Samuel already injecting energy into Falcons

SamuelIn an effort to improve their secondary, the Atlanta Falcons shipped merely a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for cornerback Asante Samuel.  So far, it looks like the Falcons pulled off the kind of steal for which the Eagles had become notorious.

According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Samuel made a real impression in the Falcons’ first full-squad practice of the 2012 offseason.
“Asante I thought did about the same thing he has done to me for four years,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “He made a good pick.  He’s going to make us better.  Specifically I think he’ll make myself and our wide receivers better going against him and Dunta [Robinson] and [Brent] Grimes every day as corners.  It’s going to be good work for us.”

Asante Samuel an Atlanta Falcon?

Atlanta has struck gold on this…The Atlanta Falcons are on the verge of acquiring Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel for a late-round pick, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Most fans would think that Samuel being 31 years old would be over the hill. That’s not the case in my opinion, plus the Falcons definitely need help on the defensive side of the ball.Matt Ryan gives Samuel praise…“As far as Asante Samuel, I can only speak for having played against him a number of times and I know that’s he’s been extremely difficult to play against and has done a great job against us when we’ve played him in the past,” Ryan said.Samuel as previously stated would give the Falcons a huge boost. I’m sure that Atlanta would welcome Samuel having 45 career interceptions in nine seasons with open arms. Read the rest here…