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’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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