Report: Jets vs. Cowboys for Nnamdi

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Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has yet to pick a new team.  But another team has opted out of the chase.

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that it’s down to Ryan vs. Ryan.

Cowboys versus Jets.

Rex Ryan, as anyone who follows football knows, coaches the Jets.  Rob Ryan is the first-year defensive coordinator in Dallas.

Per Lombardi, the 49ers have bailed out.  The Texans bailed when they signed Johnathan Joseph.  We’ve reported that the Bucs were never it, contrary to reports elsewhere.

We caught wind last night of talk that the Cowboys may jump into this thing.  Apparently, they have, with both feet.

Either way, it looks like Asomugha will be on NBC in primetime on Sunday night, September 11.  The only question is whether he’ll be wearing a silver helmet, or a white one.

147 responses to “Report: Jets vs. Cowboys for Nnamdi

  1. If the cowboys sign Nnamdi they still have 0 NFL starter quality safeties or DEs. Jerry needs to give up control. That man doesnt kno What he’s doin. names don’t win titles

  2. He’s going to the Jets. This is more nonsense from Nnamdi’s agent driving up the price. Why would Cowboys all of a sudden jump in? Every time someone reports a team drops out of the race, another “interested” team apparently jumps in. Just sign with the Jets already so I can get on with my day and stop refreshing my twitter every 2 minutes.

  3. And what have the Jets won? For both their AFC Championship appearances, they don’t even have a division title. It’s nice to win a couple games in the playoffs, but it means nothing when you have no hardware to show. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

  4. I would say lets go cowboys, because I’m a pats fan, but then I realized, Nnamdi covers ocho, Revis covers branch or welker (something like this) and who covers 6’4″ Monster tight end gronkowski? Nobody can, lol

    Go Pats WOOOO!

  5. As a Skins fan this sucks. Taxes are rediculously expensive in New York compared to Texas. If Nnamdi is looking for a payday he will choose Dallas.

  6. Edge going to Jets in my opinion say what you want about the Jets failing to win a superbowl the boys failed to win PLAYOFF GAMES! My money is on the Jets just too perfect a situation

  7. Cowboys should get him if they have the cap room. It is not really a smart move for the jets to sign him and tie up a huge percentage of their salary cap on 1 position. Cromartie is the smart option for them. The Cowboys secondary needs help and Nnamdi is a good fit. As for the acting thing, worry about that crap after you are done with football.

  8. It’s like a game show…….Choose where to go……As it will be same as being with the Raiders……….Unless they convert him to QB

  9. One thing about Jerry Jones, if he wants something he usually gets it! The cowboys have needs on defense and CB is one of them. They haven’t made a splash yet, besides resigning the o-line, you know JJ has to do something. Plus players love the idea of wearing the star, get em’ boys!

  10. Let’s see: little D or the BIG apple; freakin’ New York City.

    Easy choice: NYC

    Terence Newman is hoping for it though, that way HE doesn’t have to get burnt by Santana Moss anymore.

  11. so…the Niners cut Clements, let the Texans sign Joseph, and now they don’t want Asomugha. I see great things coming from our secondary…sigh

  12. Interesting that on the way into work I heard Lombardi on the local sports show say explicitly that the Cowboys were not interested…

  13. i would say he goes to the cowboys a lot more recognition even with rex ryan saying this and that the cowboys are still talked about more hell they had a 6-10 season and most of you people still can’t stop talking about and hating them LOL the jets should just let go they can not outbid jerry

  14. I don’t want to see Nnamdi’s talent go to waste yet again, by opposing quarterbacks instead choosing to light up the other half of the Cowboys secondary. If it’s between those two then I would rather him go to the Jets. However I hope that the Jets are not successful, because I hate the thought of teams buying success.

  15. Diehard jets fan but if Nnamdi wants to play it out and wait for someone else let’s us know cause we don’t need you to make it anywhere. Plus you know rob can’t do what Rex can for you it’s proven.

  16. Hmm…so the smack talking Niners fans seem to have lost their #1 target…along with the fallback plan (Joseph) and all their other targets.

    What will they run their mouth on now?

  17. “xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:55 AM

    Well then he’s going to the Jets as the Cowboys never win anything”

    Anyone who thinks the Jets aren’t automatically SuperBowl favorites if they sign him has no knowledge of football at all and should remove their screen name from this site immediately.

  18. Funny, every poster on here thinks they understand football and crows how the Redskins just overpay for free agents. But look at what the Redskins are doing — bringing in a larger number of younger guys at reasonable prices (have to look at guaranteed money guys…not the overall figure) and avoiding the battles for Jenkins, Orton, and Asomugha.

    It is telling they are not in this race. You guys may just have to adjust your schtick.

  19. Isn’t Lombardi the one who said Houston was in the lead yesterday. Guy’s a joke and a failed GM who was fired from a volunteer gig with Denver.

    Nnamdi will be wearing a Silver helmet, but not with a star and not on Sunday night September 11th. It’ll be on Monday night September 12th.

  20. I am not a Jets fan, but I’d be curious to set a Rex Ryan defence with Asomugha and Revis. The blitz packages could get pretty interesting with those two available for coverage.

    That said, there have been other great corner back duos and the great defences tend of be defined by their ability to rush the QB, not cover the receivers. I don’t think the Jets should break the bank to sign Asomugha. He will improve their team, but I don’t think he’ll transform it.

    Signing Cullen Jenkins and Cromartie would probably have more impact, and probably come in at similar price to signing Asomugha, especially if Jerry Jones makes a big push.

  21. I hate the Jets more than any team in the NFL. They are a disgrace to the NFL. All a bunch of show boaters. They are the oldest team in the NFL, and they just want to buy their way to a superbowl. If there was a steaming pile of gorrilla crap that smelled like it had been baking in the African sun for 2 weeks, and had mold growning out the sides, i would still route for that pile of crap over the Jets.

  22. Its almost hilarious how every one keeps leaving out the RAIDERS, as if Aso has no love for the team he’s played for the last 8 years… The same team with Hall of Fame coaches that made him arguably the best CB in the league… The same team that made him the highest paid CB in history… The same team that resides in his home state where he has multiple charity organizations….

    Yea, lets not even mention the Raiders, who by the way have more cap space than the Cowboys and Jets COMBINED…. yea, don’t even mention the Raiders, lol

  23. Trent Baalke, or more appropriately Balky has had a remarkable off-season thus far. Starting center is now with the Giants, starting ILB is now with the Chargers, cut a starting CB, star RB is holding out, starting NT isn’t going to be resigned, starting FS has not been resigned, and he hasn’t landed any of the free agents out there that would have filled these holes. Guess he was too busy focusing on a kicker to replace the retiring Joe Nedney. Bravo Balky, bravo.

  24. So if the Jets sign Nnamdi I guess Revis gets a big raise right? Cause I can’t see him happy being the second highest CB on that team, especially after he held out.

  25. The Jet hate really cracks me up. So many jealous fans of teams not willing to do what it takes to get to the super bowl. The rest of the AFC better pray Nmandi goes to Dallas, but more than likely he’ll sign with the Jets, and then they might as well just give us the trophy, case closed.

  26. Nnamdi the question is do you really want to pursue an acting career in 4 yrs. or do you want to be a poser in Cadillac commercials in Plano?

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    Right, because you always see ex-Jets players in movies and on TV shows and you never see any ex-Cowboys in movies and TV shows (The Longest Yard, Jerry Maguire, Burn Notice, Coach, etc).

  27. steelers4385 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:16 AM
    I hate the Jets more than any team in the NFL. They are a disgrace to the NFL. All a bunch of show boaters. They are the oldest team in the NFL, and they just want to buy their way to a superbowl. If there was a steaming pile of gorrilla crap that smelled like it had been baking in the African sun for 2 weeks, and had mold growning out the sides, i would still route for that pile of crap over the Jets.
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    Except they were in the AFL to begin with.. and there is a salary cap in the NFL so you can’t buy a superbowl. Other than that.. some great points!!

  28. The jets are the yankees of football..best team money can buy! What does it say for Rex; everyone talks about how great he is; if he is so good, why is try to stack the deck against the afc…..when will teams and fans learn; nobody respects a team that buys a championship! The typical response to all jet fans if they win sb will be: well you should have…you still won’t get respect!

  29. I don’t believe it’s going to be EITHER of them… reports have come out that he will be announcing his decision on a prime time special and will be taking his talents to South Beach

  30. 49ers are a joke (of course that has been true for 10 years now)…should have nabbed Joseph at least.

    I would hate to see both of these teams get Nnamdi, but especially the Cowboys.

    Maybe Oakland finds a way to keep him…

  31. Edge going to Jets in my opinion say what you want about the Jets failing to win a superbowl the boys failed to win PLAYOFF GAMES!

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    Not only do the Cowboys have (way) more Super Bowl wins than the Jets, they have more playoff wins (33) than the Jets have playoff GAMES (25, with a 12-13 record).

  32. Still can’t believe Al re-signed Routt and will let Nnamdi go. No joy in Raiderville.

  33. No one is thinking Raiders because the Raiders are the ones who gave him a contract that pretty much guaranteed that he would be a free agent going into 2011.

  34. @varaider

    I’m with you…Radiers could very well keep him and I hope they do (unless the Niners sneak in there). Some team has to put Bay Area football map on the map besides Stanford.

  35. Hey Realtime…. There is a salary cap in football you dope. Everyone has $120m to spend, don’t hate the Jets because they spend it more wisely than your team…

  36. It makes sense to come to the cowboys. We pay well, he’ll be an instant star with a huge star on his helmet, and there’s more ex-cowboys in broadcasting than any other team. Check that up. Jerry Jones has connections. Plus we have his old coach, all signs point to cowboys. Make it happen Jerry

  37. Asomugha should consider that any contract offer from the JEST should be at least 20% more than the Cowboys offer to be considered equitable because of NY’s state income tax that is causing rich folks to flee the state like their wallets are on fire. Plus the fact that he’d be surrounded by sushi-eating liberal weenies in NY. Not to mention the fact that the JEST are the “little brother” team to the Giants.

  38. More effective if he goes to the Jets. NFC East receivers will still torch dallas. Especially if GMEN land plax. Nicks, Mario, Plax, Smith choose your poison.

  39. The raiders are a givin team to dislike. And its not even the raiders i hate because i have sympothy for their fans…..its al davis. That guy is a pyscopath who looks like a child molester slash dying breed of some mutant species. He has no idea whats going on. He cant even shake his own ding a ling anymore bc he let it go so he wouldnt have to pay for it no more. The raiders can be a good…..not great…good team if al wasnt there.

  40. I am kinda torn..on one hand I want Aso, but on the other I want them to upgrade the safeties and the DL.

    With that said, I don’t think he will be in Dallas this year….

  41. thank you for making that point island revis, there is no such thing as a ‘Yankees’ of football, every team can only spend $120 ever year.

  42. Wow, how could I forget the visibility of the Cowboys over the Jets? Cowboys have like a dozen nationally televised games this season. Jets have what, 7 or 8?

  43. as a dolphins fan let the jets have them at least they make efforts to get better!!!!!! As much as i dislike the jets they do what it takes to get better

  44. Jul 29, 2011 11:18 AM
    fordboy183 fantasizes: “So many jealous fans of teams not willing to do what it takes to get to the super bowl.”

    Jets fans crack me up. They know what it takes and are willing to do it and last appeared in a Super Bowl 42+ years ago but keep talking smack. And don’t bother to consider what will happen when either Nnamdi or Revis has to change playing style to suit the other. Can’t wait to watch this trainwreck happen. J-E-T-S.

  45. The Bengals lost JJo and are now about $55M under the salary floor. I wonder whether they will make a late run at Asomugha – they have the need at the position and the need to spend $$.

  46. Someone remind the Bucs that they are now required to spend most of the cap! They have more money available than any other team yet they are not in the mix for anybody! I agree with the whole growing players through the draft thing but the money is there and needs to be spent. Make a splash or two! Try to contend for a title now! Life is short!!

  47. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:11 AM
    “xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:55 AM

    Well then he’s going to the Jets as the Cowboys never win anything”

    Anyone who thinks the Jets aren’t automatically SuperBowl favorites if they sign him has no knowledge of football at all and should remove their screen name from this site immediately.

    Not only do i not think the jets are the favorites to win the superbowl Nnamdi or not, I dont even think they are the favorites to win their division. The Patriots will once again win the AFC east because the Jets have zero offense. And guess what the pats main weapons on offense are tight ends. Who on the jets is going to cover them?Also after the jets spend 15 mill on Nnamdi who are they going to get to rush the passer ??? They were in the bottom third in sacks last year and have done nothing to improve themselves.

    The same thing can be said about the Boys. They have so many holes this year on the line, at RB, Safety, linebacker, and DE . Wasting money on one player like this is silly. You can’t win that way. There are players in the NFL who are starting to price themselves out of being good anymore. NO corner in the NFL is worth 15 mil.

    There is a difference between Joseph and Nnamdi no doubt but its not as big as you might think in the overall. Value wins superbowls in the salary cap era, ask the Pats and steelers the best two teams over the past ten years. Has either team ever went for name over value ?? no they haven’t.

  48. As a dolphin I don’t understand why the Jets are after Nnamdi? I mean it is an exciting acqusition but why not improve heavily on the offensive side? The Jets defense is great as it is. Who is Nnamdi going to cover? The second best receiver? That’s a lot of cash to cover the second best receiver on the opposing teams?

  49. As an Eagles fan I would like to see the Jets sign him but at the same time, Nnamdi can’t cover DeSean the whole time, He can out run anyone. Whatever happens, if Dallas does sign Nnamdi their Safties won’t be able to help over the top.

    I’d still rather see him on the Jets.

  50. never seen a CB get this much attention, how did the Oakland D do with him?

    even if the Jets get him it still just makes the team better, not SB bound, they need some offense, not a CB

    there are also probably 5-7 teams calling on him, hell reports had him at TB and they never contacted him

  51. Let the Jets get him PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m a dolphins fan & I can’t wait to hear all the talk from Fat Ryan & their fans.

    The JETS do not understand football which is why they are trying to make this deal. First it was Lito Sheppard. Then Cromartie. Now Nmandi? When will they get it?

    I don’t care who your db’s are. If you can’t pressure the qb, any wr will get open eventually! The Jets answer to that last year was Jason Taylor? LMAO

    Sign Nmandi & Homes, BIG DEAL!. Holmes will be double teamed all year long. Hopefully Braylon mans up & leaves that stinker of a team.

    Sanchez was simply OK with all those weapons. Take most of them away & see how well he plays! Through in no pass rush & that = another Championship-LESS season!

    How’s that for a guarantee?

  52. DallasCowboys.com already has Namdi jerseys on sale for $99.99.

    Looks like he’s already made his decision, just hasn’t announced it yet.

    😉

  53. I love the posts saying the jets are trying to buy a title. Pretty much every player on offense besides holmes, hunter and LT were draft picks or undrafted free agents. On defense you can basically say the same thing with the notable exceptions being bart scott and calvin pace.

    The jets front office has been great at drafting the last 5 yrs (except for gholston) in addition to making good trades. The jets have just been run well overall.

  54. random thought of the morning: you know, if you only glance quickly at that picture of the ryan brothers, that staircase in the stands sorta makes it look like rex is holding a gun to rob’s head =D

  55. If he cares about winning a ring he’ll sign with the Jets. They are the only option between the 2 that is close.

    If he wants money he’ll sign in Dallas.

    Dallas may get to the playoffs now and then but Dallas’s days of being competitive are decades ago.

  56. Hard to believe the education system is failing us based on the comments on here.

    Anyway, perhaps some of the “experts” can explain how a team “buys” a SB when each and every team has the same budget. Oh wait, congressional math.

  57. bhindenemylines says: “DallasCowboys.com already has Namdi jerseys on sale for $99.99.”

    Is there a discount for Jets fans?

  58. If the Jets sign Asumonga, yes, they will have a great cb tandem. But no matter how good they are, one of them will prove to be the weak link. My bet is that it’s Asumonga.

  59. RAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDERS…

    You dont need 2 shutdown corners. You need a pass RUSH and QB.. DAM JET FANS DONT GET IT

  60. He’s already gotten his big payday in Oakland, obviously now he should be looking to go to the team that gives him the best chance to win. And with that defense, hands down it’s the Jets. I think a few players on the Jets are going to have to restructure some of their contracts if they want him though

  61. This is a lose-lose for me as a Giants fan. If he goes to the Cowboys we have to play him at least twice a year. If he goes to the Jets it’ll just give their fans another reason to talk s***.

  62. doesn’t make sense for the cowboys since they have Jenkins and Newman, even if they both suck. they would prob dump Newman if they were really in the nnamdi race since they wouldn’t want Newman to come into camp and risk injury.

    come on jets. go get him

  63. The Newark Star ledger reported that the Bucs are still in it.

    Makes sense. They certainly have the money.
    No word on Talib, which leaves Barber and a few no names. 1/4 of their games are against Brees and Ryan + Manning and Shaub.

    But again, that’s the Bucs.

  64. For a team who can blame last years’ failures squarely on the offense, the Jets sure are focusing on defense this offseason.

    Hey Jets – your offense is still bad. And that’s half of your football team. Going from a 95 overall defensively to a 98 isn’t going to fix your team.

  65. It doesn’t really matter what team he goes to for an acting career, his name is gonna keep him out of half that crap. Plus it’s more personality than your NFL team.

  66. @islandrevis: last year there wasn’t a cap and you tried to buy a sb! now they’re just using funny money! you won’t win and the funny money will come due; then you will lose core players when its time to pay the piper. Good Luck

  67. If Nnamdi REALLY wanted to play for the Jets and take a “discount”…..wouldn’t this be done already???

    I would argue that NA would be better off in Dallas. Weaker conference, better QB, better overall offense, and actual pass rush (not just crazy blitzes that dont even lead to sacks).

    How are the Jets going to score enough points to compete for a superbowl?? They have 1 legit weapon in Holmes. 2 mediocre backs, an above average TE, an average at best QB?? I dont get it.

    My Pats will be better no matter what that fat foot-licking loud-mouth does.

  68. Dallas may get to the playoffs now and then but Dallas’s days of being competitive are decades ago.

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    The Cowboys have won 5 Super Bowls since the last time the JEST sniffed one, fool.

  69. LOL…I cant believe the ones in hear flappin thier gums about “buying a championship team”..Well!! Welcome to the world of pro sports…dumbasses…what team doesnt do it to one degree or another?..The fact of the matter is that the Jets have done a good job with the draft for years now…as well as trades and aquisitions. Thats the name of the game.

  70. As I’ve said numerous times on this site this spring, Nnamdi isnt going anywhere… All this Jets-Cowboys crap is a bunch of hot air!!

    Al Davis will show once again that he is STILL the man and re-sign Nnamdi!! Haters, just keep on hating!!

  71. As an Eagles fan I would like to see the Jets sign him but at the same time, Nnamdi can’t cover DeSean the whole time, He can out run anyone. Whatever happens, if Dallas does sign Nnamdi their Safties won’t be able to help over the top.

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    That hasn’t stopped the Cowboys from shutting him down several times before. Besides, Jackson’s holding out.

  72. scudbot says: Jul 29, 2011 11:38 AM

    Jul 29, 2011 11:18 AM
    Jets fans crack me up. They know what it takes and are willing to do it and last appeared in a Super Bowl 42+ years ago but keep talking smack. And don’t bother to consider what will happen when either Nnamdi or Revis has to change playing style to suit the other. Can’t wait to watch this trainwreck happen. J-E-T-S.

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    Right, and if they Jets DON’T get Aso, you’ll be on here 30 seconds later, saying how they’re screwed because they DIDN’T get him.

  73. nflofficeadmin says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:09 AM
    “The Jet’s dont have a SB trophy? Wake up!!”

    Umm… yes they do….ever heard of Namath? And what does this have to do with a free agent CB and how he is assessing his options in the market?

  74. ezmac58 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:43 PM

    I would argue that NA would be better off in Dallas. Weaker conference, better QB, better overall offense, and actual pass rush (not just crazy blitzes that dont even lead to sacks).

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    And wasn’t all of that true LAST YEAR, when the Jets went to the AFC championship game and the Cowboys went 6-10?

    OK. I thought so.

  75. alphaq2 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:01 AM

    As a Skins fan this sucks. Taxes are rediculously expensive in New York compared to Texas. If Nnamdi is looking for a payday he will choose Dallas.

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    Do you know how much he would be paid via marketing in NYC??? He would be huge and get millions more. So higher taxes don’t even play a factor in it. It’s NYC!

  76. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 29, 2011 10:59 AM

    Rob is the beta Ryan. What does that tell you?
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    If you think Rob is a beta anything you don’t know that much about him.
    Dude’s hardcore and talks just as much. You just may not know it because when he was in Oak and NE there were no rules most of that time that assistant coaches were required to have media availability. Go look up some of his pressers @ Cleveland.com from when he was there as the DC.

  77. Pleas god, JETS get this done. As a Giants fan I cant stand hte thought of Eli throwing the ball with Aso anywhere on that field. it pains me deeply to root for hte jets on this

  78. realtimeeyes says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:24 AM
    “The jets are the yankees of football..best team money can buy! What does it say for Rex; everyone talks about how great he is; if he is so good, why is try to stack the deck against the afc…..when will teams and fans learn; nobody respects a team that buys a championship! The typical response to all jet fans if they win sb will be: well you should have…you still won’t get respect!”

    First of all… i would love for the Jets to become the Yankees of football… and I hate the Yankees, but I do like championships. Second of all…. who have the Jets signed in the past few years who was the most expensive free agent in football?? There is a salary cap in football… no on can become the Yankees… The Jets have signed no free agents from other teams this season…. last season they signed four guys who were cut by their former teams to minimal contracts… Jason Taylor, Brunell, and Folk and LT….. they acquired Cromartie and Holmes by trading draft picks in the 2011 draft. The only big names they have signed in the past 5 years are Bart Scott (hardly cap buster), Calvin Pace (same thing), and Alan Faneca. The other major contributors on the team were all drafted by the Jets…. and yes the Jets to give them paychecks each week, so I guess you could say they are trying to buy a championship….(Sanchez, Greene, Harris, Revis, Ferguson, Mangold, Cotchery, Keller, Brad Smith, Shaun Ellis, Mike Devito, Pouha, Moore etc) Look it up, get your facts straight. It’s pathetic to hear people whining about buying a championship. You can’t buy a championship with a salary cap…every team has to play by the same rules….some just play smarter than others.

  79. green41563 says:Jul 29, 2011 1:17 PM

    ezmac58 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:43 PM

    I would argue that NA would be better off in Dallas. Weaker conference, better QB, better overall offense, and actual pass rush (not just crazy blitzes that dont even lead to sacks).

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    And wasn’t all of that true LAST YEAR, when the Jets went to the AFC championship game and the Cowboys went 6-10?

    OK. I thought so.

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    LAST year your boys in green had Braylon Edwards who’s basically gone if you sign NA. Brad Smith great returner and offensive weapon…gone. Cromartie who is a really good corner in this league…gone.

    Where’s the pass rush?? Who is going to score points?? I bet you’ll say that Randy Moss will be the answer. I say to you Minn and Tenn thought Moss was the answer last year too.

    Dallas has Witten, Austin, Bryant on offense. That is far superior to what the Jets got. Demarcus Ware gets to the QB without having to blitz. Dallas has a rough year…it happens.

  80. @ezmac58

    Dallas was 6-10 last year and lost a lot of its DLine this offseason and its Oline is still garbage.

    Sorry, but you guys are likely going to be 6-10 again. Get a real GM and stop overrating your players.

  81. green41563 says: “Right, and if they Jets DON’T get Aso, you’ll be on here 30 seconds later, saying how they’re screwed because they DIDN’T get him.”

    I couldn’t care less about the J-E-T-S except when they mouth off and they’re about to make a move that could generate endless schadenfreude for me. My team is the team that your loudmouth coach proclaimed the J-E-T-S better than ex post facto of a 9-0 humiliation in your rented house despite their injuries and a Super Bowl win. Suck it up.

  82. mlandsjr says:Jul 29, 2011 1:52 PM

    @ezmac58

    Dallas was 6-10 last year and lost a lot of its DLine this offseason and its Oline is still garbage.

    Sorry, but you guys are likely going to be 6-10 again. Get a real GM and stop overrating your players.
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    1. I aint a Cowboys fan.

    2. It’s not like I think Dallas would win the superbowl or anything I just think the situation is better in Dallas than NYJ. More weaons, weaker conference, better QB.

    3. Jets sign Nnamdi say see ya lata to Edwards, Cromartie, Shaun Ellis. Not to mention Brad Smith. Those are good pieces. If I were a JET fan I would rather have that than NA.

    Just sayin.

  83. Gotta laugh as if the raiders have no way of signing him.

    What other teams have to offer in money, the raiders have to offer where Nnamdi has lived the past 12 years, have been taken care of and blessed to have worn the silver and black, has a lot of time and energy invsted in the community where he is respected, has his mentor Rod Woodson now on the coaching staff,
    and has a great relationship with the Al, and Amy. If he stays a raider, he will have a job for the rest of his life with the raiders for life the same way guys like willie, fred, jim, tom, rod, steve, etc…..have…guys that are loyal to the raiders, the raiders stay loyal to. Those who talk smack (which nnamdi would never do regardless) about the raiders, generally remain unemployed.

  84. @ezmac58
    If we sign Nnamdi we wont need Cromartie. Shaun Ellis could come back for a low price even if we do get Nnamdi. Who is gonna give him a MM dollar deal? And Edwards is overrated but was a luxury to have last year as a two. With Holmes and Moss and J Co we would have a solid receiving core. Yes Moss isn’t what he used to be but he isn’t going to be asked to be the answer just a working part of the offense. And Look at the last few special teams players before B Smith- Leon Washington, an Miller to name just two. They were great return men for us. Im sure the Jets can find another suitable return man. And for the wild cat, Randle el just got released and could be signed for vet minimum as an alternative. These are options, all viable. I just think that the Jets would be a shutdown defense with Revis and Nnamdi together. Each week the top two offensive passing weapons would be shut down and allow the front 7 to focus 80-90% of their time on the rush while the safeties can cover the 3rd and fourth passing options for the most part.

  85. scudbot says: Jul 29, 2011 1:54 PM I couldn’t care less about the J-E-T-S except when they mouth off and they’re about to make a move that could generate endless schadenfreude for me. My team is the team that your loudmouth coach proclaimed the J-E-T-S better than ex post facto of a 9-0 humiliation

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    (1) When did Ryan declare the Jets better after the game?

    (2) A 9-point loss is a humiliation?

    (3) The stadium isn’t rented. The Jets own it in equal shares with the Giants.

  86. Dont be surprised when Nnamdi ends up back with Oakland. He’s a finance major and if he really wanted to, he could get any deal. He just doesn’t want to be a Jet or a Cowboy or a 49er.

    For those who keep saying you can’t buy a championship because of the salary cap well… last year there wasn’t and thats when the Jets went shopping, just saying.

  87. ezmac58 says: Jul 29, 2011 1:35 PM

    LAST year your boys in green had Braylon Edwards who’s basically gone if you sign NA. Brad Smith great returner and offensive weapon…gone. Cromartie who is a really good corner in this league…gone.

    Where’s the pass rush?? Who is going to score points?? I bet you’ll say that Randy Moss will be the answer. I say to you Minn and Tenn thought Moss was the answer last year too.

    Dallas has Witten, Austin, Bryant on offense. That is far superior to what the Jets got. Demarcus Ware gets to the QB without having to blitz. Dallas has a rough year…it happens.
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    (1) Why are you mentioning Cromartie as a loss? If the assumption is that they’ll sign Asomugha, then that’s a big upgrade.

    (2) Edwards would be a loss, depending on whom they get to replace him.

    (3) Brad Smith isn’t a great returner. The last three KR guys the Jets had before him (Leon Washington, Justin Miller, and Chad Morton) all made the pro bowl because Mike Westhoff is the best special-teams coach in the league.

    (4) Re: pass rush. Everyone said they had no pass rush last year, and they still finished #8 in the league in sacks, to say nothing of hurries and pressures. When you have a great corner–or-two–you generate pass rush by bringing blitzes.

    (5) So Demarcus Ware gets to the QB. Big deal. He got there 15+ times last year, and the Cowboys won 6 games.

  88. okldrdrs2111 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 2:47 PM
    “For those who keep saying you can’t buy a championship because of the salary cap well… last year there wasn’t and thats when the Jets went shopping, just saying.”

    Again…. WRONG!!!!…. Due to the rules surrounding the uncapped year in 2010 the Jets were severely restricted in signing free agents due to the final 4 rule…. but please keep insinuating that the Jets just keep throwing money around when in fact they don’t. Look at who the Jets “went shopping” on last year in the uncapped year:

    -Signed LB Lance Laury, S Brodney Pool, LB Jason Taylor, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, K Nick Folk and DE Rodrique Wright

    If this is your idea of big money spending then I guess you also consider Waffle House fine dining. (Not that I have anything against Waffle House)

  89. Dueces Nnamdi! A true raider, you deserved success with us and never got it, your community work in Oakland was amazing and you were a great teamate. I remember you getting smoked your first 2 years, then becoming one of the best in the biz with hard work. Both these teams have scumbags on their rosters tho … the jets are loud, annoying, run their mouths too much, and the cowboys are the cowboys, they won’t win anything. See you week 3 in OAK when your in that green and white. Tragic, Nnamdi is not a NY person, maybe Rex Ryan really loved Nnamdi’s feet and he has a hot 17 yr cousin for Sanchez.

  90. As a Patriots fan, I’d love to see the J-E-T-S sign this guy, and tie up more than $20M in one position…. talk about hamstringing yourself.

  91. As a Patriots fan, I will say in response to one of the comments above – its true, the JETS have been drafting well, and are mostly rebuilding through the draft.

  92. Nobody really believes anything Mike Lombardi says. He’s nice to people who support him and awful to those who fire him. He was even fired from a job that held no pay! How do you get fired from a volunteer position? He’s not a very good writer and I highly doubt he has any better sources than what PFT even has which are little.

  93. The Cowboys had a bad year last year, but they will do much better this year. Stable head coach, strong defensive coach, returning starters where it counts, good draft talent, and a division that isn’t going to leave them behind (Giants and Eagles still have just as many issues).

    NY has a better track record the last couple years, but no one who has watched the Cowboys can say that they aren’t one good secondary away from the playoffs, and probably a playoff win or more. Secondary has been their biggest weakness for about a decade.

    So either way he goes, he’s going to get a heck of a lot closer to a Super Bowl. It’s almost a toss-up between these two teams – Dallas is on the way up and hard to see the Jets pulling this same act for a third straight year.

  94. Good! Fitting that it’s one of those two teams that will end up over-paying for Nate Clements… I mean, Nnamdi.

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    Yeeeah somebody should slap you upside your head for mentioning Clements’ name in the same paragraph as Aso. Nobody has ever called Clements the best corner in the NFL (except 49er fans when the 49ers signed him)

  95. It’s not like I think Dallas would win the superbowl or anything I just think the situation is better in Dallas than NYJ. More weaons, weaker conference, better QB.

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    Weaker conference? NFC teams were 36-28 against AFC teams last year. Plus an NFC team won the Super Bowl.

  96. Do you know how much he would be paid via marketing in NYC??? He would be huge and get millions more. So higher taxes don’t even play a factor in it. It’s NYC!

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    Right, that’s why JETS players get the big sponsorship deals and Cowboys players don’t. hahaha!

  97. Check this tweet:

    AdamSchefter
    How’s this for a turn on Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes. Jets are out. Nnamdi’s about ready to make up his mind.

  98. @ melonnhead; Yea…long time ago..what have they done lately?

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    They took the Jets out of the Asomugha pursuit. How’s that?

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