Asante Samuel tells Eagles fans: You better cheer for me

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After playing the last four seasons in Philadelphia with the Eagles, Asante Samuel will make his return to Philadelphia with the Falcons on Sunday. And he says he’ll be stunned if Philly fans don’t give him a warm welcome.

In an odd scene in the Falcons’ locker room on Thursday, with Samuel holding court for reporters while wearing his helmet, Samuel said, “I’ve got a lot of personality issues” and ranted about his feelings for Philadelphia.

“They better cheer for me,” Samuel said. “They’re going to cheer for me or we’re going to have a problem right there in Lincoln Financial Stadium. All y’all fans, all I did for y’all, y’all better cheer for me.”

Samuel, who was traded to the Falcons prior to the season, acknowledged that getting traded makes him more motivated to face the Eagles.

“It’s not any game, I’m going back home,” Samuel said. “It’ll be exciting. They’ll be happy to see me. Everybody gonna cheer for me.”

Eagles fans aren’t exactly known for cheering everybody, so Samuel may be surprised by his reception on Sunday.

32 responses to “Asante Samuel tells Eagles fans: You better cheer for me

  1. Asante Samuel will suffer a season ending ankle injury after a crack back block.
    Eagles 57
    Falcons 0

    Eagles will win Super Bowl 47 abd Michael Vick will be Super Bowl MVP

    Bet on it BEYOTCHES


  2. I thank him for he did here in Philly but we never cheer any opposing team player unless its maybe Brian Dawkins or Reggie White,Philly will always loved those 2 players

  3. Philly fan boos and throws snowballs at Santa Claus. I don’t think this thing is going to go his way. He better just start hoping it doesn’t snow.

  4. Samuel just has a really great sense of humor. He knows exactly what his reception will be like. The fans in Philly are are being played.

  5. That’s great, an interview in the locker room with his helmet on. Maybe he should wear a helmet all of the time.

  6. As a Giant fan I would like nothing more than…….for the Eagles to expose the Overrated Atlanta Falcons. Help us out Eagles cuz we’ll be definitely be helping U guys out by Demoralizing the Cowboys at home, and I do think U have them coming up on ur schedule, just like ATL is upcoming on ours. We’ll finish our business week 17.

  7. With that freaky storm about to hit the Eastern seaboard, it just MAY snow, Monroe.

    Maybe this is why he is practicing doing interviews with his helmet on, eh, nips?

  8. There wont be anyone in Philadelphia happy to see you, except that we know you always get smoked with the double move. I expect to see Desean Jackson run right by you, like so many receivers did when you played for the Eagles.

    He was barely liked as a player in Philadelphia. He is either hit or miss. Interception, or beaten bad. I would rather have a guy with 2 ints that will stick like glue and not let the QB throw to that receiver.

    So while I thank you for the int’s you got while you were here, I dont miss you in the least Asante. Im glad youre gone, just so I dont see so many imbeciles calling you “Samuels” on our boards.

  9. Asante is an idiot. Oh so you want your ex team, who didn’t even draft you, whom you didn’t even take to a super bowl, to cheer for you? Please try to be a little more narcissistic, you’re not quite a TO’s level.

  10. The trainers in ATL better check Asante for a concussion……. There is no way he’s getting cheered in Philly.

  11. I don’t know why he’d think we’d cheer him when he comes back. We almost never cheered him when he was here.

  12. First off, they boo Santa Claus and injured players in Philly. Secondly, you’re not Brian Dawkins, so… yes, they will probably boo you.

    My favorite Philly fan story is when a fan proposed on the “Kiss Cam” at a game in Philly and the Philly fans started chanting “She’s Uuugly”. Why would you put your future fiance through that. What an idiot.

  13. May have heard more cheers had he not said that. Now its just going to be raucous boos.

    Anyone who mentions the Santa Claus thing 60+ years after it happened is 1. pathetic and 2. has no idea what really happened.

  14. Hmmm, the last time a player who asked me to cheer for him when he ran out of the tunnel, who was traded for a 7th round pick due to there being zero interest in him around the NFL save one team was…


  15. What you did for the Eagles? The worst seasons of the last 15 years were when you were with the team. Sorry to tell you but the Eagles were better without you. And not just all around either but at the cornerback position too. First it was Bobby Taylor and Troy Vincent then it was Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown. The Eagles got much better play out of the cornerback position with those players on the field then did during any season in which you were with the team.

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