Nnamdi Asomugha – will he be here in 2013?
It’s about time.
The news from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday morning was music to the ears of Philadelphia Eagles fans:
“@AdamSchefter: When two sides meet this am, Eagles will ask CB Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure contract or they will release him. Asomugha guaranteed $4mil.”
Fairly or unfairly, Asomugha has become the poster child for the many failures on both sides of the ball that plagued the Birds during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. His 5-year, $60 million contract, which seemed like a good move when forged in the summer of 2011 for the hottest free agent on the market, now leaves us scratching our heads.
I was willing to give him the benefit in the 2011 season. New team, a defensive coordinator new to the team and no offseason. Asomugha would find his groove in 2012.
Until he didn’t. His star had fallen so far that quarterbacks were deliberately targeting him, and for good reason. Very often he missed his coverage, looking at teammate...