Brandt's not exactly sure what to expect when Missouri pass rusher Michael Sam sets foot in Lucas Oil Field and the adjoining Indianapolis Convention Center to be poked and prodded by media and NFL player personnel executives alike.
"I would think Michael's appearance in Indy will be similar to what we saw with Cam and Te'o," said Brandt, an NFL Media analyst. "But we've never seen this before."
"This" is a player announcing he is gay two weeks before the combine with his sights set on becoming the first openly gay person to play in the NFL, as Sam did on Sunday.
Brandt said he was told by Sam's agent, Joe Barkett, that his client would participate fully at the combine. Barkett told Brandt that he's currently discussing logistics with the NFL and that it's still to be determined exactly how and when Sam will talk to the media.
Te'o's media appearance at the combine was pulled off rather flawlessly, considering the record-setting number of media credentials that were handed out last year and the -- let's face it -- weird circumstances.
Brandt credits Te'o's agent, Tom Condon, for handling everything "terrifically," setting everything up ahead of the combine, like Barkett is attempting to do with Sam.
Sam is scheduled to do the following at the combine:
» Friday, Feb. 21: Travel to Indianapolis, register, pre-exam and X-rays, orientation and team interviews
» Saturday, Feb. 22: Measurements, medical examinations, meet with the media, team interviews
» Sunday, Feb. 23: Psychological testing, bench press, team interviews
» Monday, Feb. 24: Onfield workouts, depart Indianapolis.