VP of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys Gil Brandt:

It is moments like this that could hurt a players stock more than anything.

Brandt did not specify whether Michael overslept once and missed both meetings or overslept on two occasions, but it is never a good look to miss a meeting with your future employer.

On top of his love for sleep, Michael did find himself in the Texas A&M doghouse his final year with the Aggies because of behavioral issues and his struggles while pass blocking. There are also a pair of medical concerns — a broken leg in 2010 and a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2011.

All that said, Michael’s on-field performance could have done enough to make a team fall in love with him and that is all it takes.

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  • Bryan Fritchie

    “It are moments like this that could hurt a players stock more than anything.”

    It are moments like this that could hurt a writers impression, too.

    “All that said, Michael’s on-field performance could have done to make a team fall in love with him and that is all it takes.”

    Proof reading = good thing.

  • bigstew17

    “Michael was the top running back performer in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He also clocked in at 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash.”
    Actually he was tied for 4th on bench, and tied for 2nd on broad jump….and his 4.54 in the 40 was only good enough for 10th best. At least attempt to be factual…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Billcephus Bill Jones

    If you are going to quote somebody, quote exactly what they say and don’t paraphrase…”Michael was among the top running back performers in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He also clocked in at 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash”. You left out the AMONG.

    • bigstew17

      I did not leave anything out actually. I copied and pasted from the “original” posted story. This has been edited. Shame on the writer for not noting that.

    • bigstew17

      Also Bill, notice the little things that are called “quotations?” They are used when directly quoting someone, which I had. Call him out, not me. Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8351121 Justin Hensley

    “Among” being the key word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8351121 Justin Hensley

    It says It is

  • bigstew17

    Hmm….another edit without saying so……

    To the writer. Josh: If you get called out on something in your writing, at least have the decency to say that you have edited and fixed the mistake rather than make the person who called it out look like a liar……you know, ethics. Just sayin.