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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: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

That Colt game was 2 years ago as well you idiot.<br />




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Jets are not as good as they seem. They only made the playoffs because the colts sat their starters and let the Jets win, the Jets needed that win just to make the playoffs. The same thing happened the other year with the Bengals; Cinci sat their starters the last game and let the Jets win, if not the Jets, again, wouldn't even have made the playoffs. They did well in the post season, but stil lost handidly to the Colts and Steelers. Dallas with their new coach and players, with their locker room cancers sent packing, are going to be a perennial deep playoff/Super Bowl team for the next 5 years, especially with Nnamdi!
No, the Colts and Bengals games were in the same year.  The Bengals also did not "let" the Jets win, unless of course the Bengals just wanted to be one and done in the playoffs.  Maybe that's why Carson Palmer hates the franchise so much, but no, I think they just suck.

The Jets beat the Colts the very next year.  It's a good team that has beaten everyone the past 2 years or played competitive games with the eventual SB winners.  2 years ago the Saints beat the Jets by I believe 2 TDs, off of two Mark Sanchez rookie turnovers, and then won the SB.  Last year the Packers fail to score a TD and beat the Jets in a FG game where the Jets missed the FGs.  The Packers went on to win the SB.  The SB runner up Steelers lost to the Jets in the regular season and then almost lost in one half again in the playoffs.

If you'll remember, when I said the Packers would win the SB at the mid-point of the season, most people mocked me and said they wouldn't even make the playoffs.  That is because the Packers needed a serious run to get into the playoffs, where teams rested their players and again "let the Packers win" which is just a load of crap.  Nobody "lets" anybody win.  The NFC has been the better conference the past few years, hence why they usually win the SB. 



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

That's better than being a front-runner like yourself and being a Cowboys/Pistons/Penguins fan!

Why do morons like yourself make fun of people who root for teams who haven't won a championship in a long time? Oh, that's right...because you went and hand-picked all your teams because they've all had success since the late 80s/early 90s. Let me guess, you were a kid back then and loved Troy Aikman & Emmitt, The Bad Boys in Detroit, and Mario & Jagr.

F##KING FRAUD!!!
I've lived in Michigan, Texas, and currently Pennsylvania but keep trying tool.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

ur such an idiot---1st 2 yrs as a head coach Rex Ryan takes his team to the AFC Championship both years---Sanchez 1st 2 yrs same thing---football is the hardest sport out of the 4 to make the playoffs and 2 yrs in the row they make the AFC Championship and no they didnt lose handidly to the Steelers last yr--I dont know what game u watched




Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Wow, "racist" eh? "Redneck, white trash asshole"? I know a racist when I read one. Blacks can be racists right, like you? Or is that just a "whitey" thang bro?

It's FOOTBALL pal, not a societal reflection. Try to keep your racist comments to a minimum...oh...and use English.  



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

LOL @ DeathSquad........ I assume you were directing that 12 year old blow up toward me?  While I commend you for your eloquent vocabulary, I think you should seek therapy, not only for your anger toward other human beings, but also the anger boiling within from what I can only construe as dismay for how HORRIBLE the Bay area sports have been for a looooooong time.  You might be better off switching to the Raiders at this point.....



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Jets are not as good as they seem. They only made the playoffs because the colts sat their starters and let the Jets win, the Jets needed that win just to make the playoffs. The same thing happened the other year with the Bengals; Cinci sat their starters the last game and let the Jets win, if not the Jets, again, wouldn't even have made the playoffs. They did well in the post season, but stil lost handidly to the Colts and Steelers. Dallas with their new coach and players, with their locker room cancers sent packing, are going to be a perennial deep playoff/Super Bowl team for the next 5 years, especially with Nnamdi!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Jets and Cowboys should both teal Asomugha to take a hike, and then offer him about $8M a year take it or leave it.  They are being stupid and bidding against themselves.  This guy really does not care about winning or anything he has claimed all along.  It's all about the money, and winning teams can't break the bank on CBs.  Put that money towards a pass rusher or to shore up your offenses.



Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

I would think that Nnambi Asomugha will go to the Jets.  This is because he wants to be on a SuperBowl team before he gets "over-the-hill" and the New York Jets are the one team that is literally a playoff win away from making it to the big game.  With Revis and Asomugha the Jets could go man to man (which is exactly the game they play) with the wideouts and free up the defensvie lineman and linebackers to tee off on the opposing teams running game without having to add another DB instead of losing a DL or LB on any given play by going to a nickel or dime defense.  The only problem would be against the New England Patriots, seemingly the team they would have to beat to get to the SuperBowl, if it comes down to a low scoring game, then the team with the best offense would most likely win the game.  Consequently, as it stands at this time, the Patriots have the better offense by far and nobody wins close low scoring games like Bill Belichick has throughout his coaching career.  On-the-other-hand, since Rex Ryan has taken over the Jets, he has shown that he can also win the low-scoring, close games.  However, I still feel that they need to shore up their running game in order to beat the Patriots.  Mark Sanchez has proven that he can "show up" and perform better in the passing game in the playoffs than during the regular season even without a top-notch offense.  I guess, if they can land Asomugha, we will just have to wait and see how it pans out.  BUT WOULDN'T IT BE INTERESTING!  I'd pay to see an AFC Championship Game between the two if they can land Asomugha.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

That's pretty funny coming from a guy whose favorite pro teams haven't won shit but one Stanley Cup.  Oh wait, that's right, the Cubs did win the World Series a little over a hundred years ago.  Keep hating loser.

That's better than being a front-runner like yourself and being a Cowboys/Pistons/Penguins fan!

Why do morons like yourself make fun of people who root for teams who haven't won a championship in a long time? Oh, that's right...because you went and hand-picked all your teams because they've all had success since the late 80s/early 90s. Let me guess, you were a kid back then and loved Troy Aikman & Emmitt, The Bad Boys in Detroit, and Mario & Jagr.

F##KING FRAUD!!!


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