Never one to shy away from verbal jousting, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel on Tuesday spiced up the subplot for the Falcons meeting at Philadelphia, his former team, on Oct. 21, with Twitter posts in response to the Eagles firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.
After the Eagles traded the four-time Pro-Bowler in the offseason for a seventh-round pick, Samuel took exception to comments written in a blog post on the Web site of The Philadelphia Inquirer that said Eagles coach Andy Reid believed Samuels skills were in steep decline.
Perhaps emboldened by an interception that he returned 79 yards for a touchdown in the Falcons 23-20 win over Oakland Sunday, Samuel used his verified Twitter account (pick_six22) to point a few zingers in Reids direction: Im just saying... Aint no decline over here and Sometimes you have to blame yourself. You cant try and always point the figure sic at someone else.
This will be the fourth meeting in four seasons between the two NFC opponents...