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Old 03-06-2013   #2
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Default Re: Eagles to Release Asomugha

Wow. How far you can fall in such short time.

It was two years ago that this guy was the primary target for the Texans.

Flash backward to the free agency period of 2011...the Texans pay royally for the acquisition of Asomugha, they have a shut-down corner and are instantly upgraded to AFC South favorites. The Texans select JJ Watt, but the play of Asomugha fails to live up to the potential envisioned by coaches and fans.

Would the Texans finish as AFC South champs in 2011? Would they have made the playoffs? What would we finish in 2012 with Asomugha and KJ as our two corners and without Danieal Manning at Safety since we had paid J-Jo and Manning's combined salaries for only one player in Asomugha?

The ramifications of decisions like this are staggering when you think about it. Rick Smith fans will say "He has earned his money as GM by grabbing J-Jo and Manning rather than only Asomugha," and the Rick Smith opponents will say "It was only because Asomugha priced himself out of our comfort zone, it was a gift that Asomugha was too expensive, rather than Smith's GM skills."

32 is 32. I don't think he can recover what he had with the Raiders. Time and some doubts about his abilities will be too much for him to overcome. I'd like to get people's opinions on moving him to a Safety position. He has the talent and the natural skill level to succeed, but maybe it's just that he can't perform as a CB any longer? Give him the back end of the field to roam and patrol, and maybe he has another 3 to 5 years left in him???
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