Just Say “No” To Nnamdi AsomughaApril 2nd, 2013
Two years ago, Joe’s corner of the interwebs nearly melted his server because Bucs fans almost tore down the gates of One Buc Palace to demand Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik sign corner Nnamdi Asomugha. That same year, nearly as many Bucs fans slammed their fists on their laptops wanting Dominink to draft Mark Ingram. Last season, some Bucs fans nearly gave themselves a stroke screaming for Trent Richardson.
Interestingly, all three have underwhelmed, though Richardson not so much for his running. He’s become a posterchild for the NFL taking yet another giant leap to powder puff football.
Joe finds it intriguing that, damn the facts, some Bucs fans are still determined to see Dominik land Asomugha, despite the Eagles cutting him loose after Asomugha stole money from them for the past two seasons.
Even Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune is getting tormented about Asomugha in a TBO Bucs Q&A.
Q: I am not that thrilled with the thought of giving up a first-rounder for Revis (or worse two of them). Too many unknowns with his injury. My question is why has there been no interest in Nnamdi Asomugha? Did Philly break his spirit?
– Richard Brown, Venice
A: The problem with Asomugha is that he’s 31 years old and he’s coming off what scouts say were two really crummy seasons. There’s a reason the Eagles let him go and why everyone else is laying off, too, and those issues are a big part of it. Price is the other concern.
— Woody Cummings
It’s pretty ballsy of Asomugha to be asking for the sun and moon from teams after he went John Dillinger on the Eagles. Joe’s just about convinced Asomugha is more interested in his acting and dancing career than he is playing in the NFL.
The only reason Joe would sign Asomugha is if he played for the NFL minimum with a contract loaded with incentives. If Asomugha doesn’t like it, he can go perform on Broadway — or in one of those two-bit starving actor houses in St. Petersburg.