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Matt Schaub wants Nnamdi Asomugha in Houston

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The news that the Texans plan to pursue free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been met with approval from Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

Schaub said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he thinks Houston is the right place for Asomugha, and that he’d rather play with Asomugha than against him.

“I totally think it would be a great fit for him,” Schaub said. “A lot of us on the team know him fairly well. We played Oakland it seems like every year, at least since I’ve been in the organization for the last four years so we know him well. Him and Andre [Johnson] have a good relationship so I definitely see it as a great fit for him.”

Schaub realizes, however, that he doesn’t get to make that decision — and that there are players on every team in the league who want Asomugha as a teammate.

“I think about 1500 other guys across the league are going to try to recruit him for sure,” Schaub said. “But I think we definitely will do our part . . . he’s a tremendous player, arguably the best corner in the game and so he can definitely help us and really help shut down half of the field.”

And Schaub would prefer that Asomugha shut down half of the field while the Texans’ offense is watching from the sideline, not while the Texans’ offense is on the other side of the line of scrimmage.

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35 Responses to “Matt Schaub wants Nnamdi Asomugha in Houston”
  1. nyctexan says: Jul 8, 2011 11:41 AM

    “(insert QB name) wants Nnamdi Asomugha in (insert NFL city)”

  2. randysavage4ever says: Jul 8, 2011 11:45 AM

    Raiders 2011.

    he not going anywhere.

  3. darthhitman says: Jul 8, 2011 11:46 AM

    Suh, Fairley, KVB and Delmas want him to come to Detroit…finishing touch to the defense or the 1st brick layed…HMMMMM

  4. dje81 says: Jul 8, 2011 11:47 AM

    Who wouldn’t want this guy on his team!? This is non-news to me.

    ….Maybe I just need to stay away from this site. I log on 59 times a day hoping to see “Deal is Reached!!!”

  5. rc33 says: Jul 8, 2011 11:53 AM

    Houston should put outgoing Astros owner Drayton McClain in charge of his recruitment. He’ll make the Texans maximum possible offer right out of the gate….and then claim Asomugha’s agent was being “disingenuous” when his proposal is resoundingly trumped.

  6. tomwill21 says: Jul 8, 2011 11:54 AM

    8-8 in a tough AFC south or possibly 10-6 in aweak afc west? Nnamdi’s smarter than that…

  7. tomwill21 says: Jul 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    6-10 or 7-9 in a tough NFC north or possibly 10-6 in a weak afc west?

  8. jennstergersburnedretinas says: Jul 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    Seriously, I’m not trying to be a jerk but why would he go from one team that has been mired in mediocrity to another that needs way more on their D than a CB to get over .500? It doesn’t make sense.

  9. raiderluv says: Jul 8, 2011 11:57 AM

    who cares what Matt Schaub wants?

  10. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    The Texans are not a Superbowl Contender. They are an average team that will get 7 or 8 wins every season because the Colts are in there division. It is smarter if Nnamdi comes to the Eagles because they are a Superbowl Contender.

  11. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    Nnamdi wants to come to the Eagles.

  12. sethb222 says: Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    Houston is too much like Oakland in that he will shutdown his side of the field while the otherside gets torched.

    I see him going to a place where he could be a shutdown Corner in a good secondary. Maybe Tampa if Aqib can play, Philly is also an option.

    Why would he go into the same situation he was already in? He’s going to get paid regardless…

  13. biggerballz says: Jul 8, 2011 12:30 PM

    the story should just say every team wants him, only one will get him. I assume it will come down to who can make him the highest paid player in the league per year.

  14. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 8, 2011 12:39 PM

    I thought Nnamdi was leaving Oakland to pursue a championship? Houston is installing a completely new defense this year, ya it would make their transition easier but is it really worth it to Nnamdi to take a chance at this stage? Regardless of all the articles saying the Eagles want Ike Taylor, the Eagles are the perfect fit for Nnamdi. Proven winners (insert no SB joke…) with a plethora of exciting young talent. He cant go wrong in Philly, and they got the dough..believe me. 46 mil under the cap..ya they can afford to treat themselves this year.

  15. aldavisisthenfl says: Jul 8, 2011 12:44 PM

    I’ve seen every game Nnamdi has ever played and I’m not so sure he can still shut down half the field anymore.
    If he could, Uncle Al wouldn’t have used the loop hole he did.

    Still great, just not 15-20 mil a season great……

  16. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jul 8, 2011 12:54 PM

    Letting Jacoby and leach go could make this easily attainable for the texans. Their offense would still be very potent. I believe James casey could runblock well at fb plus his hands would be 10 times better than vonta’s out of the backfield. Also being able to motion him out wide could make it impossible for teams to put even 7 guys in the box against Foster. Also dickerson and walter can be just as good if not better than jacoby and walter.

    By letting them both go though and dumping Okoyes heavy contract and possibly slaytons contract. The Texans could be in great shape to make a run at nnamdi.

    Just think about having the best wr and corner on the same team. Sounds very helpful to me

  17. honolulubluekoolaid says: Jul 8, 2011 12:55 PM

    “(insert QB name) wants Nnamdi Asomugha in (insert NFL city)”

    (Matthew Stafford) wants Nnamdi Asomugha in (Detroit)

    But, I don’t see it happening. Martin Mayhew is typically not the type to throw the kind of money that it will take to land Nnamdi at 1 player -and a CB at that. We already have alot of money in Suh and Stafford contracts, and will have to pay C. Houston a tad bit more to keep the best CB we have. I see the Lions going after Ike Taylor or another good, but not a GREAT CB. The Lions have made it clear in past interviews that they are looking to build a team not just for the now, but the long term (i.e Belichick school of NFL management) and believe that they have some good young CBs that would benefit from a solid Veteran’s leadership. For those of us life long Lions fans, we want a super bowl contender NOW. But, Mayhew, and Schwartz want to build a team that contends every year – even if they are 1-2 years out from that. For selfish reasons, I want them to get Nnamdi Asomugha now, but the truth is that they can get 3 good players (CBs and LBs) for the same money.

  18. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 8, 2011 1:38 PM

    If only the Jets had money to play with, the thought of Revis & Nnamdi is making me salivate

  19. cqheartbreak says: Jul 8, 2011 1:45 PM

    What NFL player does not want him on their team,unless its another corner whos job might be taken.

  20. db3300 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:49 PM

    I don’t understand why everyone is counting all of the SB rings they’ll have once Nnamdi comes to town. Even if you think he’s been the best CB the league has ever seen, he’s still on the wrong side of 30 to ever earn that signing bonus that will be eating into your salary cap for years.

  21. bunjy96 says: Jul 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    honolulubluekoolaid says: Jul 8, 2011 12:55 PM

    “(insert QB name) wants Nnamdi Asomugha in (insert NFL city)”

    (Matthew Stafford) wants Nnamdi Asomugha in (Detroit)

    But, I don’t see it happening. Martin Mayhew is typically not the type to throw the kind of money that it will take to land Nnamdi at 1 player -and a CB at that.

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

    Don’t believe Mayhew is alone in that group.
    Just off the top of my head you might want to add Buffalo, Cincy, Tampa, Arizona and Carolina to that group.

  22. dspohn55 says: Jul 8, 2011 2:20 PM

    Nnamdi is every bit as good as Darrelle Revis, he just plays under a much smaller microscope. Why do we need the last paragraph though? Every story on ProFootballTalk has they mundane recaps..

    “And Schaub would prefer that Asomugha shut down half of the field while the Texans’ offense is watching from the sideline, not while the Texans’ offense is on the other side of the line of scrimmage.”

    weak

  23. tdk24 says: Jul 8, 2011 2:28 PM

    Matt, live up to the hype and you won’t need Aso on your team.

  24. radrntn says: Jul 8, 2011 2:38 PM

    time will tell but i think Nnamdi has so many ties to the bay area, and la with all of his chairatble work, that it will be difficult for personal reasons to leave. There is no doubt he will give the raiders a hometown discount, but do not think it can be more than 2 million per season. So say if the eagles offer nanmdi a 3 year deal for 45 million, i think the raiders could sign him for 40 million…just saying

  25. theclaim says: Jul 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    randysavage4ever says: Jul 8, 2011 11:45 AM

    Raiders 2011.

    he not going anywhere.

    SORRY RANDY He$ going to come to the Wa$hington Red$kin$ $$$ Will prevent the Raiders from doing anything. Buchanon AND Hall BOTH IN DC. Hall and Nnamdii are tight. Carlos “Hands of Stone” Rogers may be out of DC for the $ame reason, as well as the fact he and DeAngelo aren’t so tight. My apologies to Roberto Duran but Carlos is the NEW Hands of Stone. Great defensive playmaker, Cant catch SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM BOOOYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  26. sharkcatcher says: Jul 8, 2011 3:41 PM

    Nmandi is a class act on and off the field. The Raiders taught him how to play shutdown corner. If drafted by another team he just might have turned out to be an average cb with size. Lots of credit to Hall of famer Willie Brown for showing him how to take his game to the next level.

  27. jskill3 says: Jul 8, 2011 3:49 PM

    Going out on a limb here, but:
    Schaub would also like Dwight Freeney to defect from the Colts and pressure Manning instead of showing up in the Texans backfield all afternoon twice a year.

  28. granadafan says: Jul 8, 2011 3:53 PM

    “tdk24 says:
    Jul 8, 2011 2:28 PM
    Matt, live up to the hype and you won’t need Aso on your team.’
    ————————————————————————————–

    Uh, Matt Schaub doesn’t play defense so, yes, the Texans COULD use Asomugha on the team.

  29. pecosbob says: Jul 8, 2011 4:24 PM

    When you’re near broke, the cupboard’s bare and your stomach’s empty, potatoes make more sense than filet mignon. Houston’s secondary is the bare cupboard. Asomugha is filet and Jonathan Joseph is potatoes. If you get potatoes, then you can also get carrots (insert ur fav SS) and maybe even an onion (insert ur fav speedy WR) and a little stew-meat ( insert ur fav 340 pound NT). The most expensive Texans free-agent signing I can remember was Antonio Smith.

    I see Houston signing Joseph and a safety such as Gerald Sensabaugh. I don;t think the Jets will re-sign Cromartie and he would be a possibility as well as Ike Taylor.

    I see Asomugha going to Philly. I know Dallas wants him but can they afford him? They’d have to dump WR Williams and OT Barron and others too. The Jets love corners but can they tie up 30-40 million in Asomugha-Revis-Cromartie? Don’t think so.

  30. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 8, 2011 4:58 PM

    Matt Schaub wants Nnamdi Asomugha in Houston … and Nnamdi could care less.

  31. dasmol says: Jul 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    “randysavage4ever
    Jul 8, 2011 11:45 AM
    Raiders 2011. he not going anywhere.”

    I’ll fix it for you.

    Raiders 2011 not going anywhere.

    There. All fixed.

  32. txndave says: Jul 8, 2011 5:27 PM

    @ eaglesfootballfan
    how long have the eagles been a superbowl contender?
    and when is the last time they won a superbowl?
    Piss on the eagles

  33. leftysmoke says: Jul 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    eaglesfootballfan says:
    Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM
    The Texans are not a Superbowl Contender. They are an average team that will get 7 or 8 wins every season because the Colts are in there division. It is smarter if Nnamdi comes to the Eagles because they are a Superbowl Contender.

    ———————————

    51 dislikes?

    That’s a lot of delusional Texan fans. The Colts own you as long as #18 sports the blue. Get over it.

    GO COLTS!

  34. raiderfankirk says: Jul 11, 2011 10:34 AM

    Aso has already been paided millions by Al, and is very rich and intelligent. At this point I really dout he is going to go play for the money. Loyalty is the Al Davis way. Rod Woodsen is now the DB coach, Huff is as good as gone. With a good front 4 look for Nnamdi to make the move to FS his college position where he can have more of an impact on the field and not chase WR’s all day. Sorry folks don’t think you’ll see him go anywhere at least for a year or two, he’s a Davis guy.

  35. tdk24 says: Jul 11, 2011 12:24 PM

    granadafan says:
    Jul 8, 2011 3:53 PM
    “tdk24 says:
    Jul 8, 2011 2:28 PM
    Matt, live up to the hype and you won’t need Aso on your team.’
    ————————————————————————————–

    Uh, Matt Schaub doesn’t play defense so, yes, the Texans COULD use Asomugha on the team.”

    I know he doesn’t play defense. I guess you didn’t pick up on my subtle jab that Schaub is a sucky QB. Way way way over rated.

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