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Many of Flutie’s old CFL teammates seem to describe the years they shared with him as the most fun they ever spent playing football. Legendary Argos running back Michael (Pinball) Clemons calls Flutie his all-time favourite teammate.
“Doug had physical and mental excellence merging at the same time, and that doesn’t happen for athletes very often,? Clemons said. “He could instill a huge level of confidence in everyone around him because we knew how intelligent he was and how much harder he had studied than anyone else.?
He does admit to being focused on getting back to the NFL in his early years, which might have rubbed some the wrong way, but he would hardly be unique in feeling that way.
So yeah, I doubt the guys who played with him had a real problem with him, especially since winning helps an awful lot. But I could totally picture members of the media not liking him if he didn't cater to them. Especially anyone employed by any of the Sun papers. Some of the Sun guys here in Ottawa are outright embarrassing. (Some = Don Brennan)