Thursday, September 29, 2011

'They don't pay me enough to tackle'

If only one teammate has more tackles than Asante Samuel  this Sunday, as was the case last week, the cornerback is going to want a raise.

"They don’t pay me enough to tackle," he said after practice Thursday. "As everybody knows I’m not the tackling man. So when I have too many tackles, it’s a problem."

Samuel feels the Eagles can be a great defense, pointing to their talent. But he realizes the changes in personnel and coaching  have lengthened the learning curve.

No one is immune. Not even Nnamdi Asomugha, beaten last week for one of the eight total passing touchdowns the defense has allowed in the last two games.

"Everybody has a little oops here and there," Samuel said. "But if we had won, it wouldn’t look as bad. Nnamdi is doing fine.

“It’s a new coordinator this year. New faces in. We’re just trying to jell together. But I think we should be alright.”


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