On Monday, former NFL coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy inserted his foot in his mouth while making comments about St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam.
“I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
“It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”
What those “things” may be remains to be seen, but Sam doesn’t seem to be too concerned about the coach’s comments.
Sam responded in the most perfect of ways on Monday afternoon, when approached by the media about what Dungy had to say.
With Sam reporting to Rams training camp along with his fellow rookies, all he had to say about Dungy was “no comment.”
Sam has continued to say that he wants to keep his focus on football, and he is doing just that by refusing to engage in a war of words in the media with Dungy.
The comments made by the former Super Bowl winning coach were unnecessary and Sam seems to understand that.
By answering no comment, he is shaking off the latest bit of criticism and preparing to show his own coaches what he is capable of bringing to St. Louis when he steps out onto the field for his rookie campaign.