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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Okay, so I just read over at canalstreetchronicles that Nnamdi's so-called "visit" with the Saints was nothing more than a lunch date with Rob Ryan. NFL Free Agency 2013: Nnamdi Asomugha Saints Visit Nothing Serious? - Canal Street Chronicles I'm ...

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #331
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Was Nnamdi's visit bogus?

Okay, so I just read over at canalstreetchronicles that Nnamdi's so-called "visit" with the Saints was nothing more than a lunch date with Rob Ryan.

NFL Free Agency 2013: Nnamdi Asomugha Saints Visit Nothing Serious? - Canal Street Chronicles

I'm thinking 'WTF'? What is going on here? Asomugha is one of the most sought-after and high-profile free agents and he doesn't even meet with Sean Payton? Or Mickey Loomis?

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #332
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Three words.

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #333
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Those three words have nothing to do with the question. They can interview him, and if he asks for too much money, then the team can say no. The question is whatever happened to the interview? My guess is that Rob Ryan conducted it himself to get a gauge on where Nnamdi stands. If he's truly interested then I'm sure we'll see a formal interview shortly.
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New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said Monday morning that both sides "hit it off" during free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha's visit this past weekend in New Orleans.

Loomis also said he and Coach Sean Payton met with Asomugha in New Orleans before the pair headed to the league owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, which officially began Monday morning.

The Saints' general manager wouldn't give any sort of specifics on a possible contract offer from the Saints to Asomugha, but Loomis said the team is waiting on Asomugha to make a decision on where he wants to play next season.

Loomis said he feels like Asomugha, 32, can still play at an elite level despite the way Asomugha's tenure in Philadelphia ended. Asomugha became one of the NFL's elite cover cornerbacks while in Oakland where he played under current Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

"We're always looking for good players to improve our team and we think Nnamdi would be a great fit for our defense and our team," Loomis said.

Loomis also confirmed the obvious that the Saints were in the market for a cornerback like Asomugha even though the Saints just signed former Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis to five-year contract worth a maximum of $26.3 million. Lewis' 2013 salary-cap figure is manageable enough (about $2.2 million) where the Saints feel like they can make a run at Asomugha.

Asomugha's trip to New Orleans was his second free-agent visit since the Eagles released him last week after signing him to a five-year, $60 million contract in 2011. Asomugha made his first visit with the 49ers, but left San Francisco without a contract. It's possible Asomugha could be making other visits before making a decision.

Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson were the primary starters for the Saints at cornerback last season, and the results weren't positive. The Saints finished 31st in the league in pass defense, 31st in points allowed and surrendered the most total yards in a single season in NFL history.

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dude .. . what free agent is gonna have lunch with a DEFENSIVE coordinator and NOT be talking football . . SEAN PAYTON and LOOMIS told ROBB RYAN to work his magic while they handled business in ARIZONA . . . . I HONESTLY THINK WE GOT'EM ! !! ! WHO DATT
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Okay, so I just read over at canalstreetchronicles that Nnamdi's so-called "visit" with the Saints was nothing more than a lunch date with Rob Ryan.

NFL Free Agency 2013: Nnamdi Asomugha Saints Visit Nothing Serious? - Canal Street Chronicles

I'm thinking 'WTF'? What is going on here? Asomugha is one of the most sought-after and high-profile free agents and he doesn't even meet with Sean Payton? Or Mickey Loomis?

Thoughts?
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dude .. . what free agent is gonna have lunch with a DEFENSIVE coordinator and NOT be talking football . . SEAN PAYTON and LOOMIS told ROBB RYAN to work his magic while they handled business in ARIZONA . . . . I HONESTLY THINK WE GOT'EM ! !! ! WHO DATT . . . ITS JUST A COVERUP
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #339
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I'm thinking 'WTF'? What is going on here? Asomugha is one of the most sought-after and high-profile free agents and he doesn't even meet with Sean Payton? Or Mickey Loomis?

Thoughts?

I can understand you are just anxious and wanting some action to "POP OFF"

*Calm down, Day-Day* in my best Ice cube voice.... Asomugha is making his decision, much like Jake Long did. Even if Asomugha chooses San Fran its not the end of the world. We now know the type of corner Rob, and the Saints envision for this D, because of the people they have targeted thus far. 6-0ft or better, not afraid to come in and support the run and excels in man to man situations.
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Read before you blurt....

"Loomis also said he and Coach Sean Payton met with Asomugha in New Orleans before the pair headed to the league owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, which officially began Monday morning."
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