This awful Arena Football play reminds us why Arena Football is Arena Football

There are some plays in football so laughably bad they enter the mythos of the sport: Plays like the “Butt Fumble” and whatever the Colts tried to pull on the Patriots that one time.

Then, there are plays like what transpired between the Arena Football League’s Baltimore Brigade and Cleveland Gladiators — plays so bad that you can’t look away, then make you wish you had.

Because of the nature of exhibition contests with extensive use of what are essentially training camp practice players and subsequent lack of game-planning, preseason statistics often don’t carry much weight in the final evaluation process. However, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher did tell the media that he believed Sam “could play in this league” after the latter notched 11 tackles and three sacks in four preseason games.

It just wouldn’t be with the Rams or anywhere else for that matter.

The Rams made Sam one of their final preseason cuts and opted against signing him to their practice squad. Sam got that opportunity with the Dallas Cowboys, but it was short-lived. He was released after six weeks and never signed with another franchise.

The Browns allowed a league-worst 66 sacks last season. No other team allowed Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal more than 50, so offensive line was a glaring area of need, especially on the interior.

Cleveland addressed that by signing Green Bay’s J.C. Tretter and Cincinnati’s Cheap Jerseys Mastercard Kevin Zeitler on the first day of free agency, and it extended Joel Bitonio. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas returns at left tackle, and the X-factor is whether Cameron Erving or Shon Coleman steps up at right tackle. The Browns added Roderick Johnson, Erving’s former teammate at Florida State, via the draft. This unit should be much-improved in 2017.

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