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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Nice... Adam is pretty reliable.. :rocker:
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    And the circle is complete. :D :D
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Adam doesn't miss very often.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Yessssssssssssss
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    I don't understand it. If he is coming in next week, why on get in this week, or last week, so he can be at full speed for the season. He IS NOT going to be at full speed for the season opener. So to my way of thinking he is getting a $500,000 game check under false pretenses. In fact it will be unlikely that Samuel will be ready to step into the starting lineup until the 4th of 5th game.

    Its unlikely to effect whether the Pats win or lose, but it dimishes Samuel in my eyes. I had no problem with his holdout, even if it went to 10 games. He is a FA and has that right. However by coming in now he takes the money, but without providing the services. He's a fraud in my eyes now. It will be hard to root for him in the same way again.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    I was thinking something similar, but a lot depends on just what shape he is in. It isn't as if Samuel is unfamiliar with the scheme. I would say that he is a starter by game three at worst. And he will almost certainly be a contributor on day one as long as he shows up at the beginning of the week. You can be sure that his teammates aren't going to let him just squeek by on this one.

    Now, if he shows up next Friday, then my tune will change.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    I think you just answered your own question. It's only natural for him to try to extract a small pound of flesh rather than just slink back with his tail between his legs. He was not under contract, he was under no obligation to return sooner.

    This is EXACTLY when I expected him back. I get where you're coming from, but it truly doesn't bother me.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Why don't you think he will be ready to compete? I would much rather have him back and playing a couple weeks before the season starts rather than in week 10. I believe that him playing makes the team better.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    I don't have a problem with Samuel.

    At least he didn't lie to the fans like Deion Branch did. Branch said he would honor his contract and didn't.

    Samuel is about the money, and never tried to fool anyone.

    Having Samuel in another contract year isn't a bad thing.

    Though I agree, I doubt he starts the opener and may not start till week 3.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    I tend to agree. If Darelle Revis can play week 1 after 2 weeks in the Jets' system, Asante should certainly be able to see some snaps soon.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    As long as he's a Patriot, I will shamelessly root for him...if it means a superbowl.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Exactly.

    And to Samuels credit, he minimized the risk (injury) without losing a single sent of reward (his franchise payout).
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    While I respect your view, this is an overreaction in my view. The rules are the rules. Both sides use them as best they can to their advantage and leverage. The team uses the franchise power when it's in its interest to do so. The player uses the power he has when it's in his interest to do so. If the NFL could get the union to agree that players have to show up at a certain time to get money, they'd surely have to give something up.

    I don't begrudge Samuel for doing anything that he has the right to do under his deal. It would be hypocritical for me to say otherwise, because I also don't have a problem with the Patriots doing whatever they need to do to ensure their interest. It's a system where each side looks out after itself, and that's fair and reasonable to me.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    A$ante will be fine. He'll be in great shape and have enough practices and a preseason game to get a good portion of his timing down. He knows the defense cold so that will not be a problem
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    He skipped the two a days just like many, many others in the past, including some on the present roster. But thanks for laugh. I expect that Samuel will be in the starting lineup for San Diego, perhaps even the jets.

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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    Samuel will start whenever the staff feels he's the best man for the job. Not a second sooner.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    Good news, welcome back Asante! Lets win games..
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    That would be today. I just think that the staff might choose not to have him start in the opener. He'll still get plenty of reps.

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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    Don't forget he can start earning checks before he is in full shape as long as he reports, in his mind he is thinking like someone just said least amount of work for full pay by coming in so late. and by least amount of work I am in no way questioning how he worked in the offseason and or how he'll work when he gets here.

    I can't wait for it to be official but I have no reason to believe the report is false it makes sense zant didnt have many options. Yey he is baaaahck
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    It'[s good that he is back but he will NOY ve ready for teh first few games. Already he is starting off behind and that is NOT good. It doesn't at all help himself either; yes he will be here before the first game, but I would NOT be surprised if sometime early he is injured. And I do have problems with it and anyone who undesrtands what football is about SHOULD have a problem with it.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    Except when it comes to Lavar Arrignton and the Giants....
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

    That was his negotiating threat -- give me something you don't have to, or I won't give you more than I have to either.

    I think he's fully aware that he's not giving his best possible season of play for the franchise money. He's merely giving what he has to contractually to earn it.

    And that's the way the CBA works. As long as his work ethic is what it always was once he's here, we have little basis for griping.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    BTW, didn't a source much closer to the Pats say that Samuel would be back last week? And it didn't happen. I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch. Until Samuel signs on the dotted line, he's not here. And it hurts the team.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    yeah but Schefter's decrees are infallible...most of the time
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    Until I see Assante has signed, Im not getting too excited about it..
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week

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    I am not sure when he will be ready, probably week one, maybe he wont start, but he should get some significant game time.

    Free agents always set out training camp, because they can, and TC sucks, not to mention the risk of injury that could potentionaly cost him millions.
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    True, they'll probably hold him fron starting just to prove a point but if the coaches feel Samuel is the best man for the job that'll better help them win football games, he'll be out there on the job as fast as you can say "Pats win" :D
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    And on a related note... Michael Felger has slunk back into his hole to conjure up another doomsday scenario...
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    Re: Asante Samuel Will Report Next Week (per Schefter)

    No reason he won't play Week 1. Supposedly he's in great shape and it won't take him more than a week of practice and part of a preseason game to be ready. He'll be ready - his price tag in March depends on it.

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