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Asante Samuel Is Raining On Eagles’ Fans Parade

The past three days as an Eagles fan was like being at an awesome college party, everything that could go right was going right, and then my ex-girlfriend shows up. I know if I play my cards right maybe I could re-kindle some old magic from years past and make the party that much better, but that’s too good to be true she showed up for some drama and now my buzz is about to be killed.

Thanks, Asante Samuel.

In a perfect world all three corners would be happy to be a Super Bowl favorite, but oh no—not Asante. You would think Asante would like another chance to play in a Super Bowl considering the Patriots perfect season literally slipped through his fingers in Super Bowl XLII.

Apparently, Samuel isn’t in the NFL to win championships; he is in it for just himself, which is why he showed up at training camp pouting. “I want to be where I’m wanted,” Samuel told reporters. “If I’m not appreciated here, then life goes on. We had our talks. If they are tired of my big play-making ability, they’ll ship me off. If they still want it, they’ll keep me here”.

If the Eagles are sick of anything it could possibly be Samuel’s attitude, or it could be the plays he doesn’t make, ya know when he goes for a pick misses and it results in 6 points for the opposing team’s offense.

Of course the media isn’t going to let Samuel off the hook that easy. They smelled diva blood in the water and they were going for the kill so they pressed him and asked him if he felt wanted by the Eagles. “It’s about 50/50 [on if he feels wanted or not] we’ll see how it goes.” Samuel pouted.

Asante, why can’t you just be cool? Why can’t you suck it up for one season to get a ring? Even if you are the 3rd corner you are a multi-millionaire, right? I am an Eagles fan I stress over bizarre circumstances; I need Asante on this roster so I don’t stress out every time Asomugha is slow to get up.

I am sure there are different schemes that Juan Castillo can come up with that makes football sense for Asante to be on the Eagles, but on the most basic level, a little depth can’t hurt. It was traumatic watching Dimitri Patterson play corner last season, as a fan I need to be more than one injury away from that experience.

Three Pro Bowl caliber corners would be awesome, but Asante Samuel has to show up at Lehigh with his passive aggressive responses to reporters and kill my buzz. Samuel apologist will say Samuel lost his starting job he has a right to be upset, which is true. But, what is wrong with just showing up and keeping stupid comments to yourself, Kevin Kolb did it for four years, all I am asking is Samuel to do it for one season.

*This is an opinion piece. Dislike my opinion? Write me on twitter @jerrybrennan

Jerry Brennan

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bobbyuk
bobbyuk
August 2, 2011 5:47 am

For one thing, has he lost his starter’s job??? And another, if he remembers, he was injured last year in the 1st Giants game–the Eagles lost the next game–to the Bears because Patterson, Allen, and Hanson all let in TD passes. The Giants torched the secondary, the Texans torched the secondary–these are games that he missed. A little competition never hurt anyone.

Baghdaddy
Baghdaddy
August 2, 2011 6:46 am

Asante……ugh…..this is what we call help. With what you guys have given your new D-Cord in terms of talent. Thinking it was done to spite you is beneath you and the team. Pouting sessions take time away from the bigger picture,,,,A SB ring. you want some love? OK!! Remind us duing training camp what it looks like when “Asante’ Happy”. The faster you guys come together as a unit with multiple facsades. You guys have a language you’ve got to learn that can only come from time on the pactice field together. Nnamdi and DRC are not the enemy!! ownership has said this years campaign will be a “All in” . The Dallas Def-Cord just said what EVERYONE in the league thinks, thought, considered, whatever. We have clearly become the “BAD GUY!”. There is just one problem. I know a Secret… “God help us if these guys are healthy come Nov.” is what the league won’t admit that they’re saying. I work on a miliary base in Iraq. The kenyan and uganda guards greet one another by saying “JAMBO” and the proper responce is “Asante” Live out the true meaning of your name and poperly greet your new brothers. With the ass kickin’s we’re going to dole out this season. Are we a SB team?! We know you would know. You got a ring. Show me how we look during Traing Camp, practice. Embrace what you’re a part of. You know I’m right.

jimmy mac
jimmy mac
August 2, 2011 7:20 am

Apple and a road map time….

jakedog
jakedog
August 2, 2011 8:25 am

Jerry, you and media are raining on the parade by making this an issue, let as ante vent, then his play will dictate his status, he’s a competitor expressing his dissatisfaction at his perceived diminished role, been there done that

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
August 2, 2011 8:39 am

I disagree Jerry. If you were to listen to Asantes interview yesterday, youd see that after the media asked him where do you want to play as in what side of the field and he said and i quote “I ll play anywhere im told to play”… He obviously was taken back by the signing of Nnamdi Asomugha but he showed up to camp willing to deal with it… i actually think this is a good thing… He didnt demand a trade either…

I heard banners interview on pftlive and he kept it real saying after they acquired nnamdi they recieved alot of phone calls about asante and that if there blown away by a deal theyd have to consider but there not really looking to get rid of a pro bowl corner back… idoubt they move Asante, this is a once in lifetime situation, you can liken it to the 4 aces over on the phillies, this doesnt happen all the time… Lets just go with it and i feel the eagles will, they wont trade asante…

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
August 2, 2011 9:25 am

I watched Asante’s interview and I didn’t get near the impression you are trying to potray here Jerry. Stop reaching.

dawkplex1221
dawkplex1221
August 2, 2011 9:32 am

hahahhah lol hahahhahahh, the freakin media. This is exactly what they did to lebron james over the years, god i hate being right. I watched the interview with Asante and he was just stating facts, and this is exactly why asante chooses to talk to the media once a week. Because they take things and put a spin on it!!!!

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
August 2, 2011 9:36 am

I dont really see much wrong with what he said at all…He spoke the truth, and you have to respect someone that speaks Real Talk….He said if he’s appreciated he’ll be here, that is truth! Also he reminded them of his play making ability..Regardless of what anyone feels or says bout Asante, fact is he has more picks than both DRC and Nnamdi combined throughout all of their careers.
The Eagles have been taking care of adding new pieces to a championship contending team. Asante should understand that and I think he does.But the Eagles should give the man some re assurance …Based on how Asante spoke, it doesn’t look like the Eagles are spitting any Real Talk. Media has reported Asante does not want to be traded. Its all in the Eagles hands, and they need tread carefully, because what they do here, may take some flavor out of this off season…

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
August 2, 2011 9:40 am

Fellas, where did you see this interview? is it the one on eagles.com?

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
August 2, 2011 9:45 am

Never mind I found it….Jerry given half the story!! Booo!!

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
August 2, 2011 9:47 am

Dawkplex, stop talking about that egomaniac wanna be kobe/jordan SOB Lebron James — you bring him up constantly, get off his sack. Lebron brought alot of it on himself so of course the media is going to bash him for it.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
August 2, 2011 9:55 am

I with most other on here. this article is disingenuous… Asante didnt make any wild demands or saying anything outrageous… Its understandable that he is confused because he isnt sure if they will trade him or not.. He says he wants to be here and he is acting like by being a bit annoyed over the new uncertainty..

It is what it is… If the media doesnt go out of their way to make mountains out of molehils, then everything will pan out soon enough

LOBANGA
August 2, 2011 1:13 pm

I watched the interview on ESPN this morning. Asante didnt say anything wrong. In fact, if you asked me, he kept it all the way funky! I think its just that his feelings was a little bit hurt! THATS ALL THERE IS TO IT! Baghdaddy, Jon Hart and RealTalk I AGREE WITH YOU ALL… Baghdaddy, WELL SAID… I LIKE YOUR POST! JAMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Butch007
Butch007
August 2, 2011 2:14 pm

Asante Samuel is just being Asante Samuel. This article is a waste of journalistic time in my opinion.

If you show up at your job tomorrow to find out that your employer has hired two people to “Assist” you in your day to tasks that you’ve been doing, in your estimation, well alone for the last couple of years you will feel odd about the whole situation and will be left wondering about what your role actually is in the employer’s mind. It’s a natural instinct that all human beings have. The fact that he wanted to shake it off, be wherever he was wanted, was just a way to deflect the confusion and hurt. I don’t see anything unusual or even slightly confrontational in his comments.