49ers WR Deebo Samuel throws down more shade at Eagles
By Peter Panacy
Appearing on the I Am Athlete Podcast, 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel didn’t mince words when it came to one particular Eagles player.
The San Francisco 49ers haven’t gotten over what happened in the 2023 NFC Championship game, a 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that still has plenty of Niners players talking.
One of those players is All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who had already echoed sentiments about San Francisco not having been given a fair shot at competing in that game and pulling off what he thought would have been a win.
Joining fellow wideout Brandon Aiyuk, who felt the 49ers could have “exposed” Philly’s defense if quarterback Brock Purdy hadn’t suffered a severe elbow injury on the Niners’ first possession, Samuel has echoed the idea that San Francisco should have advanced to the Super Bowl instead of Philadelphia.
Samuel is doubling down on those sentiments, and he’s doing so in a straightforward sort of manner.
Deebo Samuel says Eagles secondary was a weakness, calls CB James Bradberry ‘trash’
Appearing on the I Am Athlete Podcast, Samuel was asked about Aiyuk’s comments and whether or not the Eagles defense was overrated.
Samuel felt it was Philly’s defensive front that made the secondary perform well enough over the course of 2022.
And, while Samuel admitted plenty of respect for Eagles cornerback Darius Slay, the All-Pro viewed fellow corner James Bradberry as “trash” when prompted for an opinion.
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Granted, there is a clip of Aiyuk putting Bradberry on skates awfully early in the game, so perhaps Samuel has a point.
But that won’t matter too much, as Bradberry is on his way to the Super Bowl instead of Samuel, Aiyuk and the Niners.
What’s for certain, though, is it sure doesn’t appear as if plenty of San Francisco players can get over what happened in the NFC Championship game, and Samuel is echoing sentiments that are probably pretty widespread among the fanbase and team.