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Asomugha says receiver is the easiest position in football

Nnamdi Asomugha AP

To be successful, cornerbacks must be confident.  And one of the best cornerbacks is confident that the men he’s charged with covering have it easy.

Very easy.

Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said on Wednesday’s PFT Live that receiver is the easiest position in all of football.

The topic came up in response to a question regarding the receiver that makes Asomugha the most nervous before a game.  Ultimately, he named no one.

At least he admitted that no one should be surprised that he thinks receiver is the easiest position on the field.

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54 Responses to “Asomugha says receiver is the easiest position in football”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 20, 2012 9:24 PM

    It was even easier last year when Asomugha was “covering” you.

  2. sask9999 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:32 PM

    I’m gonna say kicker…

  3. jnks10 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:34 PM

    He is a cb, what did you expect him to say safety? Come on now. Thats trying to create a news story out of nothing.

  4. runtheball says: Jun 20, 2012 9:36 PM

    He is right unless the WR plays for the Patriots.

  5. terrellblowens says: Jun 20, 2012 9:36 PM

    He is right. Defense is naturally more difficult, especially with the rules now. And every offensive position has a lot more to worry about than receivers do. WR is a very individual position and you mainly worry about your own assignment. It’s still an important position that requires great athletes, but it is much simpler than a lot of other positions.

  6. pekkle007 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:38 PM

    Huh? Nnamdi. R u being real or facetious right now? Victor Cruz should be your one and only answer now. U arrogant prick!

  7. cooklynn17 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:43 PM

    Victor Cruz would agree since he made you look like a dam clown.

  8. staffordsyear says: Jun 20, 2012 9:45 PM

    Punting?

  9. gil310 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:02 PM

    This guys a character he was getting Barebacked last year by everyone , He needs to shut his mouth and play some football, Hardest position In Football QB easiest Kicker

  10. tebownextmarino says: Jun 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    you couldnt cover one last year so what makes you think you can play as one you bum

  11. lionsftw says: Jun 20, 2012 10:17 PM

    Easiest position in football? Lets see Nnamdi go over the middle knowing full well he’s going to get the snot knocked out of you. Besides everyone knows DB’s are just receivers who couldn’t catch (cb) or are too slow (s) to play receiver.

  12. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Jun 20, 2012 10:18 PM

    Obviously he is making a statement about how the NFL has made receivers untouchable. As a press corner, he natural is at his best when he can get his hands on the receiver early and often.

  13. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:20 PM

    I don’t know that you can say it’s the easiest in all of football, but WR is certainly not as hard as CB thats for sure. It’s alot easier to go catch a pass as opposed to stopping someone from catching a pass.

  14. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 20, 2012 10:21 PM

    I like this guy, but I hope for his sake, he backs it up. He just pissed off a lot of really talented guys. Including but not limited to, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Jeremy Maclin… And that’s just the ones he’ll see twice this year! I keep feeling like this will be an incredible season given some of the generally sloppy play last year. The intensity of some of the attitudes this year really feels like a yon of players are carrying a chip on their shoulders and comments like this just add to it!

  15. Deb says: Jun 20, 2012 10:51 PM

    That’s brilliant!!! CB is my favorite position … and receivers always seem to be the biggest egomaniacs and whiners in the league. Don’t agree that it’s the easiest position–but love the response!

  16. newyorkfootballjets says: Jun 20, 2012 10:51 PM

    Will some one tell this to santonio holmes cause he acts like he has the hardest job in the world

  17. snapcase19 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:53 PM

    the second half of his statement should have said…”but it’s the hardest to tackle”

  18. pasote says: Jun 20, 2012 10:54 PM

    If receivers have the easiest job in the NFL and your job is to cover the receivers… well then I’m not great with math or anything but 1 plus 1 usually equals…

  19. bleedgreen11 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:02 PM

    thats bs. long snapper is the easiest position in the game. that is his only job, to hit the long snap every now and then.

  20. pissedoff24 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:05 PM

    ouchdownroddywhite says: Jun 20, 2012 10:21 PM

    I like this guy, but I hope for his sake, he backs it up. He just pissed off a lot of really talented guys. Including but not limited to, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Jeremy Maclin… And that’s just the ones he’ll see twice this year!

    ———————————————–

    Really? He’ll be facing Jeremy Maclin twice a year?

    Damn there are some dumbasses that post on this site.

  21. pissedoff24 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:06 PM

    Speaking of dumbasses, that should have read *who post on this site.

  22. hutch119 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:08 PM

    Corners are just receivers that can’t catch

  23. nmking26 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:10 PM

    He’s right. First of all, you have to determine which side (offense or defense) is easier. Since the defense is always in a reactionary mode, it’s obvious that it is inherently harder than offense.

    Now out of all the offensive players, Wide receiver is the position that requires the least intelligence. The Wide Receiver is away from all the other offensive players and only has to worry about himself.

  24. dbones750 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:21 PM

    pasote,
    a receiver knows where he’s going and where hes supposed to be to make a catch (well, not all of em…lookin at you, ocho), a db does not. this means their job is more reactionary and requires a better athlete. so receiver probably is easier, not that i can play either.

  25. nfl fan says: Jun 20, 2012 11:26 PM

    Let’s take a look at the highlights of your work against Victor Cruz. Now that’s funny, especially the part where you collide with your own guy!

  26. raiderrob21 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:35 PM

    WOW ever since you left us you have been talking nonsense. You been hangin with Jim Harbaugh?

    RAIDER NATION!!!!

  27. tommyribs says: Jun 20, 2012 11:35 PM

    If Nmamdi is not worried about any receiver in the NFL, maybe he needs to go back and look at how Victor Cruz owned his Ass in game 1 last year.

    He literally made Nmamdi look like a fool, and it did indeed look easy for Victor.

  28. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:36 PM

    OVER-RATED

    Nnamdi should be victim 12 in the Penn State scandal after the abuse he took last year. Penalties, burned, missed tackles……He was last seasons flop. just like Mario is gonna be this year

  29. heathshuler says: Jun 20, 2012 11:48 PM

    over the course of many years, i have played every single position. he’s right, wr is the easiest. cb is the hardest, followed by qb.
    if you think kicking or punting is easy, go to a park and try nailing a 40 yard field goal, or punting it 50 yards.

  30. deepfreezerob says: Jun 20, 2012 11:49 PM

    He will see a real slacker of a WR on Oct 14th. It will be a real easy day for him

  31. deepfreezerob says: Jun 20, 2012 11:54 PM

    NNandi will see a real slacker of a WR on Oct 14th. That WR pits out no effort, almost like he’s a machine. Ol’ Asomugha will have a easy time….

  32. soia311 says: Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Jun 20, 2012 10:21 PM
    I like this guy, but I hope for his sake, he backs it up. He just pissed off a lot of really talented guys. Including but not limited to, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Jeremy Maclin…

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    What team do you think Nnamdi plays for?

  33. goldrush36 says: Jun 21, 2012 12:12 AM

    While it’s the natural answer for a corner it actually surprises me. Seems there were quite a few games where he was surely needing to ice those ankles last year. I mean when you have a guy like Crabtree (who isn’t really that fast or shifty) juke you out of your cleats multiple times perhaps you have been exposed as a product of your original system….

  34. goldrush36 says: Jun 21, 2012 12:13 AM

    touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 20, 2012 10:21 PM

    I like this guy, but I hope for his sake, he backs it up. He just pissed off a lot of really talented guys. Including but not limited to, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Jeremy Maclin… And that’s just the ones he’ll see twice this year! I keep feeling like this will be an incredible season given some of the generally sloppy play last year. The intensity of some of the attitudes this year really feels like a yon of players are carrying a chip on their shoulders and comments like this just add to it!

    ____________________________________________

    So Maclin all a sudden isn’t an Eagle? Boy I must’ve really really slept on that one smh

  35. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 21, 2012 12:17 AM

    Ten years ago I would have said WR is the hardest, now the NFL has changed the contact rules, it’s the easiest by far. No more contact and look at all the pass int calls every week. The game is changing.

  36. latchbeam says: Jun 21, 2012 12:31 AM

    That’s the Philly “dream team” mentality!!

  37. rayday1980 says: Jun 21, 2012 12:36 AM

    It’s crazy that since u came to a real football division…u can’t guard the easiest position in football…stop crying cause u got Cruzed on…

  38. icdogg says: Jun 21, 2012 1:09 AM

    3rd string QB

  39. arlingtonassasin says: Jun 21, 2012 1:59 AM

    This story just goes to show the amount of homers that read only articles relating to their team. This sub-par DB ( sub-par last year granted) mouths off like he actually played decently and the thumbs ups reward his unfounded arrogance. Has Philly fans written all over it. How about this…..just thumbs up if you’re NOT a Philly fan.

  40. mullman7675 says: Jun 21, 2012 3:26 AM

    Nnamdi is the man. Philly is lucky to have him.

  41. gcsuk says: Jun 21, 2012 5:37 AM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Jun 20, 2012 10:21 PM
    I like this guy, but I hope for his sake, he backs it up. He just pissed off a lot of really talented guys. Including but not limited to, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Jeremy Maclin… And that’s just the ones he’ll see twice this year!
    ———————————————————–

    I’m sure someone else has caught this (posts haven’t been updated for 8 hours).

    He’ll see Maclin more than twice a year…he’ll see him every day. They are on the same team, dummy.

  42. enochmh2 says: Jun 21, 2012 7:08 AM

    Punter,not much pressure and if something goes wrong its usually not their fault..

  43. bigkeev124 says: Jun 21, 2012 7:12 AM

    If you listen to the audio, this was harmless, No malice was given other than him being a top CB and talking about talking trash to other receivers. He got beat a couple times and more so outplayed for the ball not beat, His pedigree of being top corner means he can say this and move on. the Title of this thing makes it seem as if he was belligerent and arrogant. He wasnt!!!

  44. jag8917 says: Jun 21, 2012 7:20 AM

    CRUUUUZ!

  45. pixelito says: Jun 21, 2012 7:26 AM

    It’s easy when you’re Victor Cruz torching Nnamdi Asomugha ;)

  46. oldbyrd says: Jun 21, 2012 7:46 AM

    Why don’t these guys just keep their mouths shut?

  47. superawesomeasskicker says: Jun 21, 2012 7:58 AM

    Anybody who doesnt say Megatron’s the best is an idiot. We’ll se what happens on Oct. 14….and rb is the easiest position, by far.

  48. jetstizzi85 says: Jun 21, 2012 8:13 AM

    Extremely glad the Jets didnt spend the money on this guy….or should I say I am glad he didnt pick to play for the Jets! 5 years ago he was worth the money but not now. Wrong end of 30

  49. oldschoolomen says: Jun 21, 2012 8:39 AM

    My immediate thought was, “what about the long snapper?” I still think that’s the easiest position. Receiver is up there, so Asomugha’s not too far off.

    I think a pass rushing specialist might be easier as well. Line up at the end of the line, watch the ball being snapped, and run for the QB. Throw in a spin move or a head slap, and if you succeed 25 times in a season, you’re an all pro.

  50. irishdawg42 says: Jun 21, 2012 9:13 AM

    Did any of you even take the time to watch the provided interview?

    I don’t think anyone will take exception to his words within the league, only readers who look at a headline and make a comment based solely on that. The Headline makes it look like he was bashing WRs, not the case in the least. In the context of which the comment was made, I have to agree with him…

    As for the WR that gives him fits, right now that would have to be Victor Cruz since he sees him twice a year…Even though Megatron is the best receiver in the NFL, he isn’t going to worry about him in the off season because of a week 6 game that will not seem as important as a division game against the Giants in week 17..

  51. rajbais says: Jun 21, 2012 10:01 AM

    He’s right!!!

    Ever heard of the 5-yard rule???

    Also, why is there constant talk about how there’s no fear across the middle???

  52. spartan822 says: Jun 21, 2012 10:06 AM

    If it’s so easy, then why isn’t he a WR?

  53. bigkeev124 says: Jun 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    So the NFL games some of you all watched saw Nnamdi being torched all season? Not really a question but the guy I saw get beat on a touchdown catch by Cruz and failed to tackle Cruz on a touchdown run played well in all other games, Shutting down or slowing down the other receivers he faced. If yall can name anyone else than i will digress.
    Julio=no, Dez=no Santana=no Steve johnson=no Crabtree=no Branch= no he was checked by others and not to mention they Had him playing a hybrid Safety position and slot, so what are yall talking about. Now how many yards and catches did your Corners give up, the jets fan who said yall glad you didnt sign him, look at the Eagles vs Jets game and shut up when your done

  54. thasoarerman says: Jun 23, 2012 12:44 PM

    Receiver is easy to play no doubt. But not the easiest. All you have to do is run a pre designed route and catch the ball then run or get hit. Cornerbacks and defensive players in general have to react to what the offense is doing which means you don’t know what going to happen! And all the new rules are taking the D out of defense. A uneducated dumb asses corners can catch maybe not as well as some receiver but still. Look at Asante Samuel, darrelle revis, and a safety Ed reed (57 INTs bitches!), and he can’t catch? Also safeties are slow receivers on defense!? Laron Landry ran a 4.3, Larry Fitzgerald ran a 4.6 and is one of the great ones. The 40 maybe overrated but it show so display of speed. Also how do you know receivers are dbs that CAN’T HIT! Do you guys even know how many receivers refuse or can’t block? Seriously a lot. And I said dbs not cornerbacks in general who some of y’all might say cbs refuse to tackle. Think be fore you speak or go back to school.

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