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UPDATED: Asomugha speaks . . . sort of

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 9:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • PurpleDrank81

    Muhammad Wilkerson should be looked at real close

  • SilverSurfer

    Some saying Al will keep whoever he wants?
    Players in the past bought out their contracts, just to get out of Oaktown. Money wasn’t the issue.
    non-dysfunctional was.

  • priesttj

    All biug name coaches wee once asistants, there somegreat assistants out there capable of winning SB’s just the same as Sean Payton and Jon Gruden were. Big name only means one thing “well known” I think Raheem Morris is a perfect example. Now Leilie Frazier the landscape is filled with these types that can flat out coach but without the “BIG NAME”.

    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….

    I think Hue is as capable as any coach we’ve ever had Shanahan, Gruden, Flores, Madden and others. In this case perception has nothing to do with reality.

  • djohnnyg

    296.Dakota Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Only 6 hours until Al wakes up for the day!

    GM of the year!

    FINALLY!!! Someone who “gets it”.

  • confucius400

    lot of good that will do having a big name coach,we have the biggest name of all al davis and we did not make the playoffs.

  • M Lonetree

    You can be certain when Al talks to HueJack he’ll ask why in the fhuk did you you run reverses time after time, game after game, the first play from scrimmage? Yeah, here and there, but every friggin’ game?

    oh well, youse guys have already decided everything that AD thinks and believes about offenses and defenses and coaches and assistants and players and contracts and everything there is to do with the Raiders and the NFL. so then why bother? if everything is predetermined why bother?
    by the way, Nostradamus had the Tuck Rule in quatrain #314.

  • priesttj

    They all had to start somewhere the didn’t have big names before they were hired they made their names when they got the opportunity.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Man I hope the Jets beat the Pats

  • ArchiveTony

    There goes the racist POS again, running his racist bull****.
    Hue isn’t a big name because of his skin color?
    HE’S NOT A BIG NAME BECAUSE HE’S DONE NOTHING IN HIS CAREER, YOU SORRY FOOL. Nothing. Zero. Amounted to squat. hasn’t excelled anywhere. How in the hell does someone who’s done nothing become a big name, you idiot?

    You need to put down the bottle, Old Man.

    Want to see your ignorance, in all it’s glory?
    You state Hue is as capable as Madden, Flores, Gruden, all proven winners, where you then follow it with “perception has nothing to do with reality”?? lol.
    You’re exactly right, Old Man, your perception of Hue has NOTHING TO DO WITH REALITY.

    # priesttj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    All biug name coaches wee once asistants, there somegreat assistants out there capable of winning SB’s just the same as Sean Payton and Jon Gruden were. Big name only means one thing “well known” I think Raheem Morris is a perfect example. Now Leilie Frazier the landscape is filled with these types that can flat out coach but without the “BIG NAME”.

    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….

    I think Hue is as capable as any coach we’ve ever had Shanahan, Gruden, Flores, Madden and others. In this case perception has nothing to do with reality.

  • priesttj

    Neither has Harbaugh but he got 25 mill as a big name. The college game is a different sport than at this level. Harbaugh hasn’t done a thing at this level. He didn’t even win a BCS championship at his level. Yet he was bigger than coaches that have won SB’s.

  • priesttj

    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

  • M Lonetree

    BHP,

    at least Crazy Eyes Jimmy can call up his bro Harbaugh and Jon can tell him that this ain’t college anymore. Grown men don’t take that Mangini/McDaniels screaming very well.
    For 25 mil? Uh, JimmyCrazyEyes should begin donating some of that to various foundations and charities ’cause he definitely hasn’t earned it nor is he likely to.

  • djohnnyg

    On the other hand just becuz someone doesn’t like Hue it doesn’t mean they are racist.

    I will judge ALL Raider coaches on their won loss record.

    I don’t care if they’re black, white, red, yellow or polkadot. In fact I would prefer our next coach BE polkadot.

  • priesttj

    The niners could’ve gotten Hue Jackson for half what they paid for Harbaugh and he’s shown what he can do at this level. All they did is bring him in to satisfy the rule and proceed to prostrate before Harbaugh’s greatness. Giving him a contract worthy of a HC who’s been there and done it.

    It’s CRAZY and I love Harbaugh but no way at that price.

  • PurpleDrank81

    If the Colts franchise tag Manning then it would come out to be about 22 million a year… IF th Franchise Tag him the next year would be 27 million….. Manning as a free agent??????

  • PurpleDrank81

    It’d be pretty awesome to have a Polka Dot Coach

  • priesttj

    Amen M…

  • confucius400

    djohnnyg Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    On the other hand just becuz someone doesn’t like Hue it doesn’t mean they are racist.

    I will judge ALL Raider coaches on their won loss record.

    I don’t care if they’re black, white, red, yellow or polkadot. In fact I would prefer our next coach BE polkadot.
    ………………..yeah i dont care what color our coach is as long as its not a woman!

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  • confucius400

    i wouldnt want a midget as head coach either

  • http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/home DaRayduh

    I would doubt very much Al considers race in his hirings of coaches. Others, not for me to say. Al see’s a man from the inside, I am sure.

    What Al is looking for in a coach is the cheap. A coach who basically will work for the minimum and take orders.

    Hue probably hasn’t been named yet because Hue feels he is worth more than the cheap. Not for me to say what Hue is worth, but maybe he knows the b.s. that comes with being a Raider hc, and probably wants true value for it. Not market value, but true value for having to deal with Al ( which has to be way much more than 2 mil ).

    Cables value on the open market may not be squat, but as a Raider hc he guided them to the first season of no 11 losses in 7 years, and the future looked promising. And a hc should have quality guys like Hue and co. to run a functional team. Maybe Hue knows he can be named but doesn’t want some of the cheap assts. Al has in mind.

    One other quick note: who knows how Hue feels about Cables walking papers. Did he agree with it, was he taken aback by it, did he see it as an opportunity for him ( I doubt it ), did he think it was under-handed and sinister, or how does he see it? I would really like to know. But breaking the shroud of mystery behind the silver and black curtain is not easy.

  • PurpleDrank81

    I would love a midget as a headcoach

  • djohnnyg

    566.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    It’d be pretty awesome to have a Polka Dot Coach

    It’d be the first one in the league. Now THAT is innovation.

  • M Lonetree

    BHP,

    the Rooney Rule in concept is fine. Force the white boys club to open up. In practice most of it is a sham. Token interviewees and then off they go.
    Glad that Leslie Frazier doesn’t have to go through the crap year after year anymore.

    addendum : A Stanford profeesor just completed a process of interviewing a sample of US adults asking if any of them had done anything heroic. He found that 20% of them, by his criteria, had done so with selfless acts.
    The professor also accounted by his interviews and statistics that Blacks and Hispanics were twice as likely to have performed heroic acts as Caucasians.
    The professor offered some surmisals but no explanations for this finding.

  • confucius400

    then all of his assistants would be midgets and they would all drive out on to the field and pile out of one of those little cars!

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    # 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
    ________________________________________________________

    I agree racism do exist, but racism has 2 sides… and you just keep on showing the other side of the coin, all the time…

    Hue was a no-name in you tiny world until he was hired here as an OC for the mighty raiders with all our gratness (LOL)… had he gone to the donkoes, you would say he was still a no-name coach…

    Raheem is considered as COTY, you mentioned Frazier, do I have to remind you of who won the COTY last year??? well it was Marvin Lewis, btw runner up was Lovie Smith… hmmmm what does they all have incommon!?!?

    why does these guy being mentioned??? BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD AND HAVE SHOWED IT…

    Hue, is a No-name coach, because he only got a 8-8 record, he couldn’t win more than TWO games outside the division and duuuuh btw he was only a goddam OC, not a freaking HC..

    ^^^^So thats why Hue IS a No-name and not a big-name…

  • PurpleDrank81

    You guys are something else with all this race battling…..

    I cant wait fro the first black midget woman coach

  • M Lonetree

    Confucious say,

    last man standing is first man breeding after the Apocalypse.

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    # M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    A Stanford profeesor just completed a process of interviewing a sample of US adults asking if any of them had done anything heroic. He found that 20% of them, by his criteria, had done so with selfless acts.
    The professor also accounted by his interviews and statistics that Blacks and Hispanics were twice as likely to have performed heroic acts as Caucasians.
    The professor offered some surmisals but no explanations for this finding.
    ______________________________________________________

    wow, great!! well I dont doubt it one bit, but btw, what color did the professor have?

    well another thing, was it >heroic in a selfless act< in the eyes of the questioned person or to the study/questioneer?… because there is also a study that says belief in ones abilities, though unfunded are huge in the USA, and more within black and hispanic communities, than caucasian..

  • confucius400

    man with tool in woman’s mouth not necessarily dentist.

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    djohnnyg Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    On the other hand just becuz someone doesn’t like Hue it doesn’t mean they are racist.

    I will judge ALL Raider coaches on their won loss record.

    I don’t care if they’re black, white, red, yellow or polkadot. In fact I would prefer our next coach BE polkadot.
    _________________________________________________________

    I 100% agree, or maybe not about the polkadot-thing, that would just be plain weird =)

  • priesttj

    M that is a very interesting study. I wonder what was his criterion was and if it has cultural elements in the findings. Nonetheless very interesting!

  • M Lonetree

    PurpleDrank81,

    I would love to have the Oaktown Raiders with the first female Head Coach. A motivator and time-out coordinator? Why’nda hell not? Doesn’t have to be black nor a midget at all.(Jessica Alba?)

  • priesttj

    I’ll take Jess Alba for whatever she wishes to be.

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    # priesttj Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    The niners could’ve gotten Hue Jackson for half what they paid for Harbaugh and he’s shown what he can do at this level. All they did is bring him in to satisfy the rule and proceed to prostrate before Harbaugh’s greatness. Giving him a contract worthy of a HC who’s been there and done it.

    It’s CRAZY and I love Harbaugh but no way at that price.
    ______________________________________________________

    hmmm ole BHP, sounds to me your mancrush on Harbaugh is a reason to this hissyfit!?, that and you mancrush for Hue…

    or maybe you are just pissed, that your beloved 9′ers wasted money on a unproven guy from college?

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  • PurpleDrank81

    I just love Little People LOL

  • http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/home DaRayduh
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  • M Lonetree

    BHP,

    don’t know the criteria, professor’s name is Philip Zimbardo. probably find it all on line.

  • http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/home DaRayduh

    Al Davis would do Raider Nation right by getting Jessica on board. I don’t care what capacity, PR, HC, Raiderettes, just hire her Al.

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    M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    PurpleDrank81,

    I would love to have the Oaktown Raiders with the first female Head Coach. A motivator and time-out coordinator? Why’nda hell not?
    ________________________________________________________

    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..

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    # M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    BHP,

    don’t know the criteria, professor’s name is Philip Zimbardo. probably find it all on line.
    _______________________________________________________

    Bwhahhahhahaa, LOL NOT him, oh, then I recall my trust in the study. LOL

    he was the man with THEE experiment… you know, the prison experiment…

  • confucius400

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    I just love Little People LOL
    ………….would you still like midgets if one was standing next too your girl and says your hair smells nice?

  • http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/home DaRayduh

    Course Beyonce would make a pretty bad-ass Raider coach too. I doubt that would ever happen, but can you imagine anyone steppin out of line with her? No way.

  • PurpleDrank81

    LMAO Thats Hilarious and yea I Probally would…. My fascination with Midgets is borderline Insane

  • M Lonetree

    LMN,

    I agree. Amy Trask should run the org top to bottom.

    as far as the study at Stanford I have no idea about the professor’s angle, but I do not doubt his findings as implausible.

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

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

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    # M Lonetree Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    LMN,

    I agree. Amy Trask should run the org top to bottom.

    as far as the study at Stanford I have no idea about the professor’s angle, but I do not doubt his findings as implausible.
    ________________________________________________________

    well, I ont either, gotta read more about it though to make such stand, but Zimbardo is a very questionable fellaw, he married his student (well who can blame him) and some say he actually have a satanic angle within him, since most his studies have made huge emotional scars in his “lab-rats” with NO care what-so-ever…

    the movie ‘the experiment (2010)’ sux, but the german version from 2001 is waaay better are both based on a book about the schism in the standford prison study… Qwaaaaysiiiie! =)

  • confucius400

    sign T.O.