Herm Edwards repeatedly called Michael Sam by the wrong name and compared the openly gay NFL prospect to a player with off-the-field issues in a disaster of an appearance tonight on ESPN.
Look, we get that ESPN needed analysis from one of its NFL experts. But couldn't they find someone more willing and informed than Herm Edwards? SportsCenter anchor Steve Levy looks pained at times trying to get through the conversation with Herm, who repeatedly trails off into nonsensical ellipsis-ized asides. Worse yet, Edwards made an awful attempt to compare Mike Sam to a "player with off the field issues [...] he's bringing baggage into your locker room."
Herm Edwards on ESPN just now looking and sounding like he spent the past 48 hours drinking in a seedy Reno hotel.
— Andre Linoge (@AndrosonT) February 10, 2014
herm edwards says the word "gay" with the grace of a child explaining that they broke something
— jordan (@jordansarge) February 10, 2014
— Jeff McGee (@Jeff_McGee_) February 10, 2014
Is Herm Edwards drunk right now? The awkward stops, the incoherent rambling (moreso than usual)...why bring him in to the Michael Sam convo?
— Nate Edwards (@NateGEdwards) February 10, 2014