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Report: Texans will pursue Asomugha

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When free agency begins, the biggest name on the market will be cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.  And the team with gaping needs at the position will be on Asomugha’s trail.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Texans are expected to make a run at the soon-to-be-former Raider.

In the end, the question becomes how much it will cost to sign Asomugha, and that will be driven by the number of teams that pursue him.

The Texans had a high-end corner, but they allowed Dunta Robinson to walk via free agency to the Falcons last year.  They’ll need to be ready to pay even more to Asomugha than it would have taken to keep Robinson, if the Texans choose to pursue Asomugha.

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  1. randysavage4ever says: Jul 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    he is not leaving a team like the Raiders – where they have the best fans that die for the team…

    if he does leave – sellout move, Al gave him a ton of money already , and the Raiders offered him another good deal…

    if its about winning why not stay on an 8-8 Raiders team on the brink?

    If its about money- then fine leave….but Aso leaving for money DOES NOT match up to his image of being a down to earth for the people kinda guy…

    be careful – we saw what happened to Lebron James, he went from beloved figure to Public Enemy #1

    I just dont get WHY Aso would leave…

    once again – about winning and loyalty, stay with the team that drafted you, gave you alotta money, where you have your charity organization in, and a good team on the brink with Richard Seymour as defensive co-captain.

    about money? – wow, sellout move…

    Raiders will win soon, that is inevitable, if Aso wants to be a part of it and take a lil less money – COOL!

    if not, whatever, go for the money and big city lights, sellout move though…

    no reason to leave Oakland except MONEY. He is not leaving Oakland because of winning, Raiders are on brink, why leave now?

    Antonio Pierce once said after beating the Raiders in 2009 that it was like a “scrimmage”, the next week he injurers his neck against the Saints, and then retires, never plays again in the NFL…

    BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN GOING AGAINST THE GHOSTS OF THE RAIDERS, yes we will haunt you…

  2. ravensfan4life52 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:37 PM

    well that’s to bad because he’s coming to Baltimore

  3. jcg23 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:38 PM

    The question is, who wouldn’t?

  4. boknowsvt says: Jul 5, 2011 4:41 PM

    I know that Nnamdi’s presence hasn’t really done anything for the Raiders as far as wins are concerned, but Al has to keep him. You think he would have learned after the whole Charles Woodson thing. Al took a big risk drafting an unknown safety from Cal in the first round and converting him into one of the premier corners in the league. I just find it hard to believe that Al would let someone who he invested so much time (and money) into walk away. Not to mention he plays a position that Al holds in such high regard.

  5. supashug says: Jul 5, 2011 4:41 PM

    I think the Ravens are after him too, shut down corners playing with Ed Reed would be scary

  6. boknowsvt says: Jul 5, 2011 4:46 PM

    randysavage4ever says: Jul 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    he is not leaving a team like the Raiders – where they have the best fans that die for the team…

    if he does leave – sellout move, Al gave him a ton of money already , and the Raiders offered him another good deal…

    if its about winning why not stay on an 8-8 Raiders team on the brink?

    If its about money- then fine leave….but Aso leaving for money DOES NOT match up to his image of being a down to earth for the people kinda guy…

    be careful – we saw what happened to Lebron James, he went from beloved figure to Public Enemy #1

    I just dont get WHY Aso would leave…

    once again – about winning and loyalty, stay with the team that drafted you, gave you alotta money, where you have your charity organization in, and a good team on the brink with Richard Seymour as defensive co-captain.

    about money? – wow, sellout move…

    Raiders will win soon, that is inevitable, if Aso wants to be a part of it and take a lil less money – COOL!

    if not, whatever, go for the money and big city lights, sellout move though…

    no reason to leave Oakland except MONEY. He is not leaving Oakland because of winning, Raiders are on brink, why leave now?

    Antonio Pierce once said after beating the Raiders in 2009 that it was like a “scrimmage”, the next week he injurers his neck against the Saints, and then retires, never plays again in the NFL…

    BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN GOING AGAINST THE GHOSTS OF THE RAIDERS, yes we will haunt you…

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    I really don’t think Nnamdi’s out for the biggest contract, that just doesn’t seem to be his style. He wants to win. I don’t see Houston fulfilling that desire anymore than the Raiders would. He might be better off on a team like Baltimore that does a lot of cool things on defense and would allow him to use those skills that he possess for something more productive. I can’t fault a guy for wanting to win, but Houston doesn’t make any sense.

  7. kindbass says: Jul 5, 2011 4:47 PM

    This would make them pretty good in Madden this year.

  8. bennprince says: Jul 5, 2011 4:48 PM

    I wouldn’t exactly consider Dunta Robinson a high-end corner. He has not been the same since that horrific injury in 2007. Atlanta grossly overpaid for a very average corner.

  9. saturn1111 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:49 PM

    @randy savage: save your post above and be able to prove you wrote it; if you’re ever convicted of a felony, your post would hold up in court as evidence of insanity.

  10. radrhatr says: Jul 5, 2011 4:51 PM

    Nnamdi will be a Chief. They need to spend $70M, just to get to the salary cap floor.
    Michael Bush and Gallery will be ours too! aaaaahahahahahahaha. We’re gonna stick it to the Faders and make them like it!!!

  11. mike83ri says: Jul 5, 2011 4:51 PM

    Dunta isn’t bad, but these two guys don’t belong in the same conversation.

  12. bruce460460 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:52 PM

    @randysavage4ever – Al? Is that you?

  13. elmustardo says: Jul 5, 2011 4:53 PM

    The question is, who wouldn’t? (Besides Oakland)

  14. fonetiklee says: Jul 5, 2011 4:53 PM

    What is it with Raiders fans being completely unable to make any sense?

  15. david7590 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:53 PM

    Why would he want to return to that loser team that can’t sell out a freakin game in their city of losers?

  16. gregjennings85 says: Jul 5, 2011 4:56 PM

    Report: The rest of the NFL to the Texans – “Get in line.”

  17. skinscc says: Jul 5, 2011 5:00 PM

    @randysavage4ever

    That might be the worst rationale for a free agent staying I’ve ever had the misfortune of reading.

    The Raiders payed him a ridiculous amount of money already and his contract was voided because he missed a statistical mark(because no one is dumb enough to throw in his direction).

    Don’t you think if it was about the money he would look to the Raiders first?

  18. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 5, 2011 5:00 PM

    Does not matter. The Eagles are going to get him first.

  19. jonkybon says: Jul 5, 2011 5:02 PM

    Will the faider fans share whatever it is they’re smoking? Oakland on the brink? Oh they mean the brink of an earthquake.

  20. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jul 5, 2011 5:08 PM

    Would be an amazing move. While i’d rather they get joseph and a safety I would be happy with Aso too. I know Mr. Mcnair will drop a heavy signing bonus if need be to keep the cap room straight. Could be that move that a franchise needs to get over the hump.

  21. jjrs89 says: Jul 5, 2011 5:09 PM

    But will he pursue the Texans? Pretty sure the guy has enough money to jump ship for an 8-8 (at best) team

  22. help me says: Jul 5, 2011 5:11 PM

    randysavage4ever says:

    he is not leaving a team like the Raiders – where they have the best fans that die for the team…

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    …and kill for the team.

  23. citynative says: Jul 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    The bigger story here is that a free agent wasn’t linked to either the Eagles or the Jets by the media. These overhyped franchises have combined for 1 Super Bowl win yet seem to get a ton of coverage.

  24. stvang says: Jul 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    If its about winning he won’t be a Texan,Raider or Raven.

  25. terrellblowens says: Jul 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    I think the best fits for him would be Philly, Detroit, and Dallas. I wonder if the Eagles’ reported interest in Ike Taylor is a smokescreen, because if Nnamdi wants to go to a contender, the Eagles would be his best option. But they prefer bargain bin free agents, so we’ll see what happens.

  26. whitemike55 says: Jul 5, 2011 5:15 PM

    1. Bob McNair has the wallet to pay him what he wants. Also, no state sales tax in Texas.

    2. Nnamdi knows he will be the “Hero” if he comes to Houston and turns this thing around.

    3. Houston’s defense wasnt that bad in 2009. but in 2010, they were decimated by injuries to many key players. With healthy players + Nnamdi this could be a top 10 defense.

    4. Houston’s offense is top 5 in league and he knows he won’t have to cover Andre Johnson ever again. (except in practice – scratch that Kareem Jackson will learn from Andre)

    5. Warm weather year round, and passionate fans who continue to sell the stadium out going into the 10th year with no-playoffs. Those fans are hungry for a winner.

    6. Who wouldn’t want to play behind a DeMeco Ryans, Mario Williams, Brian Cushing?

    7. Addition of Wade Phillips and the ability to bring pressure.

    8. Any team he goes to in NFC East has very stiff competition. In AFC South you just have the Colts, we know Texans beat the Colts badly last year. Peyton isn’t getting any younger.

    9. He is ready to win – and the Texans make sense.

  27. steelcitywhitty says: Jul 5, 2011 5:15 PM

    “The Texans had a high-end corner, but they allowed Dunta Robinson to walk ”

    Puuullllease. Duntae is not even the best corner on his current team.

  28. melonnhead says: Jul 5, 2011 5:22 PM

    I just dont get WHY Aso would leave…

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    Really? How about because Al Davis is (God love him, but the game has passed him by) still in charge?

    How about the fact that Oaktown is about as ghetto as ghetto gets?

    How about the fact that ghetto Oaktown is in the middle of wacky northern California?

    How about the fact that Oakland is in California AT ALL?

    How about the fact that the Raiders are mired in a culture of losing? 8-8, you say? OK, a culture of “non winning”, if that fits your NorCal mindset better. Eight straight “non-winning” seasons! 13 of the last 16!

  29. essfjay says: Jul 5, 2011 5:24 PM

    nnamdi wants to be on a winnig team. since he came into the league he was apart of that 7 year drought in OAK. the texans arent even the best team in their division. if he doesnt stay in oakland he will be an Eagle or Raven.

  30. detroitnorth says: Jul 5, 2011 5:26 PM

    Asomugha is coming to Detroit. Gil Brandt wrote that Detroit’s defensive line will provide Asomugha with numerous interceptiions.

  31. kcflake says: Jul 5, 2011 5:30 PM

    randysavage4ever, I am sure ASO wants to leave the Raiders. He hasn’t seen much Team success in his time there. You guys got rid of a good coach in Tom Cable. That will be a decision you guys regret. You guys were better last year, and still failed to make the playoffs. If the Raiders ever really want to do well, they should put Al Davis out to pasture.

  32. stevo8drum says: Jul 5, 2011 5:30 PM

    Andy- r u kkidding me? Y would he want to leave? Oak sucks. He could come to philly and play for a championship- play with a good texas team or have to stay in oaktown. What would u do?

  33. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: Jul 5, 2011 5:32 PM

    1. Bob McNair has the wallet to pay him what he wants. Also, no state sales tax in Texas.
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    Sadly, we do have a state sales tax. But we have no state income tax. That’s gotta be a selling point, right?

    Quick, call Nnamdi’s accountant?

  34. 1bigtex says: Jul 5, 2011 5:33 PM

    @randysavage

    “where they have the best fans”
    Really? I mean REALLY? Then why don’t those fans SHOW UP? One of the smallest stadiums in the league and yet, two straight years of under 75% attendance. Sounds like a great fanbase to me. I might suggest you listen to an old Aerosmith song, “Dream On”.

  35. ramofsteel says: Jul 5, 2011 5:37 PM

    That’s a scary thought. Imagine Peyton Manning tryin to evade Mario Williams while tryin to avoid Asomugha. Go for the short pass…oh wait there’s Brian Cushing. Run the ball…oh damnit there’s DeMeco Ryans.

    Combine that potential D w/ Johnson, Foster, and Schaub. Hot damn the Texans are gonna be fun to watch!

  36. bunjy96 says: Jul 5, 2011 5:38 PM

    Don’t leave the Lions out either.

    He’s a player that would make all the difference in their defense. They have a solid Dline and decent LB.

    He could be the final piece.

    Also with the Talib problem, Tampa may be interested. They don’t appear to be too far away either. After how many years, they finally got a QB.

  37. snnyjcbs says: Jul 5, 2011 5:39 PM

    When Nnamdi and Mr. Al Davis meet during the couple days the Lockout was lifted they took care of some business.

    Here is a little surprise from the many Teams that want to throw Nnamdi’s name out there to get a Headline. Nnamdi has told many close to him that he has already eliminated the majority of Clubs in the NFL, MONEY OR NO MONEY and the Texans are one of the eliminated.

    The Raiders have let him know that they will be offering him a contract that is still very high and that will keep him the highest paid corner in the NFL. Now say if Philly offers him a 6 year deal at 20 million per year with half that guaranteed he would go as that is one Team he has not crossed of his list.

    Many a Bandwagon Jumper, all the Media Types and Fans that were laughing at Al Davis for Drafting Nnamdi and calling Nnamdi a Bust going into his 3rd year at camp will be sick as he resigns with Oakland, I love it. I always marvel at how one man Al Davis can work so many people up, he is toying with the Media on Nnamdi just to watch the fallout.

    Nnamdi is Raider thru and thru, always has been and always will be, after all he was Drafted and Developed by the NFL King Maker of Hall of Fame Corners, Mr. Al Davis, the Texans you say? lol a bunch.

  38. mathsimillion says: Jul 5, 2011 5:43 PM

    @randysavage4ever

    The reason he will want to leave is because the owner keeps canning coaches and doesn’t seem to know which direction his team is headed in. I hate for Hue Jackson to go 8-8 again with mediocre QB in Campbell and get the can because Al thinks the problem is the coach and not the QB.

    Raiders are a joke and will always be until Al sells the team to someone who can still make rational decisions.

    Aso will not be a raider but it won’t be because of lack of money. Oakland is notorious for overpaying/overdrafting and the reason he’ll leave is because he wants to go to a team with consistency and good management.

  39. transam7816 says: Jul 5, 2011 5:51 PM

    Aso would be perfect with the Texans. Everyone knows they need a corner. He’s not going to stay in Oakland…even if they are (which they will) gonna offer him the most. RandySavage…change your name..you’re a disgrace to the man. Aso is tired of losing. If anything..the Texans are on “the brink”. They have all the pieces except for a good secondary. I hope the Texans do get Aso…he deserves it. Btw..I’m a Titans fan.

  40. lowleadman says: Jul 5, 2011 6:02 PM

    Sorry. I can’t see Al letting Nnamdi go. It’s not a sensical move. Yes, I know we are talking about Al here, but even Al will only go so far. The Raiders came back to the middle of the pack last year and you would think the team would want to build on that, and not let their best player leave with nothing but a compensatory draft pick to look forward to. Maybe. Who knows what the rules will be.

    He stays with Oakland, says I.

  41. wojowbk says: Jul 5, 2011 6:05 PM

    Last time I checked Detroit and Houston both had an inferior record to Oakland’s. If it’s about going to a “better” team Nnamdi wouldn’t even consider these two destinations. Detroit is just a perennial loser and Houston has been an “up and coming” team for the past 5 years or so. Joke!

    Unless a team like the Ravens, Steelers, Eagles, Saints, Falcons, Packers or Bears start courting Nnamdi and are prepared to deliver a fat check along with a nice presentation Nnamdi will consider staying in Oakland.

    I say this for a couple of reasons.

    1. He has a honest work relationship with Al Davis and appreciates how much money Al has paid him over the years. Al loves elite corners and you best believe it hurt letting C-Wood go. Although Al has said that he would much prefer paying 2 or 3 players the money Nnamdi will make this year, it does not mean Nnamdi will be free to stroll out the place without a respectable offer. Al asked Nnamdi if he wanted a trade after all the rumors came out of Nnamdi and Revis talking about playing together. Asomugha denied all of this to Al and told him he wanted to stay in Oakland.

    2. Nnamdi is behind what Oakland is doing. They were 8-8 last year but going 10-6 or even 11-5 was just a matter of a couple plays. Look at the missed kick against Arizona to win, that’s 9-7 right there alone. Nevermind the Jacksonville game or the 9ers game. Oakland has a very, very good defensive line (1st in the league in sacks per pass play) and an overall defense filled with youngsters that will only get better. After being on the team so long he’d love to win with them.

    3. Nnamdi was asked by the NFL after the season how he should be recognized for the Walter Peyton Man of the Year Award. He told them to put his team as the Raiders. He also stated that he doesn’t enjoy being a free agent but much preferred the offseasons in which his contract was taken care of already.

    4. Nnamdi has close ties to California. He went to high school and college there, he lives there and many of his foundations are rooted in Cali.

    5. Oakland hired Rod Woodson as their cornerbacks coach. While this might mean nothing in the scope of things, Rod was the man who mentored Nnamdi as a rookie, taught him DB techniques, showed him how to watch film and what to look for in offenses. Nnamdi used to go over Rod’s house all the time to work on his game. The two are close friends. If this is not the biggest indication of Al wanting to keep Nnamdi on the roster I don’t know what is.

    But once again, it is all speculation at this point. If Nnamdi leaves, best of luck to him. An elite cornerback is more of a luxury to a team hoping to get over the hump as it’s been proven by Oakland’s record with Nnamdi on the team year and year again. If anything the Raiders keep finding new cornerbacks to replace older ones all the time. Nnamdi took over without skipping a beat after Charles Woodson left. But for the first time in a while they are finally building a team the right way and it’s paying off (good drafts, impact veteran leader free agents). He’s an incredible player and will surely boost some championship defense. Let’s just not get these teams like the Lions and Texans involved in the discussions. He wouldn’t downgrade his current position.

    Nnamdi returns to Oakland or goes to a playoff team. Not some 6-10 3rd team in the division.

  42. randysavage4ever says: Jul 5, 2011 6:11 PM

    THE RESPONSE.

    DISLIKE IT/THUMBS DOWN IT – I DONT CARE HAHA

    RAIDERS WILL WIN THE AFC WEST THIS YEAR

    and BEST BELIEVE I WILL be at that Raider playoff opener with some beer, some tree, some girls, my Stabler throwback , and ready to rock n roll – that is reality…that is why I went to college and got a good job. So I could enjoy MY SQUAD in the playoffs and not have to listen to haters online behind a keyboard.

    SERIOUSLY.

    I post alotta outlandish stuff, some true, some crazy, but the reality is the Raiders are 1 of the most loved teams in the world. And the reality is I bust my behind to make bread to be able to enjoy NFL Sundays live in person, not hating behind a keyboard…

    Your thumbs down button will not prevent the Raiders from taking the AFC West, and it will not prevent me from attending the home games with my Stabler jersey, trees, and women.

    So either way me and the Raiders are gonna be GOOD to go this year, thanks.

    Macho Man – 1

    Haters on PFT – 0

    game over.

  43. gorillaghost says: Jul 5, 2011 6:17 PM

    He is definitely EAGLES bound! Him and Asante would be like trying to throw a cricket through a spiderweb

  44. jamezz23 says: Jul 5, 2011 6:32 PM

    Man it would be nice to see him go to the lions. They are definitely going to be in the bidding war, hes going to get outrages amount of money where ever he lands. Going to be interesting.

  45. jebdamone says: Jul 5, 2011 6:43 PM

    i think this would be a good move for both sides but pretty much every team out there is going to line up to kiss Nnamdi’s shoes so who knows where he ends up.

  46. jsratx says: Jul 5, 2011 7:03 PM

    The Texans have about as much a shot at Nnamdi as Congress does at wiping out the deficit by Christmas.

    Not. Gonna. Happen.

    This is classic PR from the Texans to leak information to give an extremely tired fan base a glimmer of hope. If Bob really wants to win, he’ll fire our charade of a head coach.

  47. elmustardo says: Jul 5, 2011 7:15 PM

    Nnamdi has told many close to him that he has already eliminated the majority of Clubs in the NFL, MONEY OR NO MONEY and the Texans are one of the eliminated.
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    Doubtful, for two reasons.

    If Nnamdi has a list like you describe, he probably wouldn’t be telling the sort of person who would blab about it over the internet. That’s bad business right there.

    Second, when you haven’t even hit free agency yet you don’t start out eliminating the majority of the teams interested in your services. Offers provide leverage, which help you get to where you want to be. Again, that’s bad business.

    I’m willing to bet that NA is happy to see all the offers on the table before he makes his decision.

  48. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 5, 2011 7:29 PM

    The best place for Nnamdi to go is to the Eagles.

  49. phoenixraider says: Jul 5, 2011 7:34 PM

    Some of you people are complete idiots… sorry I’m just saying… You talk about the Raiders, but when have the Texans ever been anything other than maybe the 3rd best team in there Div. 8-8 is the best record they’ve been able to get to!! Let me know when you guys win anything that means something!!! How’s old Matt Schaub and his huge salary doing for you guys in the win dept???? Nnamdi has already stated he wants to help lead the Raiders back to the SB.. and I will take Oaklands Dline over the Texans any day sorry but roid boy Cushing won’t be ish off the juice..And to the Chefs fans all I can say is CHILD PLEASE!!! We beat you chumps down twice… how did that 1st rnd smacking feel???
    Let me know when you guys win something as well!!! And the Ravens your window is all but closed!! Pitt owns ya’ll!!!
    Oakland could have easily been 12-4 last year and I am realistic Raiders will be 10-6…

  50. dogsweat1 says: Jul 5, 2011 7:41 PM

    he is not leaving a team like the Raiders – where they have the best fans that die for the team…

    The Raiders average attendance is 31,000….

    The Texans sell out every game.

  51. dogsweat1 says: Jul 5, 2011 7:42 PM

    He should go to the Jets and share the wealth will Revis……..

  52. melonnhead says: Jul 5, 2011 7:54 PM

    1. Jerry Jones has the wallet to pay him what he wants. Also, no state income tax in Texas.

    2. Nnamdi knows he will be the “Hero” if he comes to Dallas and turns this thing around.

    3. Dallas’s defense was pretty good in 2009. but in 2010, Wade Phillips pretty much lost control. With Rob Ryan + Nnamdi this could be a top 10 defense.

    4. Dallas’s offense was top 7 in league without Romo and should be better with Romo back. and since the Cowboys played the Texans last season, he knows he’ll have to cover Andre Johnson maybe once for the rest of his career. (Then again, maybe he could just let Terence Newman keep covering Johnson. They’ve matched up twice and Johnson has -0- TD catches against the Cowboys)

    5. Warm weather year round, and highest profile team in the NFL.

    6. Who wouldn’t want to play behind a DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Bradie James?

    7. Subtraction of Wade Phillips and the ability to bring pressure.

    8. Any team he goes to in NFC East has very stiff competition. In AFC South you just have the Colts, winners want the best competition. Skaters want to skate against weak competition.

    9. He is ready to win – and the Cowboys make sense.

  53. melonnhead says: Jul 5, 2011 7:59 PM

    I forgot to add:

    10. Higher profile means more product endorsement opportunities, and with more and more companies moving to the business-friendly state of Texas… think about it. The D/FW area has been mostly unaffected by the recession, one of the very few areas of the country that can say that.

  54. yerdoneson says: Jul 5, 2011 8:00 PM

    whitemike55 says:
    Jul 5, 2011 5:15 PM
    1. Bob McNair has the wallet to pay him what he wants. Also, no state sales tax in Texas.
    2. Nnamdi knows he will be the “Hero” if he comes to Houston and turns this thing around.

    3. Houston’s defense wasnt that bad in 2009. but in 2010, they were decimated by injuries to many key players. With healthy players + Nnamdi this could be a top 10 defense.

    4. Houston’s offense is top 5 in league and he knows he won’t have to cover Andre Johnson ever again. (except in practice – scratch that Kareem Jackson will learn from Andre)

    5. Warm weather year round, and passionate fans who continue to sell the stadium out going into the 10th year with no-playoffs. Those fans are hungry for a winner.

    6. Who wouldn’t want to play behind a DeMeco Ryans, Mario Williams, Brian Cushing?

    7. Addition of Wade Phillips and the ability to bring pressure.

    8. Any team he goes to in NFC East has very stiff competition. In AFC South you just have the Colts, we know Texans beat the Colts badly last year. Peyton isn’t getting any younger.

    9. He is ready to win – and the Texans make sense.

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    I’ve actually seen you make this argument already in favor of the Texans. Like all Texans fans you are delusional, and not too bright.

    There actually is a state sales tax that ranges from 6.25 – 8.25%. I think you’re trying to say there’s no state income tax. I let it slide the first time you said it, but this time made me shudder.

  55. phoenixraider says: Jul 5, 2011 8:04 PM

    Again how many Playoff games have the Texans won?? How many winning seasons have they had?? I’m still waiting….. Still waiting…. Oh yeah NONE!!! We will see how many games they sell out when your team finishes 8-8 or worse AGAIN!!! Nnamdi knows who beleived in him from day one, and he knows He doesn’t want to play for some team that thinks 8-8 makes you Great!! LMAO!! I think you Texan fans have been sniffing to much cow turd fumes, cuz your CRAZY!!! Gittyup lil doggy!!!

  56. phoenixraider says: Jul 5, 2011 8:07 PM

    And the Jets suck… they better call Joe Willie up so they can remeber when they used to be good… Rex aka Jaba the Hut makes promises he can’t keep… they will be bounced again this year!!! Go draft the next Vernon Gouhlston… how’s he doing for ya’ll?!!!! Lmao

  57. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 5, 2011 8:21 PM

    He won’t leave OAK for Houston. One 8-8 team to another? No way. He stays home for OAK … now if a team like Eagles throw some money at him, then I would say he might go. He said he wants to retire a raider …. we will find out if thats his way of getting AL to cough up another record breaking contract to make that happen, or if he really does ignore other teams offers and takes a paycut in OAK.

  58. jcdavey2011 says: Jul 5, 2011 8:28 PM

    doesn’t make sense for nnamdi, but for the texans it would make the most sense out of any team, due to their cb play being the worst in the entire nfl last year

  59. schoolyardblitz says: Jul 5, 2011 9:17 PM

    uhhh…phoenixraider, How is Gholston relevant to that coment? If you want to go there, then how’s the Leinart draft in Phx doing…or the all-timer, the Jamarcus pick in Raiderland!!!!!! lmao back at ya.
    Guess that’ the only retaliation your pea brain could make at the thought of a Revis-Asomugha cb combo being the best in the league. not likely to happen, but it would be fun to watch Brady and co match up!

  60. bwisnasky says: Jul 5, 2011 10:02 PM

    stevo8drum says:
    Jul 5, 2011 5:30 PM
    Andy- r u kkidding me? Y would he want to leave? Oak sucks. He could come to philly and play for a championship- play with a good texas team or have to stay in oaktown. What would u do?

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    And just how many Championships have Philly and Houston won combined in the Superbowl era? In fact, out of their 2 chances, I do believe the powerful eagles lost one to the wild card Raiders. Hmmm…. in case you are wondering, the combined total is 0 for those 2 teams while although a little dated, the Raiders do still have 3 Lombardi’s in the corp offices. Not to mention the Raiders and Eagles both have the same number of Superbowl appearances in the past 10 years. I guess going to Philly doesn’t guarantee a championship after all.

  61. jamezz23 says: Jul 5, 2011 10:03 PM

    I think if he chooses to go to the jets, either him or revis will be exposed to not being as good as advertised(they are both outstanding, I’m not taking that away from them). I mean if you had a choice to throw against nnamdi or the other stl cb, as a qb, what would you choose? If your almost forced to throw either at revis or nnamdi we’ll see how shutdown they really are.

  62. ucsd145 says: Jul 5, 2011 11:42 PM

    The raiders on the brink. That’s too funny. If they have the best fans then why don’t they show up on Sundays. The stadium is always half empty.

  63. drummer1279 says: Jul 5, 2011 11:45 PM

    I’m starting to think it’s 65% or so he’ll leave, 35% or so he’ll stay in Oakland for another year. I think the longer the lockout goes, it may lean towards him staying for at least another season. With all of his ties to the Bay Area, lack of time to learn a new scheme, and Al’s ability to pull off what seem’s to be unlikely deals he may stick around another year and see if the team progresses, before testing the market.

    From everything I’ve heard, he want’s to win, and he is not at all caught up in the money. And I think he does value the chance and commitment that Oakland has given him, when other teams wouldn’t. He’s been paid more money than he’ll ever need, and he lives a very modest lifestyle compaired to nearly all NFL millionaire’s. I think he’d like to see this thing through, and give one last chance, considering the lockout this year. And I think Al will do his best to sell him on another year. If the Raiders can’t win, he’ll walk, and still get a mega contract. I could be totally wrong, but I went from thinking he was gone, to slowing thinking he may stay around for another year.

  64. mcconnellrules says: Jul 6, 2011 12:51 AM

    Come on people.. if Asomugha wants money.. you know where hes gonna go..

    THE SKINS!

    Plus they already have a sick secondary in Laron Landry, Deangelo Hall and now is his boy Otogwe.

    GET READY FOR SOME SHUTDOWN FOOTBALL

    HAIL!

  65. poopbread says: Jul 6, 2011 12:53 AM

    @ randysavage4ever

    You cant compare asomugha leaving the faiders to Lebron leaving the cavs.. The difference is that oakland fans are such sleezeballs that majority of people love it when a great player leaves that blackhole of a team that sucks the talent out of the players. Majority of people would love to see this guy go to a team that actually cares about winning games and not about some lifeless a-hole playing hitler.

  66. phuckosu says: Jul 6, 2011 12:54 AM

    Aso to the D baby. Gonna hear that lion roar next year!!!

  67. phoenixraider says: Jul 6, 2011 1:26 AM

    @schoolyardblitz
    Could it be that I was talking about a few diffrent teams fans who posted ish??? Hmmm let me check my pea brain??? Yup that was it… You most have rode the lil short yellow cap cap bus to the schoolyard you idiot!!! and who care’s abot the red birds!! I think it’s clear I’m a RAIDER by my name Corkey call Becka up if you need help undestanding my handi capable friend… Life goes on without that waste of space Jublubber Corkey, but in Al’s defense J.Russ was the best Qb in the draft he had the most talent and every talking head agreed after his pro day… But you know that.. Next time keep your mouth shut captain save’em… Beep beep time to go Corkey the short bus is waiting for you dont want you to be late for your finger painting class!!!

  68. phoenixraider says: Jul 6, 2011 1:32 AM

    oh and Jablubber did more as a chump bust than Gholston has, the guy has like 4 takles in his NFL career!!! Garbage!!!!

  69. truehog21 says: Jul 6, 2011 1:51 AM

    al Davis is taking the raiders to the grave with him sorry raider fans

  70. joetoronto says: Jul 6, 2011 6:41 AM

    If you know anything about Nnamdi, you know it’s NOT about money.

  71. supashug says: Jul 6, 2011 10:28 AM

    Read these 2 pieces of dribble from above posts and try not to laugh!

    but the reality is the Raiders are 1 of the most loved teams in the world – HUH????

    Addition of Wade Phillips and the ability to bring pressure – HUH??? is he suiting up?

    both Oakland and Houston suck and have for years, passion doesn’t bring players, $ and playoff wins does

  72. radrhatr says: Jul 6, 2011 11:07 AM

    joetoronto says:

    “If you know anything about Nnamdi, you know it’s NOT about money.”

    *************************************

    If you know anything about the NFL, you’d know it’s ALL about the money. Nnamdi is a good person, but if you think he’s not going to the highest bidder, you’re delusional.
    comeon, man!

  73. lowleadman says: Jul 6, 2011 12:10 PM

    schoolyardblitz says:
    Jul 5, 2011 9:17 PM
    uhhh…phoenixraider, How is Gholston relevant to that coment? If you want to go there, then how’s the Leinart draft in Phx doing…or the all-timer, the Jamarcus pick in Raiderland!!!!!! lmao back at ya.
    Guess that’ the only retaliation your pea brain could make at the thought of a Revis-Asomugha cb combo being the best in the league. not likely to happen, but it would be fun to watch Brady and co match up!

    That process has already begun with the Pats loading up on TE last year and rb’s this year.
    And maybe the Pats sign Gholston for short money and make something out of him.

  74. The Prophet says: Jul 6, 2011 6:46 PM

    Smart move by Texans. However the hyped up team with the loaded roster rarely wins the SB anymore. The SB winner usually goes in with 10 or 11 wins and just has a lucky streak. I think the last time an expected winner won was probably … the Saints? And the last time before that was one of the Patriot SB wins

  75. pecosbob says: Jul 6, 2011 8:40 PM

    The list of interested teams shrinks dramatically if one simply looks to see who has cap room to fit a 8-10 million salary – not many, unless you think that this will be an uncapped year – doubtful imho.

  76. orangecrush1558 says: Jul 6, 2011 8:50 PM

    @boknowsvt
    Everyone is a sell out when they leave that sorry ass team according to you sorry raider fans. If they leave then they sucked the whole time and your glad they are gone. If they stay then you gargle thier balls it so sad. Give it up raider fans your team sucks and hasn’t done anything since the 80’s.

  77. joetoronto says: Jul 7, 2011 6:07 AM

    radrhatr says: Jul 6, 2011 11:07 AM

    joetoronto says:

    “If you know anything about Nnamdi, you know it’s NOT about money.”

    *************************************

    If you know anything about the NFL, you’d know it’s ALL about the money. Nnamdi is a good person, but if you think he’s not going to the highest bidder, you’re delusional.
    comeon, man!
    ************************************************
    One day, when you grow pubes, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

  78. bcgreg says: Jul 10, 2011 8:47 PM

    @ whitemike55

    You had me until # 7. Then I stopped reading.

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