Definition of a leader? According to oxforddictionaries.com a leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country: the leader of a protest group a natural leader.
Is this Sean Lee?
Sean Lee was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 55th overall selection in second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. I must admit I was stunned with the pick because I wasn’t to familiar with Lee but after looking at some game film of him at Penn State I saw the huge upside in him.
He always seemed to be around the ball making plays. Whether it was in the opponent’s backfield harassing the quarterback or stopping a running back at the point of attack.
But Lee’s rise to on field general wasn’t an easy one.
Sean Lee was hampered by a few injuries during Cowboys rookie camp and early into his rookie season, but he still played 14 games without starting. But Lee’s coming out party was the December 5th game at Indianapolis in 2010 which Lee intercepted the great Peyton Manning twice. Lee also returned one for a touchdown and set up a game-winning field goal in overtime with the other.
He’s a student of the game, a natural-born leader that you can see it in every detail. From the way he plays on the field, to the time he puts in the film room. Here is what some of his teammates have to say about Lee.
“His knowledge of the game is just amazing,” linebacker Victor Butler said. “He picks up stuff like that. He probably could coach us.”
Earlier this off-season Jason Hatcher said he didn’t know who were the leaders on this Cowboys team. He should have looked at Sean Lee. He’s not a Ray Lewis rah-rah type of leader but he’s has that blue-collar/silent assassin type work ethic you love to see in a player.
With Lee assuming the leadership role on this Cowboys team our future looks bright as they look to turn the corner and become a perennial championship caliber team we all know the Dallas Cowboys can be and should be.