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SaintLSUnAtl
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...

Sean said were taking it slow


St Augustine
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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If we sign him I'm going to miss Buddy D even more.








Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Sean said were taking it slow

smoke screen


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Zoltan
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Sean said were taking it slow


That's what every smooth operator says before he ultimately ends up baggin the dime.


mark65mc
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Looking at all these corners is a serious referendum on poor Patrick Robinson.


Robinson actually played ok in 2011. Spags screwed him up. He will do fine in a press-man scheme.

I actually think our secondary would be set by adding Nnamdi and keeping everyone else. Greer shifts to #2, Robinson shifts to Nickel, White to Dime. I think you see improvement out of Harper and Jenkins as well.


THRILLHO
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
Yeah, going hard after Kruger on first day of FA != taking it slow.


jorconalx
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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If we sign him I'm going to miss Buddy D even more.


yeah, buddy d would have a shite fit with that name


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HMTVBrian2
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Robinson actually played ok in 2011. Spags screwed him up. He will do fine in a press-man scheme.



He's an interesting player, honestly. When the light seemed to come in in 2011 he looked like a serious player. I agree that the zone concepts really messed him up..don't mean this in an ugly way but he's more of a read and react guy and not a thinker out there.

When he's gotta make quick decisions his game slows down significantly and he gets destroyed. Definitely built for a man scheme that lets him lock onto one guy and not worry about anything else.


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Zoltan
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NOLA
Member since May 2010
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Yeah, going hard after Kruger on first day of FA != taking it slow.


At the very least it lets other big names know we are serious about making room to accommodate them..


Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
If we can sign him to a relatively cap friendly deal, this is huge. He would come to a system that fits his strong suit and come back to the defensive coordinator that he was considered one of the best CBs in all of the NFL under.


Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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If we can sign him to a relatively cap friendly deal, this is huge

will be difficult considering he was paid $11 million last season and didn't want to restructure.

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He would come to a system that fits his strong suit and come back to the defensive coordinator that he was considered one of the best CBs in all of the NFL under.

Agreed, he would be a nice answer to Vincent Jackson, Steve Smith, and Julio Jones.
This post was edited on 3/13 at 6:21 pm


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Bduhon55
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
High prices CB with proven success in the 3-4 under Rob Ryan...sign him up


tigerbait1.6
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2013
1840 posts

re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
heres a question,
was NA always a great corner, or was he a product of RR system?


Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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always a great corner


shortstop1627
New Orleans Saints Fan
shreveport
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
Great man to man . Zone not so much


Hugo Stiglitz
USA Fan
Germany
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
Shutdown corner... nuff said.


CM84
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2007
2543 posts

re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
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Random thought: asomugha at safety Jenkins back at corner?


Asomugha = corner

Quddus or insert Player = safety

Jenkins = Bench


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F machine
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2009
11886 posts

re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
He wasn't shutdown with the eagles. I would still like him though cause he has shown he does well in Ryan's system.


ralsu
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re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
Can Asomugha play safety ala Charles & Rod Woodson?


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Zoltan
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since May 2010
1101 posts

re: Saints pursuiing Asomugha ("Have to beat out 49ers")...
I feel like there is so much confusion and constant facts are being repeated.

Is he a shut down corner? YES, in the sense of man -to- man press coverage. He can go toe to toe with anyone.

But didn't he struggle in Philly? YES, but Philly had him playing a lot of Zone. He is not a zone cornerback. Just like Jason David could not play man. (I'm certainly not comparing the two in a talent sense)

He will be a good fit in Ryan's system: YES, because the 3-4 and the system Ryan runs depend on cornerbacks who can play solid Man to Man coverage.

Can we afford him? Ask Mickey..


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