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Chris Samuels Discusses Where He Came From And Where He's Going

Posted by Matt Terl on July 21, 2010 – 11:14 am

According to the About page for WashingtonPost.com’s On Success, that section’s goal is to “introduce you to successful people and let them tell you how they got to where they are and what advice they might offer to others trying to make it.” Chris Samuels — six Pro Bowls, third overall pick in the NFL Draft, ten-year career as a starting left tackle — is a successful person by just about any measure. So this offseason — as Samuels transitions from life as a player to life as a coach — made for a perfect time for them to profile him in one of their “Conversations With Achievers”.

Two excerpts, one covering the beginning of Samuels’s career and one covering the future:

First job: “I cut some grass here and there. My brother worked at this Chinese restaurant. They needed extra help and I came in and washed dishes for two or three days and made a little money. I made like $36. I was so proud of myself! But I’ve never really worked a job other than playing football. In college, you can’t work. In the off-season they would have little programs where you could go around and clean up the campus or paint something to make a little extra money.”

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An Interesting Comparison For Santana Moss

Posted by Matt Terl on July 21, 2010 – 10:25 am

I don’t usually put a lot of stock in predictions from fantasy football writers. This is strange, since I’ll believe just about anything the Madden videogames tell me, but I guess that’s just life in the 21st century. But I’m making an exception today, because Matthew Berry — ESPN’s “Talented Mr. Roto” — actually makes some interesting points about Santana Moss‘s prospects for this season.

Even as the wide receiver position has begun to look like more and more of a question mark this offseason, Moss’s role has felt largely secure. No one who’s been brought in seems likely to challenge him for the top receiver spot on the roster, and it seems safe to expect him to perform at least up to his usual high standards.

But Berry is predicting more than that.

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