Andy Reid Tries To Diffuse The Asante Samuel ControversyBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Secondary Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Last night Andy Reid did his best to diffuse the controversial remarks made by Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. First he had a talk with Samuel and got him to recant his comments about the Eagles front office.
Secondly he released the following statement:
“I am aware of how Asante felt and we have since talked. We both left with a positive feeling going forward. As I have said previously, when we acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, we had received numerous calls on the availability of our cornerbacks. After discussing significant trade offers with other teams, we decided to keep all three cornerbacks on our team. Asante is a valuable member of our team and we appreciate all that he brings to this organization. As far as my relationship with Howie and Joe, I have a great deal of respect for both of them and I know we are all on the same page.”
I think Reid made some good moves in addressing the comments made by Samuel because this is a not a good time for distractions. If the Eagles win this game, there’s a good chance that Samuel won’t be back next season. If the Birds lose this game, I guarantee that Samuel won’t be back next season.
Very rarely has a player gone off on the Eagles like Samuel did yesterday. This was a Terrell Owens level of going off that Samuel reached.
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