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the Patriots), it’s no surprise he’s grown into one of the most indispensable players on the roster. 6. Asante Samuel (4th round, 120th overall, 2003): While the Patriots have struggled when it comes to drafting and developing corners
We compile four lists from our co-hosts of what they think are Bill Belichick's BEST draft picks (excluding Tom Brady) in his tenure with the Patriots.
s who of the franchise’s elite players: Mike Vrabel , Drew Bledsoe , Lawyer Milloy, Ty Law , Willie McGinest , Asante Samuel , Richard Seymour , David Givens , Deion Branch and Randy Moss all departed Foxboro prematurely, with their time
They hate their coach.” And that year, New England relied on a rookie class as never before, and youngsters like Asante Samuel , Eugene Wilson , Dan Koppen and Ty Warren all played significant minutes after being asked to step into the starting
Defensive Player of the Year candidates. The idea of a New England defensive back as a DPOY candidate in the post- Asante Samuel era is about as likely as hearing “Adam Sandler” and “Academy Award” in the same sentence. (For what it’s
games, made one Pro Bowl trip and served as the centerpiece of the New England offensive line. Still active. 5. Asante Samuel (4th round, 2003): Despite the fact that he had one very important ball slip through his hands at the worst possible
After Milloy, there were several more examples - Deion Branch , Adam Vinatieri , Willie McGinest , Richard Seymour , Asante Samuel and Mike Vrabel . Belichick has replaced them with names like Jerod Mayo , Brandon Spikes , Dont’a Hightower, Rob
played that year under the franchise tag, and then departed as a free agent the following year: Welker (2012), Asante Samuel (2007) and Vinatieri (2005). In retrospect, it was clear that few players wanted to get out of town faster than
extension 2003: Tebucky Jones, traded 2005: Adam Vinatieri , played it out and later departed as a free agent 2007: Asante Samuel , played it out and later departed as a free agent 2009: Matt Cassel , traded 2010: Vince Wilfork , contract extension
extension 2003: Tebucky Jones, traded 2005: Adam Vinatieri , played it out and later departed as a free agent 2007: Asante Samuel , played it out and later departed as a free agent 2009: Matt Cassel , traded 2010: Vince Wilfork , contract extension 2011: Logan
August that it’ s clear his knee issues remain a problem. In six seasons, Keller has 241 catches. c) Cornerback Asante Samuel : Old friend Samuel was cut by the Falcons in February, and while there have been reports the cornerback-needy Jets have reached
The positional grouping has a chance to be the best secondary in New England since the 2003 team that had Ty Law , Asante Samuel , Tyrone Poole , a young and feisty Eugene Wilson and Rodney Harrison . (Although the 2001 secondary — with Law, Lawyer