We’ve seen it happen before so why not again?
3rd year New Orleans Jaguar semi-professional football player James McClue is spending his days holding a handmade sign outside the New Orleans Saints team facility stating he will “lock down receivers 4 food.”
McClue saw the story of Joe Anderson, a semi-pro who recently tried doing the same and was granted a workout by the Houston Texans. Anderson was later added to the practice squad of the New York Jets, not too shabby of a gig.
The 26-year-old is currently studying visual arts at Dillard University, told reporters “I really want to play for the Saints, they need DB’s.”
McClue is not the first player to copy what Anderson did. A former college football player tried the same outside the Cleveland Browns facility, and the Browns asked to see his game film.
McClue noted that he has;t heard anything back yet from management although he rains hopeful.
According to nola.com, McClue, who did not play college football, said he drew inspiration from Breaux for his football comeback from a neck injury that kept him from playing football in college.
Breaux played for a short time with the semi-pro Louisiana Bayou Vipers out of Hammond, before he played two seasons in Canada with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He then joined the Saints for a standout rookie season in 2015.
McClue has tried to follow the path set by Breaux, as he worked out for Tiger-Cats coaches last month during a local tryout in Metairie. While there, he met Breaux, who watched from the sideline.
“He talked to a few of us,” McClue said. “He was like, ‘Don’t give up. Keep grinding.’ He said people will question why you’re doing this and say you’re wasting your time and that it’s not worth it. He said ‘it’s worth it.'”