Detroit Lions Sign Nnamdi Asamougha: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

January 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Nnamdi Asamugha on the open market? WOW! Asamugha is arguably the best shut-down cover CB in the NFL. He’s also going to be the most expensive player ever to sign a free agent contract in NFL history.
The Raiders set this up when they failed to blitz Asamugha off the edge. Just one sack would have triggered Nnamdi’s option clause at $16.8 million for another year.
Truth be told, the Raiders couldn’t afford the services of Nnamdi Asamugha's shiny new contract. So, in the pretzel logic of Al Davis, let him go without any compensation whatsoever.
C’mon, man.
I want to dance a jig when I think of Asamugha in Honolulu Blue. Asamugha was targeted only 27 times in 2010. That’s 27! Opponents don’t try their luck against him. He gave up only 13 receptions and zero TDs. One thing is certain: Asamugha gives up little, if anything.
Derrell who?
In other threads, I did an impromptu analysis of the probable suitors, and the cost/benef...

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