Nnamdi Asomugha Slipping Away from the Jets?

Nnamdi Asomugha Slipping Away from the Jets?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing Houston has moved into the lead for Nnamdi Asomugha—money will be in the 12-14 mill per year range...Revis makes 11.5 per year
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Michael Lombardi
RichCimini
If #Jets lose Asomugha, they might have some patching up to do with Cromartie. He could be mighty expensive consolation prize. #nyj
7/28/11 11:41 AM

 

  • Massmann0504

    As much as i want Nnamdi to sign with us, that’s too rich for Jets right now. I mean how can we address other areas if we give him that much? I do think  the best spot for long term winning is with Jets but how do you turn that down? Then you add in NO STATE TAX! OH MY GOODNESS!! 

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      Oh yeah, they are going to offer more and no state tax.  He’s not coming to the Jets.  Now we can sign BOTH Cro and Bray.

      • Massmann0504

        I think that would be the “BEST” thing to do. That group was a 3rd down play from making a comeback to get to Superbowl! I do believe they would have mmarched down field and score to win that game!

  • Massmann0504

    Oh and I am a Jets fan! Go Jets!!

  • http://twitter.com/nflroundtable M Strauss

    I’m confused why he would go to SF, haven’t made playoffs since ’02, and never being recognized as the greatest ”san fran” player. Houston I can understand, esp to play with Mario Williams, what a stud, but still never made the playoffs. Houston hasn’t had over ten wins in the past five years… Come to NY, they win and everything, and he is worth more than Revis… He was thrown at 20 less times then darrelle last year.

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      He needs to come down to 10 Mil per year if he’s coming to the Jets… Just my opinion.  He cannot make more than Revis.

      • Massmann0504

        I agree Eric. If he does that,  that can leave a little room to do something else or just to leave a cushing if Jets need it.

      • Sammy Lee from the O.G

        If we’re reportedly still $10 mil under the cap for this year, and we sign Aso to $10 mil a year, how much of that would go towards this year’s cap? Would we have anything left to sure up other positions such as DL and OLB?

    • Massmann0504

      I agree M strauss! Other than playing “AT HOME”, I see no reason to go to San Fran. You laid out good reason there. They are a few yrs away from winning. Well NFC West is weak lol.  As far as Houston check out my comment. It’s one of the reasons I moved here. Man it’s hard to pass up no state income tax. 

  • Keithk70

    let him go if he thinks houston is going to be in the Super Bowl then go ahead we can make more moves to help team and still sign top 5 CB in cromarti #imo

    • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

      The problem is that Cro is going to want #1 money.  He’s not that good.

      • Massmann0504

        That’s the other problem! So if we pass on Asomugha, do we pay Cro $8 mill a yr?!! I say if we lose Asoumgha go get top tier pass rusher!

        • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

          I think we lose both Nnamdi and Cromartie.

          • Massmann0504

            Yeah I think Jets may have burned bridge with Cro with this.

  • Louisgeneux20

    Johnathan Joseph still an option?

  • http://www.jetstwit.com/ Erik Manassy

    Cromartie’s ego is TOO BIG to come back to the Jets if we lose Nnamdi.  He’s going to be pissed that we wanted Nnamdi first over him.  That’s why I say we lose both if we don’t land Nnamdi.

  • http://profiles.google.com/roylpickering Roy Pickering

    I don’t think Cromartie or Asomugha deserves more $ than Revis, although the Jets perhaps s/b willing to pay the latter more (temporarily, until it’s time for Revis to get his next contract) to bring Asomugha on board.  That would equip Rex Ryan with the best and second best corners in NFL to work with, and I’ve no doubt he could do major damage with such a combo.  The Jets would return to being the Sack Exchange even w/o having any dominant pass rushers on the strength of coverage sacks alone.  Not that Revis-Cromartie is a slouch duo, but if upgrade can be made in second part of that combo you do it.  Or rather, this particular Jets team should do it because having premiere talent in secondary will enable Rex Ryan to have the greatest degree of success his style of defense is capable of.  The Jets were told before hiring him to be prepared to get him corners.  No point in half assing it.  Revis + Asomugha + fully recovered Leonhard at safety = serious trouble for opposing offenses. But it only happens if Asomugha has priorities other than just making the most amount of money possible with new deal.  And I agree with you that if the Jets fail to get him, they may also have alienated Cromartie in the process of trying to upgrade, and the only way to appease him will be to offer more money than he deserves.  If nobody better than Cromartie is available then hopefully the Jets can keep him because failing to upgrade is disappointing, but ending up downgrading is significantly worse.