Asante Samuel made the league’s all star game after the 2009 season, which should count for something. But as Deion Sanders pointed out during one Pro Bowl practice, making the team in the NFC at cornerback isn’t the same as making it in the AFC.
Any casual Eagles fan could tell you that Samuel was inconsistent, like he was during much of his Patriots career. Eagles coach Andy Reid says Samuel needs to improve.
“I think Asante knows he needs to have a better year than what he had,
even though he was a Pro Bowler,” Reid told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Samuel wasn’t at the first day of offseason conditioning, but Reid said his lightweight cornerback is hitting the weights. Perhaps Samuel will tackle someone next year.
“As good a player as he is, he can be even better,” Reid said. “And I think that’s
the way he’s handling the offseason.”