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Old 12-26-2013, 10:04 PM    (permalink
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Default Nnamdi Asomugha retires

I know this isn't major news anymore but I really have to hand it to this guy for being Revis before Revis was Revis.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10...11-seasons-nfl

He will be missed and while I'm sure the Eagles aren't big fans of his, he truly did lock down an entire side of the field in a time when it was basically accepted that such a thing had become extinct.
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Kind of crazy to say that his career spiraled down hill AFTER he left the Raiders.
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Kind of crazy to say that his career spiraled down hill AFTER he left the Raiders.
possibly an NFL first? :)
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Nnamdi was a bright spot in a dark era for Oakland, very good CB on a bunch of bad teams. QB's refused to throw his way and he was a team leader on and off the field.
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I know this isn't major news anymore but I really have to hand it to this guy for being Revis before Revis was Revis.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10...11-seasons-nfl

He will be missed and while I'm sure the Eagles aren't big fans of his, he truly did lock down an entire side of the field in a time when it was basically accepted that such a thing had become extinct.

He really wasn't Revis before Revis was Revis. Revis didn't shut down a side of a field as much as he shut down whoever the opposing team's #1 WR was. The year when there was the big argument over who was the best between Woodson, Revis and Asomugha, while Nnamdi was busy being the least thrown at cornerback in the NFL (or close to it), somehow Revis was one of the top five *most* thrown at.

Kind of sad he retired though, I was hoping he'd give it another go next year.
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He really wasn't Revis before Revis was Revis. Revis didn't shut down a side of a field as much as he shut down whoever the opposing team's #1 WR was. The year when there was the big argument over who was the best between Woodson, Revis and Asomugha, while Nnamdi was busy being the least thrown at cornerback in the NFL (or close to it), somehow Revis was one of the top five *most* thrown at.

Kind of sad he retired though, I was hoping he'd give it another go next year.
yah it wasn't a perfect comparison, mostly talking about being 'the' CB.
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I didn't really follow his career too closely, are there any indications why his career took such a hit after he left Oakland?
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I didn't really follow his career too closely, are there any indications why career took such a hit after he left Oakland?
Because he was overrated.

It wasn't so much that teams avoided Asomugha, but why throw at him when you've got an easy, high risk, gambling mark like D Hall on the opposite side??

Good/great corners don't become mediocre/awful once they switch teams.

I never got the hype about Nnamdi before he left Oakland, and all I saw was a bad corner in Philly.

I find it funny that Deangelo Hall became the superior corner once he left Oakland, yet Nnamdi fell off the face of the NFL earth.
He couldn't even manage the switch to FS.
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I didn't really follow his career too closely, are there any indications why career took such a hit after he left Oakland?
A lot of people want to blame it on having to play more zone in Philly (which is true) and it not being what he's good at...but to be honest he just wasn't the same guy. People started throwing at the guy and he looked absolutely lost. I don't know if he just cashed in on the big payday and that was that, but he was not anywhere near what he was in Oakland. The guy was really fun to watch play as a Raider.
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It was a mixture of age, system, and confidence. He was a top level player in Oakland and it didn't translate after that. He still is a great person and I'm glad he is comfortable enough to walk away.
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About time. He realized he couldn't make in Sf . So he decided to call it quits which is smart. Just don't pull a Favre.
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About time. He realized he couldn't make in Sf . So he decided to call it quits which is smart. Just don't pull a Favre.
Favre might have been annoying with his constant mulling over retirement, but he was still playing at a somewhat high level, or at least an above average level.
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Favre might have been annoying with his constant mulling over retirement, but he was still playing at a somewhat high level, or at least an above average level.
The annoying part is that he wanted to play but he wanted to use his position to get more special treatment.
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I never completely figured out how to pronounce Asomugha, so I just started pronouncing it "Awesome-wow" and nobody ever corrected me.
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I never completely figured out how to pronounce Asomugha, so I just started pronouncing it "Awesome-wow" and nobody ever corrected me.
No point in spoiling it for you now. You should always remember him as this, along with his time as being a Raider.
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He is now known for being married to the women from the TV show scandal so I guess he didn't need the $ anymore.
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If I was married to Kerry Washington I'd quit too. THAT WOMAN CAN GET IT ALL!
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