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Asante Samuel Headed To Atlanta For A Seventh Round Pick

It’s a done deal.  Asante Samuel is now an Atlanta Falcon.  The Eagles traded him for a seventh round draft pick which very disappointing when you consider how productive Samuel has been here in Philadelphia.

He reworked his contract with the Falcons.  Samuel signed a three year deal for $18.5 million dollars today with Atlanta, now the Eagles will be able to line up Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at their left cornerback position and Nmandi Asomugha at the right cornerback position.

Joselio Hanson has been the Birds nickel back, who lines up on the slot receiver on passing downs in nickel or dime coverages.

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pdiddy
pdiddy
April 25, 2012 4:15 pm

Asante thanks for all the int’s good luck in the atl, except when you play the eagles.

2000man
2000man
April 25, 2012 4:27 pm

great person, great player, great loss for the birds, lets hope we get the safety over dallas

Rocko
Rocko
April 25, 2012 5:01 pm

Thanks Asante!

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
April 25, 2012 5:02 pm

Solid player, I hate to see talent leaving town. But if the money saved goes to Shady, then it had to happen.

daggolden
daggolden
April 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Its being reported it was a 7th round pick. Enjoy the hard hitting DRC, lol

atra1781
April 25, 2012 5:14 pm

Horrible deal. The 7th round pick will be a practice squad cupcake.

I hope they lose every game and Reid gets fired….

Stevo
Stevo
April 25, 2012 5:15 pm

7th

larrwd
larrwd
April 25, 2012 5:16 pm

we just traded away one of the best corners in the game for nothing… why didnt they ask him to take a pay cut … i have a feeling asumough isnt that good… drc is the fastest player on the team and will make some big plays for us but wont be as consistent

larrwd
larrwd
April 25, 2012 5:20 pm

wow he did take a pay cut instead of 2 years 21.5 million.. he agreed to 3 years 18.5 million .. we just got robbed

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 25, 2012 5:20 pm

The Asante Samuel trade had more to do with money than anything else. They can now play a scheme that is more tailored to Nnamdi’s strengths.

The writing was on the wall last year when they signed Nnamdi and when they implemented the Wide 9.

Stevo
Stevo
April 25, 2012 5:25 pm

would have liked more but honestly, this HAD to happen.

they are going back to playing tough D. Its happening…. after years of witching, i get my wish. I am sad to see Asam go- but we need to move NNamdi outside. If the birds grab Gilmore tomorrow i will have no problem at all with that.
Our D line will be smashing again this year, our LB’s Better be better and the Cb’s are looking tougher.

Birds have gotten it right ALMOST every time when trading away their former stars. His contract was the issue. NOW we have the scratch to pay Shady and Maklin. We cant have it all boys.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 25, 2012 5:25 pm

A 7th round pick? I need some icons or something to express how sad that is… yet at the same time its ridiculously funny..

*facepalm*

Stevo
Stevo
April 25, 2012 5:26 pm

larrwd- no, he wouldnt take the cut from us, that was the point. PLUS- he does not fit what we want to do. Does anyone else remember the bubble screen game? I loved asam but we arent running that D anymore.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 25, 2012 5:28 pm

Think about it.. If we had just gotten Asante at this price? we would be laughing right now..

Their plan had better work…

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 25, 2012 5:37 pm

Let me educate some of you just so you can put it in perspective and I’m not calling anyone out.

Nnamdi Asomugha is a press man corner. One of, if not THE best in the game with it. DRC is also a corner who’s strengths are press man coverage. Asante Samuel is a corner who plays off the receiver and also gambles way too much, more of a zone scheme corner, that is his strength.

The Eagles run a Wide 9 defense that doesn’t use blitzing to get to the quarterback. This scheme is all about throwing the timing of the QB off. In order to do that, you need corners that are going to press the Wide Receivers at the line of scrimmage.

Now stay with me here….

Asante CAN play press man but it is not his strength and he certainly can’t do it over the course of an entire game. The bigger wide receivers in this league will toss him around.

So here’s the situation, you have a corner that is making almost 10 mil a year on your roster, yet he doesn’t FIT the defensive scheme you are trying to run. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole and it’s really not that difficult to accept this trade if you think about it. If they didn’t find a trade partner, they were going to release him and have 2 million in dead money, so be it. They tried to get a 3rd for him but no one is going to give that for a DB in his 30’s.

So in closing, Age Money and Style were all against Asante Samuel. Three strikes means you’re out.

Subscribe to me, I can educate ya.

lionsden
lionsden
April 25, 2012 5:41 pm

This is an excellent move by the Eagles. Many positives with this moves… increase in cap space that gives them approx. $20+mil, no chemistry issues or controversies at CB, and Shady can get his contract to avoid a situation like DJax from last year. This also makes me believe that they will try to make one or two more FA moves ahead which I hope includes a big target possession WR.

But outside of that we just shipped our 3 CB problem to a conference rival. Let’s see how the Falcons handle that situation. Who’s to say Asante will even be starting over Robinson or Grimes when we play them after the bye?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 5:43 pm

no Rasheed1 – this is GCOBB.com

if we had just made a great trade to (like for instance the trade to get the new MLB) you would see a complete and total roll reversal –

the guys on here now saying ‘I can’t believe we let him go’

would be going ‘holy shit – this guy is worthless – if he were any good they wouldn’t be letting him go for that price’ like they did when we got the new MLB

the guys sayng ‘lets keep him’ would be going ‘holy shit, this guy missed a couple games each of the last couple season – he is damaged goods –

like they did when we go tthe new middle linebcaker –

and those of use saying – well we got him becuase he didn;t fit the teams scheme and they needed to unload cap space – would be called front office ball lickers – like what happened when we got the new MLB

see Rasheed – there are certain people on here that matter what decision the eagles make, no matter how logical, no matter how clear cut, will always find something to bitch about –

here is a prime example – the reasons we let Asante go and the reasons the TExans let Ryans go – yet for the Falcons this is a steal and for us – we bought damaged goods

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 5:49 pm

BoB – way to logical and straight forward. Way too much common sense. The only possible retort is to tell you that you enjoy cherry mashed in peanut butter from Andy’s bellybutton

sullybleedsgreen
sullybleedsgreen
April 25, 2012 6:06 pm

7th rd pick just sounds like the Eagles got owned in this deal! As long as Shady gets his new deal/ extension before the year I guess this will be worth it. Would be very funny if they use this pick on Burfict…

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
April 25, 2012 6:08 pm

Navy –Assante was a fantastic football player, a pro bowler for the Eagles, why can’t fans be upset ?
I think the best move the Eagles made this year was to trade Winston Justice – he was making 5 million and it was essentially guaranteed so it was cheaper to keep him than release him – Howie gets a high five for that move — Poor Andrew Luck is going to get hurt with Justice and Anthony Costanzo pass blocking

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 25, 2012 6:09 pm

7?

To Quote Jake, “I picked it up at the Mount Prospect City police auction last spring…..They were practically giving them away!!”

Better chance that undrafted rookies make it than 7th rounders.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 25, 2012 6:10 pm

Love it Sully. Burfict. That’ll change EVERYTHING!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 6:13 pm

E0S – dude – I absolutley agree with everything you said about Asante – and you can surely be upset – it is tough when a fan favorite leaves – no doubt –

then I recommend you read the posts above by Lionsden and BoB – its a business.. in all honesty – they shoul dhave traded him last year – they didn’t for whatever reason –

as for Justice – he was never as bad as everyone made him out to be and never as good as he should have become – I rmemeber thinking he was going to be a 2nd round steal… he did have som emoments – good and bad – but yeah – the way Hermanns played at tackle and Mathis at Guard – no way you could keep him..

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Sully and Vinny – I was thinking the exact same thing – that would be hilarious –

as a matter of fact – I think that should be the goal – lets draft Burflict with the pick we got for Asante – trying to figure out how Songs can bitch his way around that one?

hot97x
hot97x
April 25, 2012 6:20 pm

anyone complaining about this trade just doesn’t understand enough about football and the importance of how players fit into a scheme. this isn’t the NBA or MLB, you can’t just collect talent with disregard to how they fit together.

mryan
mryan
April 25, 2012 6:20 pm

Its a bitter pill to swallow, but it had to be done to lock down the youth. We still take the $2M dead $ hit so it frees up about $8.5M this yr giving us about $19.5 M in cap space. It is going to cost about $5-5.5 to sign our draft picks so the intent has to be to resign/extend our own. Extend Shady and lock up Maclin before he hits his contract year in 2013. See if you can sign DRC to a team friendly deal that gives us an out in 2013 if he’s not our guy. Getting rid of Asante allows us to preserve some roster continuity for the next 2-3 yrs.

Frank22
Frank22
April 25, 2012 6:52 pm

Agree birdo… Let’s roll!

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
April 25, 2012 6:54 pm

hot…this is what we do know…Juan Castillo is still trying to figure out the scheme, let alone the players.

DRC was getting torched while he was in arizona so they decided to dump him in a trade for bum ass Kolb.

Asante Samuel is a better corner than DRC.

So, how is he better than Asante in this scheme again?……and if he was suited better why didn’t the coaches start him ahead of Asante?

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
April 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Songs — hard to disagree with that

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 25, 2012 7:31 pm

I like the DeMeco Ryans trade… I give the eagles credit for that… But as far as this goes… I think Asante is the best corner we had… I would welcome a trade if was for at least a fourth..

I saw the Eagles play more zone than I care to remember last year, and I recall them saying they’ll do it again this year..

lol.. I dont know what the hell Juan Castillo was running last year…

its a huge gamble that he’ll straighten it out this year..

If they are right? then I’ll be the first one to congratulate them, and say I was wrong to question them..

If they are wrong? I’ll be there with the shovel to help bury these guys

dman
dman
April 25, 2012 7:32 pm

7th rd pick for Samuel? What a joke! Show me a 7th rounder that will be compatible with samuel’s talent. Won’t f**king happen. Sure Asante was a pain in the ass at times, but give him away for a 7th rd pick?? Just goes to show they didn’t wanna pay that 9 mil

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
April 25, 2012 7:45 pm

dman — Asante was offered to every team not just Atlanta. No one wanted him —– Atlanta guaranteed nothing on his new contract so he is not a lock to make their season roster – it is 50/50 he plays in Atlanta next season, they have two expensive Corners on their roster already so it might be Duante Robinson and Asante Samuel fighting for one spot

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
April 25, 2012 7:51 pm

great…a late rd pick for a possible NFL hall of fame guy….right on time !

The reincarnation of Reno Mahe can be drafted to fair catch punts.

Stevo
Stevo
April 25, 2012 7:52 pm

lion- YES- ive been trying to explain this to people but they dont get it. The major prob last year is that Juan didnt know what he was doing. Remember the thinking- get play makers at every position- what could go wrong? well- we found out….. they need to work as a unit. I never understood why they wouldnt even consider moving asam. every body else moved around- but not asam.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 8:00 pm

dman – are you the one with the sports bar in oceanside? If so – what’s the name

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
April 25, 2012 8:12 pm

What’s done is done, Asante is now a falcon. Let’s move on. I’m interested in getting this draft under way. Defense, Defense, Defense!!! I’m sure some people will be ready to bitch before the Eagles hand in their selection card!!!

dman
dman
April 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Yes i am. Wings-pizza-n-things is the name. 4225 oceanside blvd. Oceanside, ca. 92056. You live out this way?

larrwd
larrwd
April 25, 2012 8:33 pm

With the 15th pick in the 2012 NFL draft the Philadelphia eagles select Cordy Glenn , guard, Goergia…. hope yall are ready for that

dman
dman
April 25, 2012 8:39 pm

0superbowl- I understand where your coming from, but I think the majority of the teams were gun shy because of his contract. And yes maybe also for his horrible tackling abilities…but is DRC really the answer at corner? Not sold on him. Huge yr for DRC considering he’s in the final yr of his deal. I just hope he pans out or else we wont have that experience that we desperately need at corner. Maybe try converting Jarrett at corner?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 8:39 pm

dman – coronado – I am going to grab aolwest and come catch a game at your place! It will be worth the ride!

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 25, 2012 8:41 pm

Mryan. I agree with 2 your 3 suggestions. McCoy – yes. Maclin – yes. DRC – no way. He’s got to actually do something. (and even if he does I think its the patented “contract year” bounce) Samuel had to go – esp for salary cap reasons, but I really think DRC is up for replacement after this season. I’m not a fan of that lazy guy.

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
April 25, 2012 8:43 pm

I have a Xbox, PS3 and a Wii… The Wii although a fun system to play does not fit into the kind of gaming I prefer to play so I sold it pretty cheap on craigslist…. This story applies to Nmandi, DRC and Asante.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 25, 2012 8:44 pm

But of course, grumbling about corners is pretty irrelevant. As long as we draft Burfict. That guy will lead us to 6 SBs. Can’t wait.

Butch007
Butch007
April 25, 2012 8:58 pm

Dumb, dumb move…unfortunately it’s typical of the Eagles, particularly in the Howie Roseman era. This organization’s scouting report must read like AJ Feely’s “Makes Critical Errors at Critically Important Times.”

dman
dman
April 25, 2012 9:11 pm

That would be awesome! Would love to see more Eagles fans at my bar. 30 beers on tap along with 35 tv’s. Looking forward seeing you guys

sullybleedsgreen
sullybleedsgreen
April 25, 2012 9:12 pm

Larrwd- it def won’t be Glenn, he is not a Howard Mudd type player… Cordy Glenn Is way to big to be in this system but I definitely understand what your thinking! I’m sticking with Stephon Gilmore as the #15 but would be more than happy if Fletcher Cox or Quinton Coples was the pick!

dman
dman
April 25, 2012 9:12 pm

1st rd is on me

sullybleedsgreen
sullybleedsgreen
April 25, 2012 9:14 pm

Vinnie I just ordered my Burfict jersey online today!!! 2012 defensive player of the year!!!

paulman
paulman
April 25, 2012 9:23 pm

The way I look at it, the only other choice was to release him (Samuel was not going to rework his Deal to stay in Philly, it goes against everything he stands for) If he was released, the Cowboys would have signed him in a heartbeat..
At least he went to another Team and they 7th Round Pick will probably end up being a Punter to give Punter Henry some Competition…
The CB shceme will be a Press-Man Cover scheme to take advantage of Asmo’s and DRC best abilities with their size and long arms …Most of us knew this was comeing and this really should have happened last year but the Eagles were “all-in” and tried to make it work which is obviously didn’t, but do keep in mind that the last 2 Seasons by Decemeber, Samueks Knees swell up to the point that he can’t practice and has even missed the finaal couple of games each Season and I expect that as he gets older, his knees will continue to flare up more often.. Bottome line, Samuel had to go and as far as Castillo goes with Coaching and calling the schemes for the Def Secondary, it’s not happneing, Todd Bowles will ahve full reign in calling the formations and schemes coverages with the Secondary as DL Coach Washburn has the Def/Line, Castillo will concentrate on the LB Corps..

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 25, 2012 10:17 pm

Dman – appreciate that – can’t wait to get the season rolling!

Pman – the program is to draaft burflict with that 7th rounder (if not – I would bet a FB – even if just for the PS)

Butch – I for one would love to hear why you think it is a dumb move? clearly there were not a bunch of teams beating our door down for Samuel – as it has been a well known fact the eagles have been trying to trade him for a while….. how would you have played team D with one corner whose strength was to lay off and jump routes and two other corners whose strength was press man?? And remember – I am the guy that was screaming last yeear that it was bullshit that Asmo couldn;t play zone? He should have been able to – no problem – it just wasn;t his strength –

educate me brother! The draft is tommorrow and then we can have real things to talk about