• May 24, 2022

Asomugha Excited To Join Eagles & Compete For Super Bowl

During his time in Oakland, Nnamdi Asomugha didn’t experience much winning. Aside from last season’s 8-8 record, Asomugha never experienced more than five wins since joining the league in 2003.

“Obviously it’s frustrating to not win. The number one goal when you come into this league is to win the championship,” said Asomugha. “You hear every team say it every year, you know, “We want to win the Super Bowl, that’s our goal”. It’s the only reason you play. So when you’re not winning and not making it to the playoffs that can be frustrating.”

Asomugha has never participated in the NFL playoffs, either. Which is yet another reason why Philadelphia was so enticing to him.

“It was depressing. Like I told you before, there’s one main reason why you’re playing. You want to win. Obviously, it would be a little depressing. I wouldn’t watch when the playoffs would come around,” said Asomugha.

Losing takes it toll on players, especially ones that are as competitive as Asomugha. With winning on his mind, Asomugha believes he has put himself in the best position possible in Philly.

“Obviously, I’ve seen what the Eagles have done in the past, the winning tradition that they have, and it excites me. It excites everyone here.,” said Asomugha. “Obviously now were looking into the future to see what we can do with this team, but they’re winners.”

Asomugha joins Philly at the perfect time. GM Howie Roseman has gone “all-in” this free agency, acquiring top tier free agents: Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Donald Lee and Vince Young. He also did an excellent job in handling the Kevin Kolb trade; a move that wound up bringing yet another Pro Bowl caliber corner, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, to the city of Brotherly Love.

This could be, arguably, one of the most skilled teams ever to don the midnight green uniforms.

“It’s a talented team. I’ve been on talented teams before. I think from top to bottom in the organization its first class, with the head coach, president, GM, owner, all the way down to the players,” said Asomugha. “It has a championship feel to it. Obviously you still have to go out on the field and you have to perform. All we can do is go out and work and expect to bring back victories.”

Because of all the talent on this team, Asomugha’s decision became much more easier to make.

“Like I said, there was so much from top to bottom that they had, and they were aggressive. When a team wants you, you can feel it. When you feel that match, I don’t think you can shy away from that,” said Asomugha.

Another key component to Asomugha’s decision was the connection he and DeSean Jackson have, as well as he and Mike Vick, who campaigned for him at last year’s Pro Bowl. In Oakland, Asomugha never was on a team that had a leader like Vick, so playing with Vick this season is a major benefit.

“It’s a big draw, because you know that [Vick]’s a great player and talented player. I spoke to him at the Pro Bowl and he did a mini-recruiting pitch there. That was good to feel,“ said Asomugha. “Obviously DeSean [Jackson] has been texting and calling throughout the off-season. Having Vick here, and the rest of the talent that’s here, I think that’s the big draw. Obviously no single player can control the team. When you get a group of talented guys like that and guys that are ready to win, it’s impressive.”

With so many high-caliber players on this team, the one issue that could arise this season is whether or not the team can develop chemistry.

“Obviously we still have to go out there and play. Everything looks great right now, but we still have to gel, we still have to come together and work, and bring those victories,” said Asomugha.

Winning is the only thing on Asomugha’s mind. He made that clear in his press conference. There were many teams after him, but Philadelphia was, and has always been, the place for him. He even took less money to play for the Eagles.

“There was money out there. There was a market out there with numbers that the media assumed I wanted…The thing I wanted most of all was to be in the right situation,” said Asomugha. “My team and myself, we felt like this was it regardless of money, regardless of location, and regardless of the supposed things I want to do after football. Regardless of all that, we had to make a clear decision as to what was best for us.”

Kyle Phillippi

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18 Comments

  • LET’S GET IT!!!!

    SUPERBOWL BABY~ IF WE GET THAT RIGHT TACKLE ADDRESSED.
    NO SACRIFICING VICK’S BLINDSIDE!

  • Talk of superbowls in August is foolish. Period.

    The team got a lot better. We got NNAMDI! Got a lot of good players in here. But f the superbowl, let’s build a good team and get ready for the season.

  • Colts sign Ernie Sims lol. You just made your defense worse than what it was.

  • Teams in the NFC that have improved thru Free-agency/Trades,etc,etc

    #1) Eagles
    #2) Bears
    #3) Seahawks
    #4) Panthers
    #5) Cardinals
    #6) Redskins
    #7) Lions
    #8) Falcons

    Teams that have done very little or taken a step back
    #1) Cowboys
    #2) Vikings
    #3) SL Rams
    #4) 49ers
    #5) Saints
    #6) Giants
    #7) Packers

  • The packers are still gonna be right where they were last yr… they had 14 guys on IR that are coming back… theyll be fine, they didnt have any holes on the team… the saints have improved thru the draft amd FA, theyll be contenders too… the cowbows will be a tough team this year but we ll still beat them, there a tough team to be though, its always a dog fight, no pun intended lol…

    I would say that the lions are second on that list as teams that have improved this offseason…

  • WE JUST SIGNED RONNIE BROWN!!!!

  • EAGLES SIGNED RONNIE BROWN!!!!! BIG PICKUP!!!!

  • Nice RB for between the Tackles and was very succesfull in SHort-YArdage/Red-Zone Running situations.. Not sure about his blocking or cathching the ball out of the backfiled which is usually a pre-requisite for a back in Eagles offense.. but he can sure pick-up some tough yards when healthy

  • Hes actually a better between the tackes runner than mccoy in all honesty, of course mccoy will get better though… but this was great insurance in case mccoy goes down… knock on wood…

  • SAINTS PULLED A ROBBERY… THEY JUST SIGNED DT AUBRAYO FRANKLIN FROM THE 49ERS… HES A MONSTER

  • It doesnt matter Eagles dont run enough for Brown to make an impact and if they do run the ball I am more than happy enough to let MCoy get 20 carries a game.

  • My biggest concern is RT and them not addressing this in FA or the draft is a little bit alarming. Dunlap absolutely stinks and Justice isnt much better, The whole SB run is based on Vick being healthy. How could you possibly not address his blind side? Its mind boggeling. When he is running for his life from that right side people are gonna say you signed 10 all pro FA but didnt address Vicks blind side which was clearly a problem last year. How can this be?

  • Winston Justice is on PUP and they are reporting that Dunlap is getting beat like a drum in camp. Your going into the season with that?

  • Wildcat all day!! This is one of the originators of that offense… He ran it like noone else… also keep in mind that this was a great pickup because Ronnie Brown is a great blitz pick up blocker, one of the best at RB and thats what we need not just all this offense…

  • McKinnie is a possibility but hes a LT not RT… maybe hes willing to go over to the other side, if so that would be a even bigger pickup… winston or dunlap may be let go, the more i think about it…

  • I love this dude! Not only is he great, he is classy on/ off the field & never talks smack. He’s all business! I’m so pumped for the season! Can’t wait!
    GO EAGLES!!

  • Come to find out Mckinnie played both RT AND LT ON THE VIKINGS, THATS THE TYPE OF VERSATILE GUY THE EAGLES LIKE

  • Eagles president Joe Banner told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche and Bucky Brooks on their “Cover Two Podcast” on Tuesday that the team has received several calls about Samuel and is weighing its options.

    “We are open and in fact engaged with conversation with people that are interested in acquiring one of our cornerback,” Banner said. “Teams that need a corner have inquired about the depth at the position and we’re listening to them. In the end as we’ve tried to do in every situation, we’ll make an evaluation as to what leaves us with the best team.”

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