Hat Tip: Extreme Skins
Earlier in the week I'd posted 20 million reasons why we might not sign CB Nate Clements to shore up our secondary needs. Reader TexSkins thought Clements was a good fit, though I suggested New England's Asante Samuels as a, perhaps cheaper, alternative.
I was wrong.
Check out Asante Samuel's tattoo: Get Paid.
"It's disappointing. You want to believe they know what you've done. So you hope for the best, but you end up feeling underappreciated. You feel disrespected, especially how they come at you with so much negative stuff. They show you such a low regard.
"I took it personally, at first. You'd think I would have been around this team long enough to realize it's all about business. So I'm putting it out of my mind.
"If you get emotional, you are going to lose focus and that will show up on the field. I'm not going to make that mistake."
I still think Samuels is the better choice as he is younger and we don't yet know what he's asking for. But once details of what he thinks he deserves to "Get paid" are revealed, I'll weigh in further.