PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 21: Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after an interception in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on November 21 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Let's be honest, we all do lie hearing from players, but 90% of the time these guys say nothing at all. That said, I'm not sure I've ever heard a player say less than Asante Samuel did today as he was asked by reporters about his injury. This is a master class on talking without saying anything and avoiding answering any questions. The full transcript is after the jump.
On whether he is frustrated:
"I'm feeling pretty good. Every day it's getting better. Taking it day by day."
On how he is feeling percentage-wise:
"I don't know. Feels good every day. So, making strides every day."
On what needs to happen for him to be ready to play come Sunday night:
"It's a day-to-day thing. Every day progress is being made, so you just have to see."
On whether there is any swelling in his knee:
On whether he was hoping to do more at practice before leaving early and heading to the locker room:
"My main thing is just try to get as healthy as possible. Whether I'm out there or not, whatever I'm doing I'm just trying to get as healthy as possible."
On whether he is annoyed by his injury:
"I would prefer to be out there running around a little more, but just trying to do the best thing, get all the strength back, and possibly be ready to go."'
On whether he needs a certain amount of practice reps to play at the level he is accustomed to:
"I really don't. I really don't need any practice reps. My main thing is being healthy, but the more practice the better."
On what caused the setback that forced him to sit out of practice yesterday after participating on a limited basis on Wednesday:
"I don’t know, I wouldn’t call it a setback, but you know, some things were uncomfortable, but we’ll see how it goes."
On whether he expects to make the trip to Dallas:
"We'll see. We'll see how it goes."
On what he will do over the next couple of days:
"Get as much treatment as possible."