MIchael Oher blames ‘The Blindside’ for his slide
Michael Oher whose life story was portrayed in the 2009 hit movie “The Blind Side” is now blaming the movie and it’s star Sandra Bullock for ruining his pro football career.
The former Baltimore Raven now Carolina panthers offensive tackle, had this to say:
“I’m not trying to prove anything,” Oher told ESPN Wednesday. “People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. They don’t really see the skills and the kind of player I am. That’s why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field.
“This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not … that has nothing to do with football. It’s something else off the field. That’s why I don’t like that movie.”
If you have any idea how hard it is to find good offensive tackles in the National Football League, then you would know that they wouldn’t care if you were in “The Blind Side” or “Sharknado” as long as you could keep those sack-hungry lineman away from their quarterback. In Oher’s case his job would be to protect his quarterback Cam Newton, whom the Panthers just signed to a 100 million dollar contract.
Oher’s right in that the movie has nothing to do with football. What he needs to do is stop worrying about what has nothing to do with football and concentrate on what does.