Don’t ever let Asante Samuel tell you that he doesn’t read what people write about him. Clearly, the Eagles corner reads it all. In fact, he even takes note of the bloggers who give him respect, and he wanted all of us to know it Sunday morning when he took to his Twitter account to blast all the people who doubt him. As evidence to support his argument, Asante linked to a blog post from an NFC East website that used statistics to argue that he is still one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
— Asante Samuel (@pick_six22) April 8, 2012
Samuel followed that tweet up with a few others that showcase his insecurities.
“They always say I’m a gambler but I don’t get beat!” he wrote. “Dude went threw 2 years of film and couldn’t find me getting beat. Stop the negative pub.”
“In 8 quarters Eli only threw at me 2 times last season. In 4 quarters my boy Brady threw only once at me. #respect”
Considering Asante’s Twitter profile reminds everyone that he has 52 interceptions and nine touchdowns in nine seasons — in addition to referring to himself as a future Hall of Famer — it should surprise no one that he felt like doing a little chest beating. According to him, the Eagles’ front office has been playing fantasy football. Perhaps Asante thinks that trend will continue and is trying to convince other NFL teams that his salary is worth taking on.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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