The former Ravens and Titans, now Panthers’, offensive lineman Michael Oher finally broke out his true colors towards the Academy Award-winning movie based on him: “The Blind Side.”
The movie was a very successful film as it earned actress Sandra Bullock an Oscar and grossed over $300 million. It seemed like the movie that was an inspiration to the world could do no wrong, but for the man who was the inspiration behind the film didn’t really think so highly of it. On Wednesday, Michael Oher was asked if a minor altercation with defensive end Kony Ealy was an act of frustration and that he feels he has something to prove following his decline over the last couple of years. He responded:
“I’m not trying to prove anything. 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. That’s taken away from my football. That’s why people criticize me. That’s why people look at me every single play.”
Well tell us how you really feel, why don’t ya. Hopefully things workout for him with the Panthers than it did with the Ravens and Titans.