This could very well be the problem, but if that was the case he wouldn't have signed for and extra year on his contract and repeatedly post how he loves his team and teammates on twitter.
The guy is in his rookie season and we expected him to come in here and be and All-Star or All Canadian?
He put up 549 yards in his rookie season at the WORST receiving position in the offense, the far side wide out position.. He had only 54 yards less than Arland Bruce, and before you try and discount this point by saying "But Bruce was injured for 5 games" Bruce had 2 more receptions than Sam and plays in the best receiving spot on the offense at Slot Back.. Heck he even put up better numbers than Nate Coehoorn and the Edmonton fans think he did an admirable job this season.
I guess what I am trying to say is WE as fans put a massive and completely unrealistic expectation on a Rookie who actually did well given the spot on the field and touches he got.
Now I will not defend Sam on the blocking side because I too found my self yelling BLOCK SAM last night and a few times in the season. But that can be improved upon with a little work this off-season and in training camp.
Now the people saying he was a big disappointment are you only saying so because Sam didn't fulfill your expectation of him getting 1000 yards or 8-10 TDs? or because he didn't play like an All Star? Give the kid a break, it is his FIRST CFL SEASON!
I'm sure Sam is sorry he could not win Rookie Of The Year like you guys expected him too but don't worry he will be back next year and hopefully he doesn't have to live up to a Player Of The Year expectation.. :roll: