Asante Samuel is not a fan of New England’s ‘Patriot Way’, crediting Tom Brady for the dynasty

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Ashanti Samuel Playing for the New England Patriots For the first five years of his career, he was a member of two Super Bowl teams.

This does not mean that he has nothing but good things to say about the organization.

New England Patriots linebacker Asante Samuel (22) finds it a bit chilly on the field with offensive tackles Matt Light (72), linebacker Tom Brady (12) and linebacker Mike Frapel during Super Bowl XLII media day at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona , on January 29, 2008.
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On the latest episode of the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast, Samuel criticized New England coach Bill Belichick and the players who followed the “Patriot Way.”

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Some have been brainwashed talking about the Patriot Road. I wouldn’t do any of that,” Samuel said on the podcast. “I don’t know what the Patriot Road is.”

Asante Samuel of the New England Patriots speaks to reporters during the media day of Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 29, 2008.

Asante Samuel of the New England Patriots speaks to reporters during the media day of Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 29, 2008.
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“every one of them [were] Company guys, talking about the Patriot Way, he continued, “I don’t know any of that. I’m here to get money, take care of my family, the same way Belichick is there to take care of his family, get his money back. So when you try to get my money back, and you want all your money, I don’t respect you at all.”

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After five years in New England, Samuel Signed with the Philadelphia EaglesHe played four years from 2008 to 2011.

The Patriots have been the greatest dynasty in NFL history since drafting quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft, winning six Super Bowls with Brady under center and Belichick firing the shot.

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Samuel gives most of the credit to Brady, who Samuel says made everything work, including allowing New Englanders to make personal decisions that other organizations couldn’t.

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“We can make these decisions because we have Tom,” Samuel said. “I don’t care what decisions you can make. Who’s next coming from free agency? Can they pass the test? Bring them in and make sure they can make it to the fourth quarter. That’s all we need is someone, because we got Tom, everything is going to work.” I saw it with my own eyes. I’m not kidding. This is the truth.”

Cornerback Asante Samuel of the New England Patriots celebrate after breaking a pass thrown to New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, in the background, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 3, 2008.

Cornerback Asante Samuel of the New England Patriots celebrate after breaking a pass thrown to New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, in the background, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 3, 2008.
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Despite his criticism of Belichick on the podcast, Samuel said there was only one way for the legendary coach to become the best of all-time — winning another Super Bowl.

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“I still admit him, he could still be the greatest coach of all time,” Samuel said. “He just got the win again in the Super Bowl.”

2007’s first All-Pro team and four-time Pro Bowler, Samuel’s Career is over after the 2013 season.

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