Philadelphia Eagles Should Part Ways With “Me-First” Asante Samuel

June 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Eagles went out and signed Asante Samuel before the 2008 season, I was completely on board because of his play-making abilities. The Eagles were dead last with only 11 interceptions in 2007, and bringing in Samuel would certainly help that.

Samuel, according to some, was a system-player fit for a soft zone coverage and not Jim Johnson's man-on-man press style of defense, but the numbers were too much to ignore.

But now, only two seasons into a six-year deal, I'm ready to see Samuel out of Philadelphia.

His lack of tackling and bigger-than-the-team attitude is exactly what the Eagles, and every other team in the league, does not need. He's a guy who has let his individual accolades get to his head, and he's now a detriment to the team.

Case in point:

"I don't care about [my critics]," Samuel said. "I know I go out there and do my job and make it to the Pro Bowl. If you got to say something about a guy that got nine picks and makes it to the Pr...

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