Lamar Jackson requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens last March and the quarterback has stated that he would like to play for the New England Patriots, among other NFL teams.
However, there is one former player on the AFC East team who suggests he not play for head coach Bill Belichick. That character is Asante Samuel, who spent the first five years of his NFL career in New England.
“Lamar Jackson, my brother, trust me, you don’t want to play for Bill Belichick,” the two-time Super Bowl winner tweeted.
Samuel began his career with the Pats in 2003 as a fourth-round draft pick and was an important part of Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. However, his career with them ended after the 2007 season when he failed to reach a long-term deal.
Asante Samuel’s complaints about the ‘Patriot Way’
On previous occasions, Samuel has disdained the ‘Patriot Way,’ Bill Belichick’s system. In 2022, the former cornerback appeared on Brandon Marshall’s I Am Athlete podcast and stated that his teammates were brainwashed by the head coach’s method.
“Some people got brainwashed with that ‘Patriot Way.’ I don’t go for any of that, I don’t know what the ‘Patriot Way’ isn’t,” Samuel said. “They’re all company men talking about the ‘Patriot Way.
During his time in New England, Samuel played in 75 games, 53 of them starts. In his final year with the Patriots, 2007, he was invited to the Pro Bowl for the first time and received his only first-team All-.Pro nomination in the NFL.
Three years ago, the cornerback tweeted that he taught Belichick about how to best coach players at his position and that the head coach did not admit it at the time, but that he applies his teachings.
Fun Fact: I made Belichick understand the cornerback position better and how to make plays in any coverage. He never agreed with the way I played but now he teaches it. #pick6 #hof
— Asante Samuel (@pick_six22) June 23, 2020
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