Many individuals have been shocked to see Newton go, however former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel, who spent the primary 5 seasons of his profession in New England, wasn’t caught off guard by head coach Invoice Belichick’s determination.
“Belichick by no means surprises me,” Samuel wrote on Twitter.
Samuel additionally responded to a tweet from NFL analyst Louis Riddick, who mentioned, “Invoice does what Invoice does. Proper or mistaken, the person is chilly blooded and can do what he thinks he has to do. Interval. #Patriots.”
“Chilly blooded is a understatement! However with out Brady he’s simply one other coach in my view,” Samuel wrote in response to Riddick’s tweet.
“I feel Invoice Belichick wanted Tom to achieve success. Do you assume Tom wants Invoice??? My reply is Nooo. Speak to me,” Samuel mentioned.
Samuel’s greatest season with the Patriots got here in 2006, when he led the league with 10 interceptions and 24 passes defended. He additionally had 64 whole tackles that season. The next yr, Samuel made his solely All-Professional first-team look, however he left New England to affix the Philadelphia Eagles the next season.