Re: The reason Asante
posted at 2/18/2011 12:41 PM EST
In Response to Re: The reason Asante
[QUOTE]The guys with the most INT's in the last 4 years has hands of stone?! Yeah, I know we are mad he didnt snag that one in SB 42, but its sounds pretty lame when you say innacurate stuff just because you dislike someone. The last 2 years here in N.E., I saw noone complaining saying he couldnt cover or hit. Jeez! Why do you guys always have to include your personal feelings. He had a great year and wanted to get paid and we didnt want to pay him, yet he got his payday...Stop whining from your couch and acting like you wouldnt take the contract if you had a chance...its not cute! and it makes you sound bitter. Every player cant retire a Pat.
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
You are ABSO-lutely and 100% wrong here...
No, lmao...In NO way does Asante Samuel have "Hands of stone".
BUT, are ya NEW here?!? I've been b!tching and screaming and doing posts on Asante threads since Day #f'n-1, that Asante can't hit or tackle, jesus. YES, Asante is FAN-freakin'-TASTIC at getting INTs (except ironically, the single 1 that mattered most in his career and for his former team in the SB). Asante IS
a gambler Jay
...This does and can NOT work in Belichick's particular defensive system where every single other guy utterly HAS to depend on the one next to him... I'm not sayin' that Asante isn't in sum total a benefit for whatever team that he's on, BUT in jumping routes attempting to make the pick 6, Asante gives up big plays at times, in being the maverick...times when he SHOULD simply be playing his man under the knowledge that on said particular play he doesn't have any help over the top in a deep-field Safety...
But TACKLING?!? DAY NUMBER ONE from me (and I've been here like 7 or 8 years)! 25 TOTAL Tackles from Asante Samule last year... Devin McCourty (the TOTAL Reason WHY I luv him)=something like 86 Total Tackles... McCourty does things like tear through his receiver attemptiing to block him at the LOS when a run is heading his way, and McCourty doesn't even do some duck-and-swipe tackle that even the willing-in-run-support CBs do against that RB, McCourty goes head on... McCourty does things like when he's in zone coverage, and noone's within his coverage bubble, but some eliible receiver's on the outskirts, McCourty edges a fraction of a few feet the other way, attempting to bait the QB, to throwing to the man that may or may not be in HIS coverage area (just near it), ALL within the knowledge that McCourty KNOWS that his own read and react change of direction skills are superb enough to either come away with the ball, or break up the play, and have that team waste a down...~THIS is a shutdown CB
, that YES-I've been singing since PRE 2010-combine...AND when McCourty's due for a HUGE payday, I WILL cry if he doesn't get it by NE... McCourty's EXACTLY what I LOVED about Ty Law, yet imho McCourty's even already his equal or better in pure pass-coverage and his equal in run-support (Law with somewhat better hands...which can be worked on no prob by DMC).
Asante Samuel=ALWAYS...always, except lmao, HIS contract year in NE before NE franchised him for a year-Asante Samuel=ALWAYS in the bottom third to even bottom quarter of ALL CBs (even freakin' some nickel Bs off the bench), IN TTs... Asante's TTs, he!!-even Asante's INTs weren't sh!t until the year before his coontract year in NE...His first 3 years were garbage, THEN
he worked on his hands and jumped his routes, and STILL
didn't help in run-support (heck, Asante doesn't even help in pass support when some other defender's guy gets the ball), THEN
Asante drops the most impt INT he'll ever need to get, and he subsequently wants A#1 shutdown top cb in all the NFL=MONEY... I ain't angry at Asante, but ya just gotta realize 1 extra INT a year (McCourty=6, Asante=7)-whoopee...Ain't worth his simply massive paycheck & cap hit given his shortcomings...