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Nnamdi notices a difference between 8-8 in Philly and in Oakland

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Nnamdi Asomugha played for the Raiders from 2003 to 2010, and the best record the team ever had came in his final season with the franchise, when Oakland went 8-8. Then he played for the Eagles in 2011, when Philadelphia went 8-8. And he noticed a very big difference in the reaction of the locals to those 8-8 records.

“The 8-8 in Oakland? We were perennially the last team in the AFC West. We would win maybe two games a year or four games a year. When we got to 8-8 and it was like wow! There is so much improvement,” Asomugha said on WIP, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “You’re not excited you didn’t make the playoffs, but you’re excited that we were moving in the right direction.”

In Asomugha’s first seven seasons in Oakland, the Raiders went 2-14 once, 4-12 three times and 5-11 three times. So it’s easy to see why 8-8 feels like the right direction for the Raiders. But when Asomugha arrived in Philadelphia last season, and the so-called Dream Team went 8-8, it was devastating. Asomugha likes that.

“I love how different that is over here because 8-8 is not acceptable,” Asomugha said. “It doesn’t matter where you have come from, 8-8 should always mean we are playing below where we should be playing. Out here that is the mentality, 8-8 shouldn’t be anywhere near what we are thinking. That was great.”

So that’s the one good thing about going 8-8 in Philadelphia: Seeing how high the standards are.

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  1. cakemixa says: Jun 6, 2012 11:29 AM

    The Eagles might be the 3rd best team in their own division, lol.

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:30 AM

    Standards are high because the Eagles are good, and generally always are since 2000. Haters hate, but rings or not, we can beat you.

  3. eaglesfan94 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:34 AM

    @cakemixa

    Yeah, the 3rd best team in their own division. That’s why they finished in 2nd place and had a 5-1 division record.

  4. mike bonserio says: Jun 6, 2012 11:35 AM

    He should be noticing how Cruz killed him last season up and down the field and work on that!

  5. racerx1225 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:35 AM

    Nnamdi is a class act all the way but he should have stayed in Oakland. They are heading to the playoffs and missed it by one game last year even with a dummy like Bresnahan as def coordinator, who probably cost them the playoffs with the let downs VS Detroit and Buffalo.

  6. RaiderMight says: Jun 6, 2012 11:36 AM

    In the end, emotion doesn’t matter. Devastation over the abysmal performance his Raiders team didn’t help. Who in their right mind wouldn’t be happy over 8-8 after watching teams by him still carry those crappy records?

    Let’s see how happy he is with that devastation when fans turn on them like they always do when they struggle.

    Hope the Raiders keep progressing, and I will keep being excited over progress vs regression any day of the week.

  7. paul82461 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:37 AM

    Funny how players always say the team they went to is so much better. Oakland had the same record WITHOUT YOU! The Eagles did worse with you, you were not even close to being as good as you were with the Raiders. You and Revis sucked this year but thats what happens when you go for the big paycheck.

  8. footballfanatic1906 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:38 AM

    Yes there is clearly you are on the DreamTeam baby! Lol

  9. 7pints says: Jun 6, 2012 11:39 AM

    Loved this article! Same thing I have been telling Jokeland fans for years. And this came from a veteran of The Raider Way. Lol!

  10. bullboy1 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:40 AM

    “cakemixa says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:29 AM
    The Eagles might be the 3rd best team in their own division, lol.”

    Eagles were 5-1 in their division last year. I’d say they’re atleast the 2nd best team in the NFC East.

  11. objectivenflfan says: Jun 6, 2012 11:40 AM

    He’s being honest – he played for both teams. I don’t believe he would be saying it just to say it. Let us face facts – year in and year out, Oakland has a losing or .500 season.

    Every year, Oakland fans talk about how good they were at the end of LAST season – and how those strides will result to improvements for the upcoming season. Year in, year out, it’s either a new head coach or a new philosophy – use 2012 as an example. New coach, same average QB, hyped up players in gym shorts.

    Oakland fans of course, believe Carson will have a Pro Bowl season, they’ll have All-Pro wide-outs, and they’ll take the West.

    LOL @ Oakland fans

  12. rc33 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    Uh, maybe 2800 miles?
    Hey, at minimum, Philly plays in an infinitely more difficult division than the Raiders. An improved “mentality” only goes so far in the NFC East.

  13. tooz72 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    Eagles are a clown franchise, they’ll never win anything

  14. sonofabuckroggeman says: Jun 6, 2012 11:43 AM

    AFC west means you play 3 really easy teams twice a year.

    8-8 means you won 2 games.

  15. jaimelh02 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:43 AM

    You can’t compare both situations. The Raiders were coming off their worst era in team history. I guarantee you the Raiders weren’t happy going 8-8 this year and getting knocked out of the playoffs in the last game of the year.

  16. trollhammer20 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:45 AM

    I’m sure they’llbe back to losing NFC Championship Games in no time.

  17. radrntn says: Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    thats funnu…like 8-and 8 is acceptable in Oakland….no wonder Al said c-ya….Not surprised who posted this, but fact is Raiders have a history of winning, and eagles have a history of losing….you can’r change the facts. Have raiders sucked lately…for sure, ever since Gannon went down, but we have our best qb since him, so things are looking bright for the nation…facts are fact, and bs is bs…..per Al”_ He said he was not pleased with Cable’s proclamation that “we’re not losers anymore” after the Raiders won the season finale to finish 8-8. “If that’s not being a loser in our world, I don’t know what it is, come in .500. That’s never been my goal.”

  18. jbl429 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:30 AM
    Standards are high because the Eagles are good, and generally always are since 2000. Haters hate, but rings or not, we can beat you.

    Glad you Philly fans can hang your hat on beating teams in the regular season. Us Giants fans enjoy winning in January and February.

  19. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.

  20. nosaj3 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:48 AM

    Hey Nnamdi,

    Keep the Raiders name out of your mouth and just focus on your own lack of success. Notice how the Raiders stayed 8-8 when you left, yet the quality of your play fell waaaaaaaaaaaay off the map?

  21. 49erstim says: Jun 6, 2012 11:49 AM

    Easy now!….. Comparisons are controversial now. :-p

  22. justwinbaby29 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:50 AM

    8-8 is not acceptable in Oakland anymore, Nnamdi.

  23. wtfpft says: Jun 6, 2012 11:51 AM

    Sorry Nnamdi but you set those standards in Oakland, the year before you got there they were in the superbowl and coming off 3 straight AFC west championships. It was never acceptable to go 8-8 or lower.

  24. deepseabreeze says: Jun 6, 2012 11:52 AM

    how about you use some logic nnamdi. of course 8-8 was not acceptable in philly last year, that team was supposed to be a contender, whereas in Oakland 8-8 was indeed a huge step. to go from consistently winning no more than 5 games a season to 8 wins was a pretty marked improvement in my opinion.

  25. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:52 AM

    @ jbl429- the article is about regular season records, and the standard of acceptance, Mr. Champion. It ain’t about hangin’ hats.

  26. toryoak says: Jun 6, 2012 11:53 AM

    Hey Nnamdi you have been in the league now ten years and have yet to play on a winning team. How about worrying about last year’s stinker of a season instead of all of those in Oakland. Regardless, you have A LOT of ground to make up along with the Eagles to win the NFC East.

  27. liamj55 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:59 AM

    @ jbl429

    Giants only win when they don’t have to play the Eagles and by win they beat every team in the league. It pains me so much…………..

  28. blacknole08 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:00 PM

    The Raiders were bad during those years because of terrible QB play and yearly coaching changes. So Asomugha shouldn’t hang his head low; the Raider defense was solid mainly because he shut down one side of the field.

    He was just a great player who played on a horrible team. If Juan Castillo actually lets Nnamdi play more man coverage like he did in Oakland, he should return to being a pro bowler this season.

  29. tdk24 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:00 PM

    The standards weren’t high under Al Davis? Davis always expected the best from his teams, even in the 2000′s. Remind me again how many Super Bowls the eagles won?

  30. radrntn says: Jun 6, 2012 12:06 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM
    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.
    _______________________________

    you sound like those delusional Patriots fan’s……their record/history only counts when Tom Brady was there. Nothing else ever existed.

  31. war27 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:09 PM

    Shut up and cash your checks.

  32. joetoronto says: Jun 6, 2012 12:09 PM

    The difference is the Raiders have won 3 Super Bowls and the Eagles have won squat.

    Looking at regular season stats is for losers, every team’s mission is to win the Super Bowl.

  33. mike bonserio says: Jun 6, 2012 12:12 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM
    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.

    ——————————————

    your 100 percent right. great winning percentage but the FACT is they have ZERO superbowl rings to show for it..

  34. villa41 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:15 PM

    Obviously, Nnamdi been drinking the polluted water from the Delaware River and it’s affected his brain.

    As a few others have said, 8-8 was never acceptable in Oakland. You think AD liked to lose? Fact is Nnamdi’s always had an easy smile after too many losses, and, really, he was more a part of the problem in Oakland rather than the solution. As good a man to man cover corner as he is, does he ever want to do the tough things to make a team better? A can recall on one hand the number of times he came up in run support and made a big play (i.e., oh yes CB’s are supposed to seal the edge and help in run support too).

    Sorry, things are looking up in Oakland with an underrated roster of football players. Nnamdi will fit in well with the Eagles, though, looking pretty in coverage and not wanting to lay the wood on anyone. Oh yeah, by the way, how many Lombardi trophies do the Eagles have? Oakland has three, and who did they beat for one of them? Lol.

  35. moagecu says: Jun 6, 2012 12:16 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:30 AM
    Standards are high because the Eagles are good, and generally always are since 2000. Haters hate, but rings or not, we can beat you.
    _____

    Congrats on that, it seems to have gotten you guys sooooooo many Championships. NO ONE cares if you win in the regular season if you cant do anything in the playoffs.

    Your team is one and done in two of the past three years and didnt make the playoffs last year.

  36. sourdough says: Jun 6, 2012 12:17 PM

    Go easy on Raider fans for they have gone nine straight seasons w.o a winning record, including seven straight seasons w AT LEAST eleven losses, an NFL record.

  37. mullman7675 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:20 PM

    Oakland haters are funny. Nnamdi was a good RAIDER who had his worst year as a professional last year.

    8-8 was never acceptable, that’s why the old man kept cleaning house repeatedly. 8-8 was an improvement, slight as it may be.

    Either way, I’m sure eagles fans would love to have 3 SB victories instead of the nice playoff runs that McNabb put together yet came up short again and again.

    Good luck Nnamdi, hopefully they use your talents correctly this year in philly, but they probably won’t.

    Nnamdi is a man on man shutdown CB, get it straight Reid.

  38. vipod4ever says: Jun 6, 2012 12:21 PM

    Know what’s unacceptable Nnamdi? The Eagles franchise never winning a Super Bowl. Unacceptable is what occurred last year after all the high-priced signings. Bottom-line, your play in 2011 Nnamdi was unacceptable.

  39. whatwouldaldavisdo says: Jun 6, 2012 12:22 PM

    Yeah, the standard is so high in the Eagles organization that they lost the last last time the two teams met, in Oakland.

    This despite the Eagles having their vets Reid and QB McNabb at the helm and the Raiders trying to figure out who they were with revolving coaches and DC’s.
    Nhamdi should know, he was there and so was I.

    He must be talking about players attitudes because Oakland management would never be allowed to accept 8-8 as good.

  40. dallassux says: Jun 6, 2012 12:23 PM

    Glad you Philly fans can hang your hat on beating teams in the regular season. Us Giants fans enjoy winning in January and February.

    What have “you”won in Jan and Feb as a fan? And by still droning about always losing to the eagles shows its bothers you.

  41. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Jun 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.

    ————————————

    It’s about winning rings and you guys don’t have any. regular season wins, how many pro bowl players are on your team, mvp’s, winning %, made playoff seasons- none of it ultimately matters. just superbowl wins. get it done and the critics quiet down, but until then we’ll love to hate.

  42. efriedo says: Jun 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    Funny how everyone starts ripping on the Raiders now. Namdi wasn’t saying it to be mean. He just had high expectations. Nobody can blame him for that. I wish him well…

    That said, HEY EAGLES FANS, YOU STILL HAVE NO SUPER BOWL RINGS! Yes the Raiders have had a bad team for the last decade, but until the Eagles actually win something, the joke is on you!

  43. thraiderskin says: Jun 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Yeah… 8-8 was so acceptable that major turn-over occured after each instance. Nnamdi is on a new team, he can say whatever he wants to. Quite honestly, I’m not surprised, this is the sort of thing fans in THAT city need to hear. One thing is for sure… Oakland may have gone 8-8, but they weren’t favored by prognosticators to go to the Superbowl either. Luckilly, 8-8 was so unacceptable in Philly, that everyone on the team kept their job, but some back-ups.

  44. CKL says: Jun 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    As a side note, anyone see the NFL spelling bee the other night on NFLTA? Sapp got Nnamdi’s name and he asked his smartphone about it by saying NA’s name. No answer. again. No answer. So he starts spelling it, then Siri interrupts him & says, “I found 18 restaurants matching your query”. Everyone broke up laughing.

  45. footballfanatic1906 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    objectivenflfan says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:40 AM
    He’s being honest – he played for both teams. I don’t believe he would be saying it just to say it. Let us face facts – year in and year out, Oakland has a losing or .500 season.

    Every year, Oakland fans talk about how good they were at the end of LAST season – and how those strides will result to improvements for the upcoming season. Year in, year out, it’s either a new head coach or a new philosophy – use 2012 as an example. New coach, same average QB, hyped up players in gym shorts.

    Oakland fans of course, believe Carson will have a Pro Bowl season, they’ll have All-Pro wide-outs, and they’ll take the West.

    LOL @ Oakland fans

     I’m not a fan of either team but dude you either don’t know any Eagles fans or you’re an Eagles fan yourself. They are the most delusional fans ever to not win a freakin SB! LOL @ Oakland fans? No LOL @ U

  46. walrushooker says: Jun 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    As a leader of the defense, don’t you think it should have been your responsibility to not be accepting of 8-8 with oakland… I was never overly impressed with nnamdi, and after comments like this where you bash an organization and it’s fans, I think even less. Good luck fizzling out in Philly like last year

  47. stevebozeman says: Jun 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    Love how the Sheagles just can’t keep their mouths shut.

  48. packerpride03 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:49 PM

    The greatness of the raaaiders will return.

    RIP AL

  49. r8rnuck says: Jun 6, 2012 12:53 PM

    love me some nnamdi but as i gradually forget how to spell his first and last name, the raiders are not who they used to be. at all. i realize he’s talking about 2010-11 Raiders and yes it was seen as an improvement but for anyone to compare this year’s team to its previous…they’re so radically different!! the moves that have been made (drafting, FA, trading etc) are so contrary to how raiders have approached transactions that you can tell this is a team with a completely different agenda. i know, sounding like a homer, but i just want the season to start already! something i think every nfl fan can say!

  50. huejackson says: Jun 6, 2012 12:55 PM

    AS over Rated MA…
    Raiders will have a better season than the Eagles this year.
    The last teams I remeber winning the superbowl NONE of them had a “shut down” corner..
    In fact Asomough has always been over rated.
    Only Al davis knew how to use him

  51. raideralex99 says: Jun 6, 2012 12:56 PM

    “So that’s the one good thing about going 8-8 in Philadelphia” … Asomugha.
    With comments like that … NFL players should stop do interviews … they are making blondes look smart.

  52. yaplepalooza says: Jun 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM
    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.

    ————————————————-

    LOL My team has won TWO superbowls in that time!!

    Go Big Blue!!!!

  53. tommyribs says: Jun 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    Agreed, if you are the Philadelphia Eagles, missing the playoffs is not acceptable.

    Now Choking in the playoffs? That on the other hand is TOTALLY acceptable, if you are the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Quick review Eagles fans:
    Dallas: 5 Lombardis
    NY: 4 Lombardis
    Skins: 3 Lombardis
    Philly? Ah yes, that would be zero (0) Lombardis

    Keep Huffing boys!

  54. cyraider says: Jun 6, 2012 1:30 PM

    You broke my heart when you left Oakland last year Nnamdi. I told myself I’d never let you do it again, but here we are. Whatever relationship we had is now over. I’m moving on. You mean nothing to me.

  55. flyeaglesfly20 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:33 PM

    Here comes the argument about the rings !!!! So since the redskins have 3 rings does that mean they are better now last year or two years ago NOOOO !!!… the only thing that matters right now is the Gmen won the ring CONGRATS!!! Focus on the present and not relive your teams glory days because at this point if you didnt win the superbowl this year your past rings dont even matter

  56. jrprostatus says: Jun 6, 2012 1:39 PM

    I for one is a fan of the Eagles and it just crack me up how people from other lame duck teams in our division be talking trash. First off the only fans that can say anything is The Giants. There the only team that won anything in the past decade. So for those Cowgirl fans which haven’t won anything since 96 and those Redskin fans even with RG3 still going to go last place like always take your Lombardi Trophies and shove them up your ass. There are 14 teams that haven’t won a Super Bowl. Some great teams and some not so great. The Viking had the greatest show on turf ( 0 superbowl wins) those Chargers (0 lombardis) and my eagles have none as well. This Year will be our year for that trophy and prepare to get blowned out Cowgirls and redskins. I respect the giants so I don’t have nothing to say about them. They won that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

  57. commitment2excrement says: Jun 6, 2012 1:39 PM

    lol @ the bitter raider fans. Nhamdi is the best player to put on silver and black in last 10 years.
    Last year I kept hearing how Stanford Routt > Nhamdi, the year before that was Nhamdi > Revis. Now its Carson > NFL. Give it up guys, your the only ones who are delusional. Your best player in years left your team. Stop crying

  58. rando74 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:42 PM

    Is this guy stupid or someihtng? Hey Nnamdi, if you do no better than 5 wins in 7 years and you go to 8-8 you shoudl be excited. IF you have winning records and then hit 8-8 then your are going to be disapponited. What the hell is he talking about “the reactions are different?” Of course they are. Shut your mouth dude and go earn your money.

  59. soia311 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:51 PM

    racerx1225 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:35 AM
    Nnamdi is a class act all the way but he should have stayed in Oakland. They are heading to the playoffs and missed it by one game last year even with a dummy like Bresnahan as def coordinator, who probably cost them the playoffs with the let downs VS Detroit and Buffalo.
    ———————————————————————————
    Nnamdi is a class act all the way and should be happy with his move to Philly. They are heading to the playoffs and missed it by one game last even with a dummy like Castillo as def coordinator, who probably cost them the playoffs with the let downs VS Arizona and Atlanta (among others).

  60. moagecu says: Jun 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    jrprostatus says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:39 PM
    ____

    Goodluck winning with a quarterback that has only completed 1 full season in his 9 year career. Vick will NEVER get a Super Bowl ring as a starter.

  61. mark916 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    8-8 wasnt tolerated in Oakland either. To attest to that fact, Nnamdi was not resigned and Gallery was let go, so was Miller. Then when Cable announced, “we are not losers anymore”, thats what tore it for Al. Cable was not resigned and let go. 8-8 was not acceptable in Oakland either. I thought Nnamdi was more of a class act than that, and definitely smarter. Hue Jackson was fired after an 8-8 season also. I dont understand what Nanmdi is talkking about, but maybe 8-8 was ok in the locker room, but it was never ok in the front office.

  62. jrprostatus says: Jun 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    moagecu says:
    Jun 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    Just like Romo will never win it for the cowgirls no matter what stats he put up thru out the season and RG3 don’t like getting hit so good luck with that QB.

  63. filmoreslim says: Jun 6, 2012 2:38 PM

    For all the Philly fans:

    Oakland owns you in the only game that has mattered between our squads:

    Rod Martin, Jim Plunkett and Cliff Branch, and Kenny King took care of business.

    So you can stop talking when a trophy-less player starts popping off for a trophy-less team.

  64. n0hopeleft says: Jun 6, 2012 2:44 PM

    Going 5-1 in your division doesn’t mean you’re the second best team.

    We play each other twice every year. Your coach knows the division better than any coach in the NFC East, because he’s been around the longest.

    It is easier for the Eagles to beat the Giants or Cowboys than it is for them to beat the other good teams in the NFC, because the games are ALWAYS close. They always have been.

    If you’re the 2nd best team in the NFC East, then why weren’t you in the race in week 15, 16, or 17 – like the Cowboys or Giants were?

  65. n0hopeleft says: Jun 6, 2012 2:52 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM
    Lol, to people who thumbs downed my 11:30 comment- your team have a higher winning % since 2000 and missed the playoffs less than 3 times? Its just a fact, don’t be upset.

    _______________________________

    Dudes who write “lol” are soft in the pants.
    It’s just a fact, don’t be upset.

    Philadelphia Eagles =

    CHOKE ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY

  66. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:56 PM

    All these Raiders fans talking about all there championships dogging the Eagles fans. You guys have not one a championship since 83. Raiders were good when your great grand fathers were watching football. Get a grip.

  67. raiderlyfe510 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    8-8 got two head coaches fired out here. So I don’t know what Nnamdi is talkin about.

    Maybe he’s talking about his individual feelings after finishing 8-8. Greatness is and always will be the standard in Oakland. I’m glad players like Nnamdi are gone.

  68. moagecu says: Jun 6, 2012 3:42 PM

    jrprostatus says:
    Jun 6, 2012 2:34 PM
    moagecu says:
    Jun 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    Just like Romo will never win it for the cowgirls no matter what stats he put up thru out the season and RG3 don’t like getting hit so good luck with that QB.
    _____

    I agree 100%. Luckily, I am not a Cowboy or Redskins fan.

  69. granadafan says: Jun 6, 2012 3:44 PM

    At least Nnamdi didn’t lose to Tim Freaking Tebow.

  70. autumnwindindc says: Jun 6, 2012 4:00 PM

    Aside from 8-8 not being acceptable in Oakland, either, Nnamdi – and Philly fans – I would like to take the occasion to remind you of the time we two teams met in the Super Bowl.

    Was that acceptable, too?

    Was to me.

  71. flyspe says: Jun 6, 2012 4:09 PM

    As an Eagles fan, Nnamdi please shut up. All the other players on the Eagles please shut up. Until we win something other then the preseason, we (Eagles Fans) need to shut up.

  72. tatum064 says: Jun 6, 2012 6:03 PM

    at 8-8 in Oak you were underrated…
    at 8-8 in Philly you were overrated.

  73. bleed4philly says: Jun 6, 2012 11:54 PM

    Thank you for getting that, now if you could just win us a superbowl, we might actually give you overpaid under achieving athletes a break.

  74. murfdeezy says: Jun 7, 2012 1:44 AM

    I will never bad mouth Nnamdi. He was a great asset to out franchise for many years, and was great with community activism and just generally a stand up guy. Don’t hate on him for attempting to promote the progress of his new franchise…or diminish the regression. It’s just his job now. I’m sure he meant no disrespect directly to the Raiders organization. That’s just media spin.

    He is however missing the key point that the Raiders were off to a great start until they lost their starting QB, RB, and several other key players. That alone changed the course of their season…and that is not taking into account the terrible defensive play later in the season.

    The fact is that the Eagles had a pro bowl line up defensively and were projected to shine….not scrape by. On the other hand, the Raiders were projected to scrape by…even with the starting line up, and barely missed the playoffs with half their starting roster and a QB fresh off the couch. If you’re not just intent on hating….there are plenty of reasons for Oakland fans to be optimistic. As for Philly….we will have to see. Sorry Aso. I always loved you and I wish you success, but although we still need a relevant replacement for you…..the truth is that Tyvon Branch picked up most of your slack and will likely continue to get better. Band aid on a bullet hole to have your safety do your corner’s job?..yes…but we will take it for now. It’s still a short term improvement until we find another corner….and then we will be much stronger in the secondary. That’s just my analysis. Good luck to you….but Go Raiders!!! Just win baby!!!

  75. torturedraiderfan says: Jun 7, 2012 7:11 AM

    Let’s see. Al Davis made you the highest paid CB in the NFL and you’re complaining. If you had a problem with the Raiders attitude about being 8-8, why didn’t you do something about it. You were supposed to be a team leader. The reason you were so good in Oakland is because you had the human penalty machine, Stanford Routt, on the other side. Every QB in the league knows if you thow at Routt you have a good chance you’ll complete the pass or draw a flag. Since the Eagles had two other good CBs last year, you looked very ordinary. Paying $60MM over 5 years for an ordinary CB. Good move by the Eagles. No wonder Joe Banner got fired.

  76. rickeydynamite25 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:23 AM

    I can’t even hate on Nnamdi,, that’s his opinion and he has a right to it, and it’s probably true. I just hate his haircut,,, the frohawk is just a bad decision and a bad idea. One notch below the jheri curl.

  77. spellingcops says: Jun 7, 2012 4:08 PM

    So nnamdi sees what a pathetic bunch of losers Oakland is. When will the fans start realizing this?

  78. bamboozle99 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:20 PM

    Back in the day 8-8 was not acceptable for Oakland either, give the Eagles some time.

  79. swingondeesenuts says: Jun 12, 2012 10:43 AM

    Funny because I noticed a difference between the Nnamdi that played for the Raiders and the overpaid mutt who couldn’t cover anyone that lined up for the Eagles last season. Part of it wasn’t his fault as they asked him to play too much zone but this guy should just keep his mouth shut until he starts earning that massive contract of his…

  80. ludachrisgsx says: Jun 14, 2012 1:21 PM

    Nnamdi, it’s not about lower standards, it’s about expectations based on the performance the previous year and the roster talent level when the season started. None of the fans found it to be acceptable that the team did so poorly year in and year out in Oakland. Our standards are much higher, but the expectations were to see improvement – which we never did, so 8-8 was a positive sign based on previous years. If the Eagles had a losing record for 10 years straight, you’d see the same expectations over there too buddy. Let’s be realistic here.

    Had the Raiders been stuffed with talent like the Eagles, and were the media darlings of the league, and were and coming off a play-off season and wound up 8-8, you’d see the same reaction in Oakland that you did in Philly.

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