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Nnamdi Watch Day 16: 49ers Smart in Their Pursuit of Nnamdi Asomugha




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The San Francisco 49ers are looking to add another cornerback this offseason and have been in talks with free agent Nnamdi Asomugha for over a week now. But the veteran DB is reportedly torn between San Fran and the New Orleans Saints (who are making a strong push for his services) and has yet to make a decision as to where he’ll be playing next season.

The Niners, already equipped with three quality corners, aren’t willing to guarantee Asomugha a starting spot in the lineup, but can offer him one heck of a shot at getting his first Super Bowl ring. The Saints, on the other hand, can promise a starting job, but it would be as part of a rebuilding defense on a team with little-to-no shot of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in the near future.

Veteran free agents heading to San Fran have found out the hard way that playing time is no guarantee. Randy Moss saw limited action throughout the 2012 season after signing a one-year deal, and Brandon Jacobs was barely able to get on the field before being suspended and eventually let go. Trent Baalke and Co. know the road to success in this league is through the draft and not free agency, a strategy that has obviously worked to their favor.

Asomugha would probably fare better in San Fran’s D than he did in his two years with the Philadelphia Eagles, but that doesn’t mean the Niners should overpay or make any unnecessary promises to bring him in.

They are instead playing it smart, as usual, and letting the player decide if he ultimately wants a bigger paycheck and more playing time from a team desperate to sign him, or a shot at playing for a championship. Being only 31, there’s a good chance Asomugha signs with the Saints, which should be just fine with San Francisco.

There are plenty of young and talented corners in this year’s draft that can not only provide immediate help, but also serve as another building block for sustained success. The 49ers will have 14 picks in this year’s draft, so if there’s someone they truly want, they should be able to get their hands on him.


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Oh frick him!!!

They are going to see what's up. Much improved Defense and the best Offensive mind in football back on the sidelines.



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a team with little-to-no shot of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in the near future.


fricking idiot statement.






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They all said it was huge to lose SP, but getting him back will apparently cause negligible improvement.





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What team can ever say they had the worst defense in the history of the league in terms of yards allowed, lost their head coach, gm, had two interim coaches,and still finished 7-9 with much to be desired? Then comes back with said coach, gets a new D-coordinator, attracts two quality free agents, switches to a better fit defense, and still has one of the most potent offenses in the game? A Super Bowl contender that's who... Frick the stoooopid. It's too easy to discount us as out of it, just like it was too easy to pick anyone but USC v. Bama in the NCCG in the eyes of the media last year preseason.





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They all said it was huge to lose SP, but getting him back will apparently cause negligible improvement.


This






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We gain 1 win per 3 spots gained in overall defense. 28th= 8, 25= 9, 22= 10, 19= 11, 16=12... Unrealistic to think at this point our D goes higher than that but the opportunistic mentality will return like in 09. (Weren't we only 22nd that year?)


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If we get to the Super Bowl, I suggest every Saints fan wear one of these shirts:







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Brettesaurus Rex
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Is this from today? Looks like the same exact article that's been published for the last week





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Is this the douche that wrote the article?






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what a jerk, he looks like he doesn't even know what a light source is.





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We gain 1 win per 3 spots gained in overall defense. 28th= 8, 25= 9, 22= 10, 19= 11, 16=12... Unrealistic to think at this point our D goes higher than that but the opportunistic mentality will return like in 09. (Weren't we only 22nd that year?)


Factor in 4 more wins for Sean Payton, if we get our defense up to 22-25th overall, we are looking at 13 wins. Which is exactly what we had in 2011.






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Factor in 4 more wins for Sean Payton, if we get our defense up to 22-25th overall, we are looking at 13 wins. Which is exactly what we had in 2011.


Our turnover margin was either first or second highest that year I believe. That's why I'm more bearish on the thought process. It's hard to replicate the amount of defensive touchdowns we had that year.






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Is this the douche that wrote the article?



Yep and he's a bleacher report writer

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In some ways, writing for Bleacher Report has made me feel like a kid again. Publishing a well-researched, informative article can be a chore, but having the opportunity to fully engulf myself into the wide world of sports makes every second worthwhile.

In just over a year’s time, I’ve written more than 150 articles that have combined to reach over 500,000 readers. It’s still difficult for me to grasp that as reality, especially considering how ecstatic I was the first time something I wrote reached 50 reads.

I’ve also had the privilege of contributing to B/R’s 2012 seven-round NFL mock draft, interviewing five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis (twice), and—perhaps best of all—interacting with thousands of people who are as passionate about sports as I am.

Of course, for any of this to be possible, I knew I had to be willing to make that jump. Thankfully, it was Bleacher Report that offered not only a place for me to land, but the resources that have helped me feel closer to my dream than ever before.


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Not sure what the big deal is. This is lazy bleacher report caliber writing here.





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Well CSP did say not to expect to really be a contender this year. Said we should keep our expectations low because there will be a lot of turnover. Judging from how much better a lot of NFC and NFC South teams are getting, he's not necessarily wrong to say that the team may be a few years off from a title, I just think he's saying it for the wrong reasons.





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Our turnover margin was either first or second highest that year I believe. That's why I'm more bearish on the thought process. It's hard to replicate the amount of defensive touchdowns we had that year.



That was 2009, not 2011.






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Publishing a well-researched, informative article


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In just over a year’s time, I’ve written more than 150 articles


So he writes well researched, informative articles at a pace of 3 per week. He's awesome...






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Our turnover margin was either first or second highest that year I believe
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That was 2009. 2011 is 2 seasons ago. We ranked 24th overall on D. Finished 13-3.







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