An interesting nugget was hidden in a recent piece penned by Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com on last week’s Senior Bowl which was held in Mobile, Ala.
Mosher’s piece included many unflattering takes on former free agent prized turned disastrous cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Mosher, citing various personnel types, outlined a bleak future for the former Raiders standout who is set to earn $12 million in 2013.
“The Eagles’ secondary could be completely blown up. One source with direct knowledge of the their personnel said Nnamdi Asomugha can’t run anymore and another said Asomugha is best suited for a Cover 2 defense.”
The criticism of Asomugha wasn’t limited to those who worked outside the Eagles organization.
“Regarding Asomugha, one former Eagles coach said the corner’s game had declined years ago, which means the three teams that hotly pursued Asomugha after the lockout — the Eagles, Cowboys and Jets — were more enticed by the name than they were dedicated to studying the tape.”
And the criticisms weren’t limited to his declining physical skills.
“One scout who has covered the West Coast for several years said he questioned Asomugha’s passion for the game back in college. Asomugha played at Cal.”
It remains possible that Asomugha returns given it would cost the Eagles a $4 million cap hit, but with a new regime in place, the Eagles may be willing to expedite the process and part ways with the former All-Pro this offseason.