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Asomugha on Chargers' radar

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Concudan
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    Asomugha on Chargers' radar - SignOnSanDiego.com

    There has been discussion at Chargers Park about the team possibly going after All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha now that he will become a free agent.

    Indications are – and this will shock no one – that the Chargers making a big play to sign Asomugha is a longshot. However, the talk has been serious enough to mention.

    There is a belief that Asomugha, who has made some $38 million over the past three seasons, will put winning ahead of another bank-breaking contract. His deal in Oakland voided after he did not reach any likely-to-be-earned incentives in 2010, and his eight seasons with the Raiders included a 37-91 record with no winning seasons.

    Norv Turner was Asomugha’s head coach in 2004 and ’05 and has gone against him at least once every year since. He thinks highly of Asomugha as a person and, as does everyone, a player.

    While numerous other teams – the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly chief among them -- are likely to be willing to pay more than the Chargers, the idea of playing for a winning team in San Diego might be a strong selling point.

    The issue, even more than the possible monetary investment, would be what to do with the Chargers’ current cornerbacks.

    It’s not as if they’re a bad duo, even if Asomugha would give them (and almost every team) an upgrade.

    Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason combined to allow just 95 receptions on 184 passes. That 51.9 percent burned rate was seventh among the league’s starting corner tandems.

    Talk about Jammer moving to safety is something that was fueled by Jammer as he looked toward the end of his career. It is not something the team is considering for 2011. More likely would be moving Cason to free safety and (if they can keep him) Eric Weddle to strong.

    Cason had a fantastic season in his first year as a starter (allowing just 51 percent of the 104 passes his way to be completed, finishin tied for seventh in the NFL with 17 passes defended and leading the Chargers with four interceptions). He would almost certainly be averse to moving to a position he’s not accustomed to and generally pays less to its top performers.

    Discussion of Asomugha to the Chargers is more than speculative. Those who decide and implement such moves have talked about. But, all things considered, it’s probably just barely more relevant than that.
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    Damn it

    The only purpose this article will serve is to get people's hopes up and increase the "Chargers are too cheap to care about winning" complaints when he signs elsewhere.
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    I'll believe that it is a reasonable possibility the day I see a money with wings coming out of it's ***. Until then, it is just another BS article by Kevin Acee
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    Dean said money is not a problem in terms of signing big free agents this year. Let's hope for something big to happen this offseason and I'm not talking about just Asomugha
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    If it is Asomugha, it better not be JUST Asomugha
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    While this is just a rumor right now so take it with a grain of salt, here's a few reasons to be optimistic
    1) This is the first time I've heard of the Chargers being connected to a major free agent since 2003
    2) The Chargers just by debating this are showing signs of seriously softening their hardcore stance against signing free agents
    3) This would bring us a major playmaker which is something we've lacked since 2008.
    4) It could lead to a strengthening of our backfield especially if it means Jammer moves to safety.
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    I say BS. No chance Aso becomes a Bolt. Not big enough a need. We need an impact ILB/DL/OL. Were we to go after him what would that say to Cason?, what's this about moving him to safety, whose arse was that plucked out of. Jeeeeeez. Bring on sun nite.
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    Maybe its true!
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    Jammer might be moved to safety to prolong his career. He has played some games there for the Chargers due to injuries in the past if I'm not mistaken.

    Finding a way to get Jammer, Cason and Asomugha on the field at once would immediately increase our big play ability next year!
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    Is AJ still the GM of the chargers? If so then this shouldn't be a issue. We won't be getting Asmougha period.

    /Thread.
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    Won't happen, and Weddle to SS is foolish. Jammer can hit, I can see him moving there, but Weddle couldn't knock grandma outa her socks. Weddle is a good fit at FS, Jammer has interesting potential at SS.

    But that just isn't a 2011 priority, too many bigger holes to fill.
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    I would like it if they brought in a good DE from free agency maybe a Seymour or something. I think he's a free agent.
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    Getting Asomugha would be a great move, Cason to safety would work out just fine maybe the tight ends would be slowed down a bit.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this comes to fruition... but Acee reporting this like it should be a surprise is somewhat stupid.

    The Chargers should be looking at and discussing all potential FA's. Does it mean it's always feasible to sign them under their salary structure and or philosophy-- no.
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    I guess AJ is also the GM of 30 other NFL teams because they won't be getting Asomugha either.
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    ^^^ This.
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    Yeah, no ****. We have other needs too, Dean. Adding one elite cornerback does not put us back into contention next year.
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    Agree 100% about the priority. We need a pass rush among other things and the CB position is one of our better groups right now on defense.
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    I agree it would have to be Jammer, but the article says Cason would be the one moving, which makes no sense to me
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    sOUNDS GREAT d'S WIN sb'S. jAMMER SHOULD PLAY SAFETY ALSO.
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    anyone who says "CB is not a need " must missed the Bungels vs the Chargers cuz Jammer was getting burned all day by ROOKIE WRs!!!!:mad::censored::censored::banghead:
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    I'd love to see Jam tried out at SS. He has never played there for SD. Dunno bout Texas?. Acee was saying 'CASON' could move to FS, as far as I know this is the first ever mention of he moving to FS. He played some nickel his first couple of years, it's clear his best position to me is on the corner. It'd be great if the Jam move worked to have Aso and Cason manning the corners but it ain't gonna happen. I'll say it again not highest priority position imho.
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    exactly, because one game is more telling than an entire season or career.
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    By that logic we also need a new quarterback because Rivers also had a bad day against the Bengals.
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    Corner-backs are the most important position on D in today's game. U can stack D linemen to make up for talent on the los. U cannot afford to just let Wr's burn u play after play though. Sign him asap. In fact if u can trust your CB's then u can do very exotic tricks on D which give u a huge edge in the game.
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    You can have the best Corners on earth, but if there's no passrush and pressure on the QB it won't matter. Gotta put more heat on opposing QB's! We need an impact passrusher!
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    Such as?

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