Nnamdi Asomugha: Adjustment to Niners hasn’t been that hard

AP

So far, so good for cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha with the 49ers.

That’s the word from Asomugha himself while discussing his transition to the 49ers’ defensive scheme after spending the last two years on an Eagles defense that was widely believed to be a bad fit for his skills. Asomugha called defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s scheme “more diverse than you think” and he won’t be playing the man coverage he prefers all the time, but said that his teammates have made the transition easier than it was when he moved to Philly in 2011.

“The adjustment hasn’t been that hard,” Asomugha said, via the team’s website. “This is a really solid defense all the way around. Since everybody knows the defense, it’s really easy to communicate. Anything I don’t get I can ask anybody on the defense and they pretty much have it down.”

Asomugha isn’t guaranteed any money in the deal he signed with the 49ers and that means he isn’t guaranteed anything more than a shot at a roster spot with the team this year either. If scheme issues were really the crux of the problems with the Eagles, Asomugha’s a decent bet to get that roster spot. It didn’t always look that way, though, so recovering the Asomugha of old might not be as simple as changing coasts.

26 responses to “Nnamdi Asomugha: Adjustment to Niners hasn’t been that hard

  1. That’s because he’s done.. Hes average at best. He doesn’t like to hit and lost his speed and agility. I know the 49ers are great at putting players on position to be successful based on their specific skills.

    But him shying away from contact in the NFC Best is all bad…

    But I’d like to see him playing well and keeping the newest and biggest rivalry going. Want both teams at 100%.

    He is an awesome person though. Not everyone had that rap even on my own Hawks team. So kudos to him on that.

  2. The scheme in Philly didn’t do Nnamdi any favors but on several occasions he just got flat out beat. I personally hate the excuses. He’s just not a great corner

  3. Best free agent signing by the 49ers. No risk whatsoever, and the reward could be sky high! If he plays a fraction of what he did in 2010 and prior, we’ll have hit the jackpot.

    A lot of the haters said the same things when we brought in Carlos Rogers who they said had stone hands. He promptly was top 5 in interceptions and went to the pro bowl.

  4. “The adjustments have been non-existent. Leaving receivers open in San Francisco has been just as easy as it was in Philadelphia!”

  5. I really wanted to like Nnamdi when he got to Philly, being an Eagles fan and all, but he just flat out sucked…….can’t see him being any better with the Niners, but I wish him the best!

  6. “but said that his teammates have made the transition easier than it was when he moved to Philly in 2011.”

    So it’d be safe to assume that his new teammates are invited to join him for lunch in his car?

  7. bahaha!!

    Lionsdraftguy……the amount of time and emotions you spend on hating on the 49ers is pleasure enough in knowing your misery is warranted!

  8. lionsdraftguy says: May 29, 2013 3:53 PM

    How hard can it be to adjust to the 49ers. Just be classless and dirty and you fit right in.
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    I usually don’t comment on 49’s stuff but Lion’s guy saying this? Talk about dripping with irony.

  9. Enough about if he fit in the scheme in Philly. He knew what he was getting himself into. And the scheme had nothing to do with him getting beat so often.

  10. lionsdraftguy says: May 29, 2013 3:53 PM

    How hard can it be to adjust to the 49ers. Just be classless and dirty and you fit right in.
    ____________________________________

    Says the guy who idolizes Titus Young and Suh.

  11. Well said handeeze now Lions fans are hating on us get over them 2 whoopings we put on y’all recently and Davis is not dirty he’s just a good player it’s true it’s damn true now learn the rules lionsdraftguy in my Jim Schwartz voice

  12. Nnamdi is the new jinx. It used to be Randy Moss … 2 SBs … 2 losses. Now it’s Nnamdi’s turn. He was at his best when he was with the Raiders but my Raiders were not very good. He went to Philly and they went in the tank. Glad he’s on the ‘9ers. Ha.

  13. lionsdraftguy says:
    May 29, 2013 3:53 PM
    How hard can it be to adjust to the 49ers. Just be classless and dirty and you fit right in.
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    A Lions fan talking about class? LOL

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