Sean Morey

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    missed in the eternally ongoing and "heartwarming" story of the Bus-with-no-gas pedal returning to his beloved Detroit to play in Super Bowl XL (which also describes his ever-growing waistline), another interesting story was nearly completely overlooked. i say nearly even though ESPN never mentioned it at all, because it made it to the NFL Europe website.

    the story concerns Sean Morey, a gifted athlete who has played both wide receiver and cornerback in his struggle to make it to the NFL. while earning accolades in NFLE at both positions in various stints overseas, his place in the NFL came merely with the ever-tenuous position of white special teams demon.

    Morey's story

    February 3, 2006
    NFL Europe



    Sean Morey has taken a hard route to Super Bowl XL. (waynepaulo.com)
    Pittsburgh wide receiver Sean Morey is not going to be the best known player on the field when the Seahawks and Steelers meet in Super Bowl XL, but he just might have taken the longest and hardest road to get here. After three years in NFL Europe and a circuitous route through the NFL, the special teams maven has his moment in the sun.

    Morey played for the Barcelona Dragons in 2000 and 2001, and although he distinguished himself as a hard worker, injuries and a change of position - from receiver to corner - meant that he struggled to find an NFL team willing to take him on board.

    "The first year I went to NFL Europe I was injured, I had a high ankle sprain and I limped through the entire season, though a lot of pain" Morey explained. "The second year I went over to play defense so I was out of position and people really hadn't seen what I was able to do as a receiver."

    That led him to decide to return in his natural position in 2003, and his hard work and effort for Jack Bicknell's team secured him a roster spot with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    "The third year I went there in such good shape that I wanted to prove myself to the Eagles and show my confidence at the wide receiver position so that they would give me a chance to make the team and play special teams. Going back that third year and getting into the line up with the Eagles that preseason made all the difference."

    The grateful Morey repaid head coach Andy Reid's faith in him - being elected Philadelphia's special teams MVP for the 2003 season and becoming their special teams captain. However, just when it looked like he had found a footballing home, Morey was unexpectedly cut, despite earning the accolades from both his peers and the media.

    "In my eyes, just to get that one year with the Eagles, just to make it to be special teams captain and an all-pro for Dr. Z's in Sports Illustrated, I had lived my dream," he admits. I had accomplished what I wanted to do. I just wanted to dress out for a NFL game and I never thought that I'd be here at the Super Bowl, as much as I dreamed about it."

    Not only is Morey going to be in Super Bowl XL - his persistence and doggedness, qualities embodied by his new teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers - they have voted him to be their special teams captain for this game.

    "I feel good to be here. It's been a long time waiting and obviously this is something every kid dreams of, to be here," Morey explains. "I'm going to try to keep myself composed up until game time so I can put it all out on the field."


    Morey is happy to have this chance to be in the biggest game of his life. (waynepaulo.com)
    Is he disappointed that the Steelers probably will not be sending him in to the game to play at wide receiver? Of course not. Morey prides himself on his special teams role, and knows that he has as much of a shot as making a game-turning play there as he does with the ball in his hands.

    "Let's be honest, I am type-cast as a special teams player, but I understand that role," Morey says. "The fact that I'm here and playing and I have a chance to be out there for the coin toss at the Super Bowl, who'd have thought that? I've been to four championship games and this past year is the first time I've won. I don't care what they call me, just let me play and I'm happy.

    "I'm going to try to keep it in perspective. It's just a game, it really is and I'm going to enjoy it. It will be an opportunity to showcase our talents, and on special teams I'm hoping to make a big play, maybe cause a turnover, whatever I can do to change the course of the game."

    He may not have the name Bettis, Roethlisberger or Ward on his back, but the Seahawks better keep an eye out for number 81, because if he has his way, this could be Morey's day.

    here's the link: http://www.nfleurope.com/news/story/9206192
     
  2. The Duke

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    [QUOTE

    Is he disappointed that the Steelers probably will not be sending him in to the game to play at wide receiver? Of course not. Morey prides himself on his special teams role, and knows that he has as much of a shot as making a game-turning play there as he does with the ball in his hands.

    "Let's be honest, I am type-cast as a special teams player, but I understand that role," Morey says. "The fact that I'm here and playing and I have a chance to be out there for the coin toss at the Super Bowl, who'd have thought that? I've been to four championship games and this past year is the first time I've won. I don't care what they call me, just let me play and I'm happy. [/QUOTE]


    Good article, but written so according to caste propaganda. Is Morey disappointed he won't be playing wide receiver? "Of course not." How dare any white receiver feel otherwise. Morey says all the right things, except he should have something to the effect that "I know I could be an even better receiver than I am a special teams player and I'm waiting for the team to give me a chance to prove myself there as well." How could it hurt?
     
  3. whiteCB

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    Like his work ethic but man what a loser attitude he has. Would a black player or any winner in general say a comment like they don't care if they're on the field a lot they just like being on special teams. He sounding like he's content with the fact that he thinks he'll always be a special teams player and with an attitude like that he always will be.
     
  4. emt1

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    well, if morey speaks his mind about it he probably would be cut and sent packing
     
  5. Freedom

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    I think there are several players in the NFL like this. White skill guys have to be. For blacks, its optional. There are probably black players like this. You just never hear about them(white or black) too often.

    The black ones usually get a chance eventually. White ones don't.
     
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    Why can't a white guy(Morey) just say "I'm always going to do my best in hope of becoming a starter someday". Instead of saying he's happy about not playing a lot. Whats wrong with that?
     
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    Did anyone catch the kick off return that Morey had against Cleveland? I guess somehow Morey was actually allowed to return a kick for once( I'm sure it was lack of oversight on long time Caste supporter Bill Cowher's part), and he immediately busted off a 76 return. Now you think that such a play would earn Morey another return opportunity, but no, the very next kick off the speed burner Najeh Davenport back as the primary return man. The continued under utilization and general mistreatment of Morey is total disgrace. If one doubts that a Caste System exists then they need look no further than soon to ended career of WR/"Special teams demon" Sean Morey. Edited by: RedBeard
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    Morey has signed a three year deal, following newhead coach Ken Whisenhunt from Pittsburgh to Arizona.


    Will Morey actually get to play receiver with the Cardinals? There's no reason he can't be the team's third receiver behind Fitzgerald and Bouldin. Let's even say the fourth receiver, as per Caste System protocol,former first round pick/perennial bust Bryant Johnson should still get about five more years to prove conclusively that he's not very good.


    Morey was the signal caller for the Steelers special teams. He's fast, has very good hands, and he went to an Ivy League school. But somehow he's incapable of playing receiver. Will be interesting to see if Whisenhunt uses him any differently.
     
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    Congratulations to Sean Morey on making the Pro Bowl as the White Special Teams Demon. Mike Tomlin didn't want you on his Steelers team, but Ken Whisenhunt knew you could play. (Well, still not WR, but it's all we've got, I guess.)
     
  10. GreatLakeState

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    From Brown U. website:

    Brown's Morey Named to 2009 NFL Pro Bowl
    Created: 12/17/2008 11:50:27 AM

    Courtesy of Darren Urban, azcardinals.com

    Former Brown standout and current Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Sean Morey was named the NFC special teams starter for the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl.

    Morey finished his career at Brown (1995-98) with an Ivy League record 251 receptions for 3,850 yards and 40 touchdowns. He was voted the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year as a junior when he caught 74 passes for an Ivy League record 1,434 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Marshfield, Mass., native is the only athlete in school history to have his number (24) retired and was recently inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame.

    Perhaps no player was more moved by the selection than Morey, the special-teams standout in his eighth season, fourth team and first Pro Bowl. Morey blocked the overtime punt against Dallas that turned into the Cards' game-winning touchdown.

    Morey credited his hockey-playing wife, Cara, for sacrificing her Olympic dream to let him play football, and credited every coach he had ever played for to reach such a personal achievement.

    "I have lived my dream playing in the NFL," Morey said. "I have been cut more times than I'd like to admit. But even this team, I have a Heisman Trophy winner (Matt Leinart) and an NFL MVP (Warner) that I catch passes from every day at practice. I have been really blessed to come to Arizona."
     
  11. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Morey is an unbelievably gifted athlete who has the physical talents to be a starter at wide receiver, kick/punt returner, or cornerback in the NFL.

    if it were a league based on merit, he would be a household name and a long-time stalwart either at cornerback or wide receiver instead of having dwelt on the fringes of the NFL for the last near-decade and suffered lack of opportunity/recognition simply because of his skin color.

    that's plain and simple fact.
     

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