The Philadelphia Eagles may have just put together the most dominating group of cornerbacks in the history of the league.
Nnamdi Asomugha, arguably the greatest CB in all of football, will officially join Asante Samuel and DRC in the Philadelphia secondary. Think about that a second. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie might be our third string corner. Unless this is some weird set-up to a deal that will end in an Asante trade (and I really really hope not), this might just be the happiest day of the year for me.
There are no stats needed for Awesome-wa, mainly because he doesn’t have many. He gets thrown at maybe once a game, and he’s still managed to disrupt enough passes and pick enough balls to go to four consecutive Pro Bowls. There is no doubt. This move, more than any other this offseason, will have the biggest impact on the 2011 season for us. We just got scary.
The only possible downside – aside from the possibility of losing 22 – might be cap room now, as DJax has made it clear he will not report to camp until he is assured of a new deal prior to the regular season. After what happened to Leonard Weaver yesterday, you can’t really blame him.
Luckily, the Eagles went into this offseason with more camp room than most teams, and the recent cuts (Bradley, Weaver, etc) now make a lot more sense in retrospect. I still believe Andy and his boys will do right by Jackson, and the Eagles will go into 2011 as odds-on favorites for the Superbowl.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all of the critics who so vehemently attacked me back in May for saying Nnamdi was “most likely” headed to Philly that I was, as always, right. Suck it.
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