Asante Samuel and Andy Reid have never had the best relationship, and there’s no reason to believe facing each other on Sunday would have repaired it. When you take into consideration the fact that Samuel took a shot at Reid on his Twitter account a little over a week ago, it is not surprising to hear that Reid snubbed him following the Falcons’ 30-17 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
Apparently Samuel was appalled by it.
“I thought every coach was supposed to have a first class mentality, you know what I mean?” Samuel told reporters after the game. “I don’t think that was first class. I don’t know why. I was like, ‘Hey coach what’s up man I got nothin’ but love for you.’”
At that point, Samuel turned and walked away to show how his former coach completely ignored him.
“Dannng Big Red,” he continued. “What I did? So I just hit him on the belly a little bit. That big belly.”
Samuel snubbed Philly reporters earlier in the week when he refused to do a conference call with them, so perhaps Reid was just returning the favor. Or maybe Andy was upset that his team fell to 3-4, he doesn’t know who his quarterback will be next week and his job is in jeopardy. That can make any grown man cranky.
H/T The 700 Level