Sam may have committed a faux pas a couple of weeks ago (show-boating - he never learned that in Leicester!
) but he's a solid bloke and a good player - every team needs them and you're lucky to have him imo. Not sure about the Hippo's fitness - but fit he's as good as any other of England's cadre of non-passing centres. Get him fit! With Lewis you were sold a pup - but if he'd stayed fit (admittedly that did seem unlikely mind) I doubt you'd be complaining.
You signed them with open eyes, knowing the issues and what they could give you, unfortunately they haven't paid off yet - you won't find anyone here anything but saddened by it.
I do wonder though, whether there is something in the thought that you can't simply transport players from one environment to another and expect them to just perform, especially if you are expecting them to contribute over and above what they do on the pitch to changing that environment?
Gimme the ring, kissed and toll'd
Gimme something that I missed (gimme the ring)
A hand to hold, wild and what it seems(gimme the ring)
Kill the king, when love is the law,
And the we'll turn round... (gimme the ring)