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UPDATED: Asomugha speaks . . . sort of

UPDATED WITH APPEARANCE ON ESPN’S FIRST TAKE

Nnamdi Asomugha was a panelist on ESPN’s “First Take” Friday morning and obviously made it clear with producers he wasn’t going to get into any discussions about where he might wind up as a free agent.

In the final segment, co-hosts Dan Graziano and Skip Bayless made their cases for where Asomugha should play while Asomugha listened intently. Graziano said he wanted to see Asomugha team with Darrelle Revis on the New York Jets.

Bayless made an impassioned plea for Asomugha to remain in Oakland.

“To me, you’re on the verge in Oakland of something good or maybe even something great,” Bayless said. So I say, go ahead and play the field and feel the love from everybody and get wined and dined because it’s fun to do and you’ve earned the right to do that. But in the end I want you to stay put.”

Nnamdi Asomugha spoke on the record for the first time since learning he would become an unrestricted free agent after failing to meet likely-to-be-earned incentives, choosing his words carefully in a brief interview with Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated, who put the item on his Facebook page.

“Honestly, I’m trying not to get too caught up in it right now,” Asomugha said of his impending free agency, noting that nothing can happen until after a collective bargaining agreement is reached.

A link to Asomugha’s comments is above.

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  • Orthodoxdj

    The most courageous white man I ever knew was black. That’s all I need to know.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # GG Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I want a Trestman-Jackson or Jackson-Trestman combination.
    _________________________________________________________

    Me too, but probably not like you =) if I was the owner, I would change everything except the name and the city!

    Team name Oakland Raiders
    Owner LMN

    GM Scott Piolo
    Director of Player Personnel Tom Cable
    Director of College Scouting Thomas Dimitroff

    HC Gary Kubiak
    OC Marc Trestman
    QB Coach Josh McDaniels
    OL Coach Bill Callahan
    WR Coach Hue Jackson
    RB Coach Tom Rathman

    DC Marvin Lewis
    DL Coach Mike Waufle
    LB Coach Jack Del Rio
    DB Coach Jeff Fisher
    ST Coach Brian Schneider
    Kicker Coach Morten Andersen

    salary, always the same amount as 16 highest paid Team players…

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

    What Huff is thinking…

    Huffy247 Michael Huff
    I just landed and I got a text that robo is goin to Dallas…can somebody confirm or deny that report?(oh boy)

  • M Lonetree

    LMN,

    when I was in Afghanistan, long before you had your deployment, it was a place of a millenium ago.
    No Russians, no Gringoes, no Islamic militants.
    Is what I saw less real than what you experienced?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # La Milicia Negra Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    # Orthodoxdj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    The most courageous white man I ever knew was black. That’s all I need to know.
    ________________________________________________________

    the most courageous MAN I ever knew is dead… thats always how it ends…

    its about the end-game, always is, dont matter sh1t if you are a brave 1diot, whom gets killed in the act, that doesn help those you leave behind…

    the bravest man I READ about was Flashman, worlds best coward =) go read the books about him, they are hilarious =)

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    LMN,

    when I was in Afghanistan, long before you had your deployment, it was a place of a millenium ago.
    No Russians, no Gringoes, no Islamic militants.
    Is what I saw less real than what you experienced?
    _______________________________________________________

    I dont understand, sorry, please elaborate.. you have lived for 1000 years? or what?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    M..

    and Im not quite sure, where and when afghanistan or deployment got into the talk, well I might have missed something…

    I would like to reply, but its late, i’ll go brush my teeth, and then I hope you have explained the stuff I dont get from your previous post!?

  • ArchiveTony

    # priesttj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Anyone wo says that race isn’t involved in this hiring process is either stupid or blind. Why do we needa Rooney Rule? it’s obvious but some retards can’t handle truth. RACISM EXIST!!!……….period
    =================
    In what hiring, Racist Old Man?
    You’re saying harbaugh was hired because he was WHITE?
    That Hue wasn’t hired because he’s black?
    Which one?

    But that wasn’t even the comment, was it??
    YOU STATED: “I think Hue Jackson has shown what he is capable of the only reason IMO he doesn’t have a BIG NAME is his skin color. Just keeping it real….”

    my reply is he isn’t a BIG NAME because he hasn’t done one single thing in the NFL.

    So, instead of having the balls to reply to the comment, you switch direction to running the racist bull**** about hiring?

    Are you a fall down drunk? Seriously, you babble like you are out of it. You can’t stay on track. You can’t even reply to comments made.

    All we know, for sure, is that you are a racist POS.

  • confucius400

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    M..

    and Im not quite sure, where and when afghanistan or deployment got into the talk, well I might have missed something…

    I would like to reply, but its late, i’ll go brush my teeth, and then I hope you have explained the stuff I dont get from your previous post!?
    ……………….DONT FORGET TOO FLOSS

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    C400..

    I remembered! =) LOL

    well night guys, take care..

    M, i might get back to you with a comment tomorrow, its nearly 6AM here, so I better find the egyptian cotton and the goose down =)

    Night all

  • confucius400

    The UFL publicly has admitted that the upstart league is having trouble making ends meet.

    A memo from Commissioner Michael Huyghue to “the fans of the United Football League,” Huyghue writes that the UFL “will catch up on our bills and resolve any issues with our business partners in due course,” which is an indirect reference to: (1) the fact that players weren’t paid for the final week of the season, weeks after the season ended; and (2) Mark Cuban has recently sued for the recovery of a $5 million loan that is past due.

    Huyghue also strongly implied that the league considered not proceeding with a third season. “Last week at our Board Meeting the owners agreed to fund 2011 because they believe in the UFL and they believe in the progress that we have made,” Huyghue said.

  • ArchiveTony

    Amy trask have had my vote for years, she could coach better than our last many coaches, and she’s obviously have more football-knowledge than his Al-ness..=
    ===================
    How so?
    Where do you get the idea Amy trask knows anything about the NFL, at all? She’s Al’s mouthpiece in court, and not a very good one.
    You know what Amy is responsible for? Her title? CEO. For Al Davis. Which means she’s a token exec who is supposed to handle finance, and admin. Duties, year to year, are in charge of ticket sales. Supposed to rep the team at meetings. But she rarely does. And the Raider attendence is dead last in the league.
    So, what has Amy ever done that indicates she’s someone to respect, or notice?
    John Herrera, Al’s personal puppet, is the one up front. Amy’s pretty much no where to be found.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Sources say Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis is close to naming head coach, and it appears it will be offensive coordinator Hue Jackson
    By Steve Corkran
    Oakland Tribune
    Posted: 01/14/2011 07:43:17 PM PST

    Raiders managing general partner Al Davis has wrapped up his staff evaluations and shifted his attention toward naming a new head coach. A decision is expected sooner rather than later.

    That’s the word emanating from several people familiar with the situation. Barring a last-minute change of mind by Davis, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is days away from being announced as the replacement for Tom Cable, according to several people who requested anonymity.

    Davis typically is the last one to hire a coach during offseasons in which he makes a change. This year won’t be any different, as every other vacancy has been filled.

    The only question appears to be when Davis springs the news and presides over a news conference for the first time in more than 16 months.

    Davis commenced the interview process Monday, and he has interviewed at least one candidate. Jackson is believed to be the odds-on favorite, even if he hasn’t interviewed yet.

    Jackson could not be reached for comment. However, a person close to Jackson said Jackson is prepared to be a head coach in the NFL for the first time in his career and that he fully expects it to be with the Raiders in 2011.

    In other news, three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said in an ESPN interview that it would be difficult to leave the Raiders after eight seasons.

    He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent, unless he and the Raiders work out a new contract before free agency begins.

    Asomugha said in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he was caught off guard by the news that the option year on his contract voided because of his failure to reach any of a number of likely-to-be-earned incentives last season.

    “When you’re playing to get into the playoffs, your contract is the last thing on your mind,” said Asomugha in his first interview since the season ended Jan. 2. “It wasn’t until the season ended (that) the reality of the situation set in.”

    He added that he hasn’t put too much thought into which team he is going to play for in 2011.

    “I’m trying not to get too caught up in it right now,” he said, citing stalled labor negotiations between NFL players and owners. “Plus, it’s my understanding that nothing can really happen until the (collective bargaining agreement) issues are resolved. … The thought of (free agency) is very new to me. It’s tough to describe. I’ve never been in this position before, ever.”

  • Orthodoxdj

    The most racist black man I ever knew was white.

  • ArchiveTony

    M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    LMN,

    when I was in Afghanistan, long before you had your deployment, it was a place of a millenium ago.
    ———————-
    not sure you can compare a Senior Tour Vacation stop as the same as being deployed there.
    You did say you, TJPriest, Lefty, and Kool were all old as the hells, right?
    I don’t think we were deployed to Afghanistan in the 60′s.

  • ArchiveTony

    *hills

  • ArchiveTony

    what other options, besides Hue, is there?

    serious options. Not hopeful, but serious options?

    not much, actually.

  • confucius400

    Sign T.O.player/coach

  • priesttj

    If a sign post says go left do you sit and argue with it to? The NFL itself has acknowledged that racism exist. Hue Jackson turned around an offense that was non-existent and made it one of the most explosive units in the NFL. Hue has done as much as any hot named assistant in this league for one year. He also has the chance to be a apecial componenet to any team as an OC same as Jon Gruden or Mike Shanahan or tons of assistants who benefitted from similar situations. Now if you call that nothing, so be it. I’ll consider the source.

  • ArchiveTony

    Interesting how TJPriest disappears when he gets called out.
    Some have a word for that.
    Rhymes with Howard.
    For the life of me, can’t recall it.

  • confucius400

    priesttj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    If a sign post says go left do you sit and argue with it to? The NFL itself has acknowledged that racism exist. Hue Jackson turned around an offense that was non-existent and made it one of the most explosive units in the NFL.
    …………………..he has done a mediocre job 8-8 i could take the same team and go 11-5 on my worst day.i could have went 8-8 with 2009 team.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    I love the rooney rule, but I don’t think it goes far enough. I think each team should have to interview a black man, black woman, white man, white woman, Native American man, Native American woman, Asian man, Asian woman, latino man, latino woman…..and a cave man (Rob Ryan) and a cave woman (Rosie O’Donnell)

  • priesttj

    That good news if infact it’s accurate. This way he can go to the allstar games with the staff and get prepared for the draft. So we’ll see…

  • confucius400

    Dakota Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    I love the rooney rule, but I don’t think it goes far enough. I think each team should have to interview a black man, black woman, white man, white woman, Native American man, Native American woman, Asian man, Asian woman, latino man, latino woman…..and a cave man (Rob Ryan) and a cave woman (Rosie O’Donnell)
    …………..yeah but no midgets…..

  • http://atm Raider O

    M,

    Islam ruled that area for centuries. Ottomans, Mughal Empire, etc….

  • priesttj

    He wasn’t the HC as I understand it. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    “At least one candidate was interviewed” lol

  • confucius400

    priesttj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    He wasn’t the HC as I understand it. Correct me if I’m wrong.
    ………..cable was the head coach and called the plays it did not work ,then they brought in hue jackson and they got better, now they are going back to hue jackson head coach and calling the plays ,it aint going to work again!!!!

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Raider O has been pissed at the white man ever since Trojan conquered the Nabateans.

  • djohnnyg

    388.bcz24 Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Schefter said on his weekly chat that there are a lot of teams interested in Nnamdi, and more will jump in. Nnamdi has basically earned the right and respect to choose whereever he wants. The only think Schefter said he knows for sure is that Nnamdi will NOT resign with the Raiders.

    Remember he said that IF Nnamdi DOES re-sign with Raiders.

  • djohnnyg

    I’d love Nnamdi to resign if for nothing else to prove Schefter wrong again.

    But according to some here Schefter is ALWAYS right about the Raiders; even though i’m still waiting for McNabb to show up as the Raiders new QB.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    or was it Trajan?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    new post

    no really….i am serious this time

  • http://atm Raider O

    M,

    “Islamic militants” have been there for decades, but Islam ruled that area centuries ago. It’s sad what humans can do in the name of faith. I blame humans and not the faith.
    I like to talk to you about Islam, when/ if you are interested. You said prophet Mohammad was a shepherd, but He was also a caravan manager & a Merchant.

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