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Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:24 am
 
Asomugha

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While the Texans grabbed Johnathan Joseph and the Steelers re-upped with Ike Taylor, knocking two of the three most-coveted free agent cornerbacks off the market, we’re still waiting to see where the most-expensive of them all, Nnamdi Asomugha, will sign.

The original thought(s) were the Texans, the Jets and the 49ers. Then, as Houston took on Joseph on Thursday night, it became the Jets, the 49ers (and maybe the Buccaneers, the Cowboys and the Raiders (!)). All were rumors, and supposedly, there was a chance it would be resolved late Thursday night or early Friday morning*.

*Luckily, this didn’t happen while the Eye on Football blog was catching a few hours of shut-eye.

Apparently, it’s now down to two teams. As NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reports, Asomugha will sign either with the Jets or the Cowboys, and some believe Dallas actually is the favorite.

This will be the first big competitive test for New York coach Rex Ryan and his brother, Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, since Ryan took over the Cowboys job. It adds a little bit of intrigue to a situation that continues to be one of the most interesting storylines of the new NFL season.

Who can afford to sign and pay a guy who will probably command at least $15 million a year?

Jets CB Darrelle Revis obviously would love to have the second-best CB in the league playing opposite of him, and Jets QB Mark Sanchez has intimated that he (and maybe some of his teammates) would be willing to restructure his contract in order to land a big free agent.

The Cowboys, while way over the salary cap limit at the beginning of the season, has been dumping big-salaried players since Tuesday in an effort to sign a high-impact player.

My guess: the Jets still have the upper-hand. But with Jerry Jones always looking to get what he wants, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Asomugha end up in Dallas.

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Comments

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:57 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

cloose???  um....choose



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:56 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Rmember when the Giants were the team in NY?  Aaaahhh sonny boy, we were getting egg creams for a nickel and playing stick ball in the middle of Broadway. 



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:56 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

If he were to cloose a Texas team he would earn more money, plain and simple. If the contract offers were completely equal, let's say 14 million per year average, Nnamdi would earn $1,239,800 more in Texas than in New Jersey. So if it's money the Jets will lose the bidding war. If it is the hope for a championship, then I'd have to give the Jets the nod. Now if Nnamdi doesn't realize the money part, or his agent is too dumb or stubborn to factor it in...that's another story.



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:54 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

If Asomugha want to be a champion after the season is over, then he needs to join the Cowboys. If he is content being a paper champion before the season, or a proclaimed by his coach champion, the he should join the jets. It would be funny to see the jets have two of the best corners in the game and still lose though.

Huh??? When was the last time the Cowboys were a champion when the season was over! Makes more sense to join the team that has made the AFC title game the last 2 seasons and not the team that missed the playoffs all together. Cowboy fans are worse than Heat fans!



Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:50 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

As we can alll see the NFL is being shakin up. Haveing the two highest payed shut down corners might have done well against last years schemes, but were not replaying last years games. If this union happens coaches will do what they are paid to do and find away around them to get the ball in the endzone. Put your #1 in a #3 slot if their in zone or hit your TE, RB, #3 receiver if their in man. Dont forget about running the ball staight up the middle when you have your #1 and #2 furthest away from eachother putting blocks on them 20yds away from the play. The Jets would be playing with fire. Between Injury and things never translating directly from paper to play they are going to be the same team w. an x factor. Lets also not forget that everyone on the team breaking their back arent going to be makeng nearly as much money and nfl players have been known to think they always deserve more, but the jets will have no money left. The duo would be a great now fix if they needed it, but they dont need him. Just pick up a 1st rounder next year thats known to be a shut down corner. Like the Giants did. Tampa Bay has 50 mil till their cap and a group of young contenders. Lengthy deal, SB possibility. TB should make a move and might be waiting to see who offers him what first so they can go just above that. Thay have been very quiet.

The point im trying to get accross if your still hung up on who is suppose to be the best is that there are ways around haveing two allstar defenders on a team. You would think with peppers and the entire LB core of the bears they wouldnt be under performers or the steelers haveing an elite player at almost every defensive position actully show up during the super bowl. I hope you are a jets fan, you sign him and you lose. And when your hitting the pole in you mothers basement with a wrench wondsering what went wrong you will think of me and this artical. Ill except a money donation as a sighn of your forgivness. The jets might need it more though becasue they wont have enough money to sign a rookie punter next year. Vick came out and was a monster. Then he got shut down. Alot. Teams train for teams and its not going to be any different if the Revis and Confusing name pair up.




Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:49 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Jets would have to pay Nmandi more than Revis and Revis is arguably better than him.  I wonder how that will go over? 



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:49 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

*Luckily, this didn’t happen while the Eye on Football blog was catching a few hours of shut-eye.


*Like you can't copy and paste someone else's work at any time and add some ignorant opinion to it.




Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:49 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Not as funny as watching the cowgirls spend big and not make the playoffs... again. 



Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:48 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

"If Asomugha want to be a champion after the season is over, then he needs to join the Cowboys."

Funniest quote ever!!!LMAO!!!!



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:47 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

SIG831 - Take a look at the stats.  Along with how Revis shut down Chad Johnson (twice!), there is no way Nnamdi is number one.


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