Asante: Things Went Downhill After I Left

From an entertainment standpoint, Asante Samuel’s presence at Lehigh is sorely missed.

Many of us had gotten used to his constant back-and-forth with wide receivers coach David Culley during one-on-one wide receiver/cornerback drills. And the way he led the defensive backs in a “Get money!” chant at the end of practice, while other positional groups went with more conventional phrases like “Hard work!”

And even though Samuel is now down in Atlanta with the Falcons, he’s going to get plenty of questions about his time here with the Birds.

In fact, it only took him about four minutes to bring up the Eagles during a recent interview with ESPN.com’s Ashley Fox.

“Seems like I left, and things started to go downhill,” Samuel said. “[Team president] Joe [Banner] left. What’s going on? Maybe they should hire me in the front office over there somewhere [to] keep everything together.”

Perhaps the only surprise here is that Samuel didn’t mention he could have helped with Andy Reid’s diet or Jeffrey Lurie’s divorce.

As we’ve mentioned several times, Samuel will return to the Linc when the Eagles host the Falcons on Oct. 28.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.ronald.754 Donald Ronald

    This dude just doesn’t shut up. His disrespectful antics during the Military tribute made me really hate him.

  • Justin

    I can’t wait to see him get burned up and down the field October 28th.

  • BaBa Boooey

    By October 28, Asante will be relegated to back CB and might not see the field much against the Eagles.

  • jamshid

    stop being classic eagles fans… the guy is great, he played his heart out for the team. so chill out, hes allowed to be ticked off for being dumped over for a 7th round pick and being called a player in “steep decline”

  • Septhinox

    I can’t wait for us to run right at him and Shady to run him over 20 times.