"What's that? Andy Reid said I can't play any more? Well he can't coach anymore! Take that, Andy Reid!"
I don't know if you all have heard, but part of the reasoning behind the trade of Samuel to the Falcons was because Samuel's ability was in "steep decline". When asked about this, Samuel basically then responded with
Oh Hell No (via eelw22)
and said "We'll see about that."
First of all, Samuel is about what you'd want in a football player. He's very loud and fiery on the field, but off the field, he's as not loud and fiery as you could ask him to be. Andy Reid's statement about him being in decline is the worst thing that he could've said. Now Samuel's going to be out to prove him wrong AND we get to travel to Philly to make some noise while we're at it.
Let's be realistic here, though. Samuel is 31 and he's probably not as fast as he used to be, however it's not always about what you have, but rather how you use what you have. Samuel has adapted continuously as he's gotten older and he's shown that he can still play ball even though he's probably not as fast as he used to be.
In any case, look for Samuel to have a better year than last year. He likes to bring a competitive edge to his game and any motivation that comes his way is going to be a good thing.