The Hot Read: The Addition of Asante Samuel

With the addition of Asante Samuel to the Falcons secondary should provide them with a much, much needed boost.  With Samuel, the Falcons now have three former pro bowlers at cornerback.  Hopefully Samuel will not turn out to be a bust like Dunta Robinson has been ever since he signed a free agent contract to come to Atlanta several years ago.

If Samuel can play to his previous level, then our secondary should be pretty stout.  Grimes will still be the guy going up against the opponents number one receivers with Samuel taking over the number two spot from the previously mentioned Robinson.  This will move Robinson to the number three corner and will likely mean he will be lined up against the slot receiver.  The slot receiver is usually the third or even fourth best receiver depending on how good the tight end is for most teams.  Even though Robinson has been a bust so far, I do believe that this addition of Samuel will allow Robinson to go up against opponents that he can better defend.

If this becomes true to form, our secondary could become one of the better secondaries in the league and will compliment the stout offense that we already have established under Matt Ryan.  This could possibly give us an actual playoff victory that has been ever so elusive since the days of Vick and Chris Chandler before him.

Let’s go Falcons.

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