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Where will Nnamdi go?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 1:23 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Sizing up where Nnamdi Asomugha could end up assuming there will be a normal free agency season once the NFLPA and owners ratify a Collective Bargaining Agreement:

1_New York Jets

The easiest and most obvious destination. Asomugha and Darrelle Revis, in jets, talked about teaming up at the Pro Bowl last year. Asomugha loved playing for Rob Ryan, whose personality is essentially the same as his brother Rex. Antonio Cromartie is scheduled for free agency or could a playmaking slot corner if the Jets really wanted to stack the secondary.

Don’t discount the the location and what New York could generate both for Asomugha’s philanthropic pursuits as well his acting career.

2_Houston

Houston hired Wade Phillips to turn around the defense, more specifically the NFL’s 32nd ranked pass defense. Yes, Asomugha wants to play for a winner and the Texans have never made the post season. The problem this season wasn’t a very good offense, but a pass defense that surrendered 33 touchdown passes and a staggering 100.6 passer rating for opposing quartebacks.

Might be the team most likely to write a gigantic check.

3_New England

If Asomugha truly wants to play for a winner, he picks up the phone once free agency begins, calls Bill Belichick and offers top play opposite 2010 standout rookie Devin McCourty. He won’t make as much money in New England, but he’s already banked $38.3 million over the last three years.

4_Dallas

Asomugha and Terrance Newman would make a pretty fair tandem and Jerry Jones isn’t shy about spending money. Not a winning team this season, but one with talent. Of course, Asomugha may not want to set foot in Cowboys stadium since Miles Austin was probably the last wide receiver who got the better of him in a big way on Thanksgiving in 2009.

5_Oakland

Maybe I’m ranking the Raiders too low here. When Asomugha was franchised, I didn’t think he’d show up at training camp on time and was proven wrong.

The negatives? Asomugha spoke out for continuity and Al Davis let go of Tom Cable. He’s also cast an admiring glance at more creative defensive schemes which might give more opportunities to be a playmaker.

6_San Francisco

Jed York and Trent Baalke are on a roll, so why stop with Jim Harbaugh? York said money was no object with regard to the coach, what about at cornerback?

7_Chicago

Asomugha’s presence could a strong defensive team that much stronger and is far superior to either of the Bears’ starters, Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.

8_New Orleans

The shredding of the Saints secondary by Matt Hasselbeck is fresh on the mind of coach Sean Payton.

9_Green Bay

Yes, Asomugha’s friend Charles Woodson is here, but the Packers already have Tramon Williams locked up to a longterm deal opposite Woodson and he’s one of the NFL’s best young corners.

10_Baltimore

Asomugha has heard of the brutal Baltimore practices as detailed by former teammate Chris Carr, but speaks of linebacker Ray Lewis as if in awe. The question is how much longer will Lewis play?

11_Washington

Another location that would appeal to Asomugha, with his interest in goverment and world issues. The Redskins aren’t afraid to spend, coach Mike Shanahan knows Asomugha well from his days in Denver. Of course, the Asomugha-DeAngelo Hall pairing didn’t go smoothly in Oakland (for Hall, anyway).

12_Seattle

Ownership has lots of money to spend and the Seahawks would like the idea of having Asomugha opposite Marcus Trufant.

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  • da trinity

    trinity 4 gm ,he has my vote

  • alex7

    Looks like Trinity forgot to switch account names there :)

  • alex7

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    Reid on Kolb’s ticked off attitude about possibly being the backup next year.

    That’s the kind of attitude I want in my QB if he gets benched.

  • Carl Weathers

    alex7 Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Looks like Trinity forgot to switch account names there
    ***********
    LMAO!

  • da trinity

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  • Carl Weathers

    da trinity Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    alex where is everyone at right now this room is dead
    ******************
    Why don’t you fill it up!

  • da trinity

    I didn’t forget to switch user name I’m just feelin myself you know

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  • da trinity

    I am feeling it up just tired of talking to myself

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Da Trinity Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I am feeling it up just tired of talking to myself
    ————————–
    The spelling and convo is tired.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Al plays the fiddle while Rome burns…

    Another day with absolutely nothing happening.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Al’s busy low-balling Jackson.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Fire one coach and low-ball the other after a 6-0 div record.

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  • edward teach

    Kell,

    I don’t buy that. For all we know Al could have let him talk to SF as a courtesy to the Niners, and he could already BE the head coach of the Raiders.

    It’s entirely possible that he and Al are right now looking at hiring new WR and O-line coaches and a new D-coordinator.

    You know how Al works. Announcing things on the media’s (and some fans’) schedules isn’t very high on his priority list.

  • Seymour Bush

    # ArmChair GM Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    # SilverNBlackPA Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Mista,

    I was referring to CWood and Nnamdi. Woodson was drafted in 1998 and he was a shutdown corner. Nnamdi emerged in 2006 as a shutdown corner, right after CWood left. So yes, we have had one continuously from 1998-2010.

    Moron.

    Sheesh.
    ____________________________________________________

    Mista is an idiot.Quick to pass judgment on someone else, while he steadily drops turds all over the place himself.
    =============================================

    Hahahaha. missed-a-brain is the lowest trogledyte on this board after wacky-chit. You have to TRY to be as stupid as he is.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Edward Teach Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    Kell,

    I don’t buy that. For all we know Al could have let him talk to SF as a courtesy to the Niners, and he could already BE the head coach of the Raiders.

    It’s entirely possible that he and Al are right now looking at hiring new WR and O-line coaches and a new D-coordinator.
    ————————————–
    It could also be that Al is waiting to hire a GM first, but I doubt it.

  • edward teach

    Lol.

  • edward teach

    Who do you have in the NC game tonight, Kell?

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Al, just squander the momentum, baby!

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  • BaltimoreBeast2014

    Im Telling Y’all Now…If Nnamdi Goes To The Ravens, Ed Reed Is Going To Break The Season Record In Interceptions (14)… RAVENS FOR NNAMDI!!!

  • Hot Shot

    28 times this year Nnamdi was thrown at and gave up no touchdowns.Thats a shutdown corner.We need to keep him.

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  • wildcat21

    @ bigblackdeath29
    @ CDERaider
    You are both idiots, Nnamdi is one of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL, Who really gives a damn about if he hasnt come up with stats the past two years… people stopped throwing to Nnamdi because he was and still is, obviously a threat just like Revis is oppose to cromartie. when they did throw to Nnamdi check the stats on how many passes were completed his way, exactly very little because hes in good position, think about whats gonna happen if the raiders really let go of him, that leaves routt and johnson and niether of those guys are ready to take on big name recievers like Nnamdi did Huff and Tyvon Branch arent the best cover safeties in the league either, and that has a lot to do with a cornerbacks performance

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