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Houston columnist hears Asomugha “doesn’t want any part” of Texans

Nnamdi Asomugha, Ricky Brown AP

Texans have a huge need a cornerback and arguably the best cornerback in football will be available in free agency.  It only makes sense that there would be some speculation in Houston about going after him.

A few days back, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote “of course” the Texans will pursue Asomugha.  He just doubts they’ll get him, because Asomugha could end up being the highest paid defensive player in history.

There’s another reason why Asomugha may not land in Houston.

“Word is Asomugha doesn’t want any part of our little corner of paradise,” Richard Justice of the same paper writes. “Really? Well, buddy boy, I’ve got about 30 million reasons you might just change your mind.”

We’d expect the theory that Asomugha doesn’t like the Texans to be shot down at some point, regardless of whether it’s true.  Eliminating potential landing spots won’t help Asomugha become the highest paid defensive player in the league.

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37 Responses to “Houston columnist hears Asomugha “doesn’t want any part” of Texans”
  1. waxthat says: May 17, 2011 4:03 PM

    he’s staying in the bay area. SF that is

  2. jerseybaron says: May 17, 2011 4:05 PM

    Eagles get him.

  3. seabreezes51 says: May 17, 2011 4:05 PM

    I think he meant that he wanted no part of Texas…. Including that other team there……..
    Go Eagles

  4. berniemadoffsides says: May 17, 2011 4:08 PM

    I don’t think any CB could fix that secondary. They’re eternally cursed with pass defense.

  5. volcom2143 says: May 17, 2011 4:11 PM

    I’m Betting the eagles throw a ton of Money at him . We need a right corner opposite asanti . We could use him big time . And then we could have one of the best corner duos in football…, if there ever is football .

  6. tedskro says: May 17, 2011 4:11 PM

    Peter King has Detroit as the dark horse to get him, it’s time Mayhew throws a boat load of cash to get a huge piece for the young team

  7. mediocresince2002 says: May 17, 2011 4:13 PM

    Please Please Please stop reporting on anything that Richard Justice says. He is a moron.

  8. mykelane says: May 17, 2011 4:24 PM

    As a Eagles fan, we need him. BUT knowing the FO, they’ll go get DRC (Rogers Cromartie) since Asomugha will be 30 and want “too much.”

  9. piratebeard says: May 17, 2011 4:26 PM

    I hate to see asomugha leave the raiders, but thanks to AD overpaying him in his last contract he can’t afford anyone else.
    My last memory of him on the field was last year against the Broncos upending tim tebow for a -2yd run!
    Hell of a pass defender and hell of a tackler too.

  10. jwphillips17 says: May 17, 2011 4:37 PM

    I’d be more surprised if you could find anyone in America who actually wants to live in Houston.

  11. dynasty233118488 says: May 17, 2011 4:37 PM

    Why would he want to play for the MEagles? He wouldn’t fit into their culture of selfish me-first team cancers, divas, felons, and sadists.

  12. 00reo says: May 17, 2011 4:46 PM

    “ter King has Detroit as the dark horse to get him, it’s time Mayhew throws a boat load of cash to get a huge piece for the young team”

    That’s what you’d call a massive waste of money. Speaking as a Titans fan, Schwartz’s scheme doesn’t need great cover corners. He relies heavily on a very strong DL to get pressure and his corners in zone. Their DL of Suh, KVB and Fairley should make just about any corner look like a Pro Bowler. Asomugha would be wasted in that scheme.

  13. bengalsown says: May 17, 2011 4:54 PM

    No income tax in Texas.

    Stupid decision Asomugha. Could save you millions.

  14. beastofeden says: May 17, 2011 4:56 PM

    This guy is one the MOST OVERRATED players in the NFL today.

    People want to argue “Well QB’s don’t throw at him making it so half the field is void”

    Wrong.

    V.Jackson and P. Rivers SHREDDED this guy for seasons. And why would you throw at him when you’re promised a catch and run throwing it at the other corner? 0 INT’s last season.

    Where ever he goes will get 10 cents on the dollar as a return on their investment.

    OVER RATED

  15. We'reFineThere says: May 17, 2011 4:57 PM

    He’s already seen what Syrup can do to a $50 million man, why would he want to become one in a town that specializes in it?

  16. laeaglefan says: May 17, 2011 5:20 PM

    The only problem with the Eagles throwing a bucket full of money at Asomugha is that they risk Asante Samuel grumbling about his contract and wanting to renegotiate. Fact is that Asante had better learn to tackle before he’ll ever sniff any more money than he’s getting now.

  17. thekingdave says: May 17, 2011 5:27 PM

    Lesson learned Gregg, don’t ever cite something from Justice’s blog as fact. It’s merely a place to house his bipolar, tongue in cheek rantings to obtain hits. Nothing more that piles of dog sh*t thrown against the wall to see what sticks.

  18. sufferingbirdsfan says: May 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    He just left and 8-8 team, why go to a below average one? He’s going to get paid regardless so he might as well win. Eagles baby!

  19. whitemike55 says: May 17, 2011 5:45 PM

    Richard Justice doesn’t know Sh*T!

    I live here in Houston! Biggest Flip Flopper, he’s terrible.. Thats why he covers the LAST PLACE Astros and NOT the Texans Like John McClain. (Who is reputable)

    Why not come to Houston?
    1. McNair can write and cash the checks.
    2. Top 5 Offense
    3. Last Year we were plagued by injuries on defensive side of ball. Mario, Demeco and Cushing only played 1.5 games together ALL SEASON!
    4. Added Wade Phillips.
    5. Teams in Division have taken step back. Especially Titans and Jags.
    6.We kicked the Colts As% last year to open the season.
    7. Nnamdi is good friends with Andre Johnson
    8. No State Sales tax.
    9. Beautiful Woman
    10. Great Food
    11. Warm Weather.
    12. Force to be wreckin with in AFC South this year and AFC Conference.
    13. Will be the highest paid defensive player
    14. I can go on and on……

    COME TO HOUSTON NNAMDI!!!!!!!

  20. nyctexan says: May 17, 2011 5:46 PM

    Does a city 3.5 hours to the Northwest interest you, Asomugha? Please God say yes.

  21. scoob766 says: May 17, 2011 5:46 PM

    @bestofeden – The Chargers do not torch Nnamdi, I am not even a Raiders fan, but look at the stats. Overrated? I don’t think you watch enough football if you think that.

    Nnamdi has said he wants to stay in the Bay, Oakland cannot pay him but SF can. Niners have a high chance of getting him.

    Either way though bestofeden your a moron.

  22. jgrange says: May 17, 2011 6:07 PM

    Why can’t the Raiders pay him again? Also, beastofeden has no idea what he/she is talking about.

  23. tatum064 says: May 17, 2011 6:08 PM

    “V.Jackson and P. Rivers SHREDDED this guy for seasons. And why would you throw at him when you’re promised a catch and run throwing it at the other corner? 0 INT’s last season.”

    how many times did V.Jackson or M.Floyd or any other Charger receiver else CATCH A TD on Nnamdi

    0

    you “shredded” our secondary and STILL GOT swept last season.

    Nnamdi shut down Fitz (vs. the Cards) and Andre Johnson (v. Texans)

    FAIL

  24. derekjetersmansion says: May 17, 2011 6:19 PM

    So basically you switch to a 3-4 when you have the worst secondary in the league? Doesn’t matter which formation you run.

  25. skinsfandcdan83 says: May 17, 2011 6:31 PM

    He will end up in the NFC East…Either the Skins, Eagles or Cowgirls land him !!!

  26. JackLeone says: May 17, 2011 7:04 PM

    Translation: I don’t want any part part of Peyton Manning twice a year!

  27. qj1984 says: May 17, 2011 7:12 PM

    I am not saying money isnt important to Aso but I am thinking after being stuck in the black hole his entire career, he doesnt want to go to another team on the verge of being good. He wants to go to a team that is already there and will likely continue to be there. Because lets keep it real, he’s going to be one of highest paid players in the NFL no matter where he goes.

    A player with championship aspirations and closer to the end of his career than the beginning, might just pass up being the highest paid player period to be one of the highest paid and get a better shot at a Superbowl. I am not saying he is that guy but he might be.

  28. thebion says: May 17, 2011 7:25 PM

    “A player with championship aspirations and closer to the end of his career than the beginning, might just pass up being the highest paid player period to be one of the highest paid and get a better shot at a Superbowl. I am not saying he is that guy but he might be.”

    Exactly. He’s made plenty of money in his career already. If he truly cares about winning championships, this is his best shot.

    I’m not even a Ravens fan but I would mark huge if he ended up there. Holy crap.

  29. narutofan10 says: May 17, 2011 7:28 PM

    jerry jones will give him what he wants we got his former D coordinator and great defensive pieces in jay rat and d ware

  30. yerdoneson says: May 17, 2011 7:43 PM

    @whitemike55

    I think you mean no state income tax. As a Cowboys fan living in Houston, all you Texans fans are delusional. Beautiful weather in Houston? The summer months in Houston are the worst due to humidity.

  31. blackbeardk says: May 17, 2011 8:04 PM

    Eagles would be dumb to sign Aso…they play zone defense…the reason Aso was paid so much was he was the top MAN cover corner in the league.

    He doesn’t gamble and get interceptions like you want your zone corners to do. Not that he would be as bad as what they have now, but it seems like a round peg in a square hole…

  32. lionsmaverick says: May 17, 2011 8:45 PM

    even if Schwatrz’s scheme depends on a stout DL for defensive success, adding a CB like Nnamdi would leap that defense into a top ten defense.
    Detroits back 7 was riddled with injuries last year (the team’s top 3 CB’s were injured) and pair him wit Chris Houston, Aaron Berry, and Alphonso Smith and you have a litter of good CB’s.
    Add Louis Delmas and you have one of the youngest and most underrated secondaries in the NFL.
    Add that secondary to the talent of of the D line rotation, and you have defense making plays and not losing games.

  33. ccooww says: May 18, 2011 12:40 AM

    My contacts tell me, the only place he has any interest in is Buffalo. Dont know why Buffalo is his first choice, but every person has their place they consider paradise. I for one hope he gets his wish. Everyone has the wright to be happy.

  34. GG Eden says: May 18, 2011 7:43 AM

    If Nnamdi leaves Oakland for a team that is ready to win, the Raiders will win the Super Bowl.

    Just like how Randy Moss went to New England, and all looked good until that famous last game.

  35. batterychucker says: May 18, 2011 8:13 PM

    First off, you have to take anything Justice writes with a grain of salt – he loves sarcasm in his blogs. His articles are more to the point.

    Second, anyone trashing other teams based on their cities are pretty much idiots – I can name tons of crap about other cities all day long. Wherever you live, you know it has nothing to do with where these players sign.

    The fact is the Texans may not be a guaranteed destination, but if he wants to go to a bona fide SB contender, he’s limiting his options for his contract. If he truly wants to be the highest paid DB, he’ll consider all teams and not just the Jets or the Ravens.

  36. batterychucker says: May 18, 2011 8:17 PM

    Yerdoneson

    And while Cowboy fans in the wintertime are getting snow, Houston fans are playing golf – so what’s your point?

  37. djaehne says: May 25, 2011 7:27 PM

    Too much money for someone having lived on the left coast in the land of fruits and nuts.

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