The Curious Case of Nnamdi Asomugha

OAKLAND CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders warms up against the St. Louis Rams during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 19 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Bruce Allen has recently conveyed that the Redskins have a clear and aggressive plan for free agency this offseason, whenever that may be. But does the plan include pursuing top free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha? Chances are Asomugha ends up in the NFC East either in DC, Dallas, or Philadelphia.

Recently ESPN Blogger Dan Graziano made his case for the Skins pursuing Asomugha:

I believe that, if the Redskins got him and no one else, their defense would improve as a result. They could use him the way the Jets use Darrelle Revis, to effectively take one receiver out of the game, and that would help their pass rush by eliminating a downfield option and forcing the quarterback to wait longer to throw. I get your point about how big-splash free agents haven't worked out for the Skins, but Nnamdi is no Albert Haynesworth. If they can get him without blowing up the rest of their plans to do it, they should make every effort.

There is no doubt that Asomugha is one of the best cornerbacks to come along this past decade, but the main question is would pursuing Asomugha blow up the Skins budget and/or plan?

In my mind the defense is pretty well set except at CB and if Asomugha was signed he would likely be the only addition to the defense, except maybe a undrafted free agent or two. But would this affect our pursuit of quality offensive lineman or even a quarterback on the other side of the ball. Signing Asomugha is such a typical Redskins move and we've heard, like Graziano stated, "this guy isn't like so and so..." before. But would Asomugha really be different or is this whole situation another Mike Shanahan smoke screen to drive Asomugha's price up since the Cowboys and Eagles will likely be involved? Either way it will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker