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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; When I mentioned earlier about why Nnamdi's counting stats weren't there as a Raider... here is the evidence. So for the next hour, we sat and watched Nnamdi Asomugha. Baldinger had already gone through the tape earlier in the day. ...

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #171
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When I mentioned earlier about why Nnamdi's counting stats weren't there as a Raider... here is the evidence.

So for the next hour, we sat and watched Nnamdi Asomugha. Baldinger had already gone through the tape earlier in the day. He pointed out how Asomugha locked down receivers, one-on-one, how he used his long arms to jam them at the line. He bumped them and kept them from getting into their routes. He destroyed the timing between the quarterback and the receiver. Only three balls were thrown to his side. None were completed.

“That’s a clinic on how to play the corner,” Baldinger said.

It only confirmed what I had heard and read about Asomugha. He had allowed just one touchdown pass in three seasons. There were only 13 passes completed on him in all of the 2010 season. So when the Eagles signed him in July, 2011, it made perfect sense to think it was a great move.
That's right... 13 completed passes. 1 touchdown in 3 years.

So how did it go so wrong?

Well, it didn’t help that he walked into an Eagles defense that was in a state of disarray with a miscast Juan Castillo serving as coordinator. They were playing a tricked-up front (the wide nine) and trying to fit three Pro Bowl cornerbacks into two spots, which meant Asomugha found himself playing more zone defense. He looked confused and uncertain playing in space. The geometry of the game – the angles he took to the ball, the angles he took to make a tackle – was different.

In Oakland, Asomugha played almost exclusively on the outside, one-on-one with a man right in front of him. He didn’t have to read or adjust; he just had to stay with his man. It was a good fit for him with his height and long arms. He played it so well that teams did stop throwing the ball to his side. He had eight interceptions in 2006 and just three in the next four years combined.
How did Nnamdi Asomugha's skills erode so quickly? | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Backs up the majority of what I discussed earlier. System, etc.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #172
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Does anybody else get that feeling that the lack of news towards Nnamdi means that he is more likely to end up with the Saints
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #173
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Not really as we haven't brought him in for a visit yet. We know he's at least visited the 49ers.
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What? No tweets? For all we know Rob and Nnamdi have been speed dialing each other for days.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:23 PM   #175
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Nnamdi Asomugha didn't eat with rest of Philadelphia Eagles -- report - ESPN

But is he a good teammate? He reportedly pointed the finger to his teammates when coverage broke down...
Well, considering the Eagles fired everybody in their secondary, perhaps he was right. Their secondary was maybe worse than ours last year. Besides, he was probably tired of everybody saying he was a bust, when if they would have used him right we wouldn't be having this discussion. If you hire the second-best (arguably best) man-press corner in the league and then make him play zone, he will probably fall off (and he did). Ron would use him right, and with Keenan locking down the other side, I don't think he'd be as sullen here.
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Plus, anyone remember reading Payton's book about the bus being egged in Philly? There's much better places to eat lunch in NO than in a parking lot.
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I just read that Nnamdi is scheduled to meet with the Saints tomorrow
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Nnamdi visiting Saints on Sunday
Posted by Mike Florio on March 16, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT
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The Saints are one of the teams interested in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. And now Asomugha is interested in the Saints.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Asomugha will visit the Saints on Sunday.

As recently explained, the relationship between Asomugha and Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could be a huge factor. “[Asomugha] loves him and trusts him,” a source with knowledge of the situation recently told PFT.

The Nnamdi-Ryan connnection, which traces to their mutual time together in Oakland, nearly resulted in Asomugha joining the Cowboys in 2011.

At last word, Asomugha was in “serious discussions” with the 49ers. Other interested teams include the Cardinals, Broncos, and Texans.

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Here comes Nnamdi, make it happen Loomis!!! Secondary looking bright for 2013 if we can get this kid signed and Ed.

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