The Falcons never mind bold moves, and they made another one this offseason. GM Thomas Dimitroff engineered a trade with the Eagles for interception-happy CB Asante Samuel, giving them a playmaker in the secondary. After being kinda out of place in Philadelphia in his last season there, where will Samuel fit in for the Falcons? Well… Coach Mike Smith mentioned an interesting option on the driving range here in South Lake Tahoe. “I think his production on the ball has been outstanding throughout his career – 40-plus interceptions,” Smith told me, explaining what he likes about Samuel. “He’s a guy that you can play on the No. 1 receiver and match him, so that’s going to give us some flexibility […]
Posts Tagged ‘Asante Samuel’
Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Week 1 injuries 2011, Aaron Kampman, Alphonso Smith, Antoine Bethea, Arian Foster, Asante Samuel, Austin Collie, Chris Cooley, Corey Peters, Dashon Goldson, Donte' Stallworth, Eben Britton, James Hall, Javon Ringer, Jeff Otah, Jon Beason, Justin Tuck, LaRon Landry, marion barber, Michael Hoomanawanui, Mike Jenkins, Oshiomogho Atogwe, Phil Costa, Robert Gallery, Sidney Rice, Steve Smith, Terence Newman, Todd McClure, Travis Beckum, Tyron Smith, Vince Young, Zach Miller
The official Week 1 injury reports for all 32 teams are in, so let’s take a lap around the league to look at some of the notable players whose status might be in question this week.
Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 | Steve Wyche Tags: Cover Two Podcast, Asante Samuel, DeSean Jackson, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Joe Banner, Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick, New York Jets, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress, Ronnie Brown, Santonio Holmes, Vince Young
Appearing on the “Cover Two Podcast” with Steve Wyche and Bucky Brooks, Eagles president Joe Banner openly discussed how the team is actively entertaining trade offers for cornerback Asante Samuel, who could be the odd man out in the secondary after the acquisitions of Nnamdi Asomugha (free agency) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (trade).
Posted: Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Jay Cutler, Asante Samuel, Brian Urlacher, Caleb Hanie, Chicago Bears, Darnell Dockett, Kirk Morrison, Lovie Smith, Maurice Jones-Drew, NFC Championship Game
Before Todd Collins even had time to get pulled in favor of Caleb Hanie, the court of public opinion had already convicted Jay Cutler of having no heart because he was on the sideline with a knee injury.
Rex Ryan went out of his way to tout Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s best player. But is Revis even the best cornerback in the league?
Posted: Sunday, December 19th, 2010 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Asante Samuel, DeSean Jackson, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews, Week 15 inactives, Winston Justice
The Eagles will have WR DeSean Jackson and CB Asante Samuel in the lineup for Sunday’s NFC East showdown with the Giants.
Texans WR Andre Johnson will not be suspended following his brawl with Titans CB Cortland Finnegan, sources told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. Good news for those counting on Johnson for the final weeks of the fantasy football regular season.
Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Brian Baldinger Tags: Four Downs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Asante Samuel, Austen Lane, Dimitri Patterson, Eli Manning, Four Downs, Hue Jackson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jeremy Mincey, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Quintin Mikell, Terrance Knighton, Tom Cable, Tom Coughlin, Tyson Alualu
Another week of film works brings the latest edition of Four Downs, with a look at a few things that caught my eye. Enjoy Week 12 everyone.
Giants QB Eli Manning might be one of the biggest enigmas in the NFL.
Eagles coach Andy Reid just announced that CB Asante Samuel is out this week because he failed his concussion test. Reid also announced the QB Michael Vick is out, too. Although that was rather expected.
Posted: Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 | Frank Tadych Tags: Asante Samuel, Chris Reis, Clinton Portis, Darren McFadden, Delanie Walker, Derrick Morgan, Frank Tadych, Jacoby Jones, Jonathan Joseph, Jordan Shipley, Justin Gage, Kevin Dockery, Le'Ron McClain, Melvin Bullitt, Michael Vick, Morgan Burnett, Nick Barnett, Paul Kruger, Pete Carroll, Pierson Prioleau, Ray Rice, Riley Cooper, Roy Williams, Russell Okung, Steve Smith, Week 4 injuries 2010, Willis McGahee
It was a rough day on the injury front for the Eagles, who lost Michael Vick, Asante Samuel and WR Riley Cooper.
Eagles CB Asante Samuel suffered a concussion against the Redskins and didn’t return to the game.
Patriots Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins hasn’t backed off his demand for a trade. But at least one Patriots veteran hopes the team will reconsider its position.
Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | Aron Angel Tags: Asante Samuel, Best in the Biz, Champ Bailey, Charles Woodson, Darrelle Revis, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, NFL Total Access, Nnamdi Asomugha, Rod Woodson
The “NFL Total Access” crew unveiled their latest Best in the Biz segment Tuesday, going over the best cornerbacks in the league.
Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Asante Samuel, Chad Pennington, Charles Rogers, Miami Dolphins, Mike Williams, Pete Carroll, Philadelphia Eagles, Roy Williams, Seattle Seahawks, Tyler Thigpen
Former first-round draft pick Mike Williams is trying to make something out of his career, hitching on with his former college coach Pete Carroll in Seattle. But Williams knows that he must atone for some of his mistakes. Kind of like a 12-step program for draft busts.