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BFTB After Dark: April 25, 2012

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Asante Samuel is on his way to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 7th round pick and a renegotiated contract that pays him about half of what he would've made from the Eagles.

That's the last time I want to hear about Samuel and that trade outside of the week when the San Diego Chargers play against the Falcons and maybe the week after. I don't need to hear "Why didn't A.J. Smith go get Asante Samuel this offseason? I bet it's because he's so cheap!" every time someone makes a catch against Antoine Cason or Quentin Jammer.

Here's how I'll actually shut those people up. You know who else decided that Samuel wasn't worth superstar money and was just as much of a hindrance on defense (with his lack of physical play and tackling of any sort) than he was helpful (with his interceptions)? Bill Belichick, when he decided to not sign Samuel back. Now Andy Reid has taken literally the lowest thing you can offer just to make Samuel go away. Those guys have a pretty good track record as far as personnel goes, so doing something they wouldn't do seems at least a little foolish.

Also, the Falcons have two good CBs, so I'm assuming they're trading for Samuel to be the nickel CB (which I believe is also where he played last season with the Eagles)....which means you bringing him up for a bad Cason or Jammer play is even sillier. So, don't do it. You know you were going to. Just don't.

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