Posts Tagged ‘Nnamdi Asomugha’

Eagles Release Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced that they will be releasing corner back Nnamdi Asomugha.It’s finally official. The Philadelphia Eagles will take the $4 million salary cap hit and release Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha just in time for the NFL Free Agency period to begin. Asomugha was signed by the Eagles before the 2011 season was to begin in July to a 5-year, $60 million contract. He was regarded as one of the best if not the best cornerback in the NFL coming off his stint in Oakland. Very quickly it was obvious that either the scheme the Eagles former Head Coach Andy Reid and former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo had installed did not fit his strengths.

The former first round pick …

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Warning: Eagles’ Defensive Dominance may be Closer than it Appears

Kurt Coleman was a weak spot in the Eagles' secondary last season.Since the passing of beloved defensive coordinator Jim Johnson in 2008, there has yet to be an Eagles defensive unit worth boasting of. The 2012-2013 Eagles were no different from their underwhelming predecessors, and were a large part of the reason Philadelphia finished 4-12, bad enough for the fourth worst record in the NFL. As the draft draws near, the Eagles will have a chance to improve drastically, due to the fact that this year’s collegiate class shows much promise on the defensive side of the ball. Furthermore, Philadelphia will have plenty of cap room to work with, as GM Howie Roseman has cut much of the fat from the Eagles roster and washed …

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Eagles Defense: Who Should Stay, Who Should Go

Cullen Jenkins & Fletcher Cox could have big roles in the Philadelphia Eagles defense in 2013.With the Baltimore Ravens defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the Super Bowl, that means we are now closing the book on the 2012 NFL season and 2013 is beginning. With the new year starting, roster moves and decisions have to be made. Free Agency officially begins on March 12, so between now and then, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to decide what to do with their current players, and who might be available to fill any needs.

With Chip Kelly installed as the new Head Coach, everyone knows there will be a new style of offense, which most likely means a few┬ánew players on that side …

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Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Plan

Is San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman the next Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach?Every NFL fan is not just concerned with the team from September to February, we are in it for 365 days a year. The NFL offseason is the most important part of the rebuilding process, and unfortunately the Eagles are in that mode. After firing Andy Reid the Eagles are still looking for their coach. Chip Kelly is back to Oregon, Bill O’Brien is back to Penn State. This is GOOD news for Eagles fans. The Eagles, in my opinion, need a coach who has been around the NFL for a while, and has full commitment to the NFL. Greg Roman, Gus Bradley and Mike McCoy are my top three …

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Top 5 Things for Philly Fans to Look Forward to in 2013

Maybe Andrew Bynum might actually put on a jersey this year for the 76ersPhiladelphia sports had what I hope is a forgettable 2012. The Phillies were 81-81, the Eagles were 4-12, the Flyers haven’t played this season and Andrew Bynum borrowed Chase Utley‘s knees. I wanted to write a top 5 list of things to appreciate about 2012 , but I could only come up with that it’s finally over. I decided to be slightly more optimistic and put together a list of the top 5 things to look forward to in Philly sports in 2013.

5.) The Phillies at the trade deadline.

The Phillies appear to be done making offseason moves. Whether the team is good or bad, I foresee a lot of activity …

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Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid Fired

End of an Era: Andy Reid is fired as Philadelphia Eagles Head CoachIt’s finally official according to The man who led the Philadelphia Eagles to 1 Super Bowl and 5 NFC Championships has been let go by Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie. A lot will be said (and has already been said) about the head coaching tenure of Andy Reid. One thing is not in doubt and that’s Andy Reid as of right now is the greatest head coach in the history of the franchise. He will be remembered for many things…some positive & some negative.

The positive things is he brought in a franchise quarterback in Donovan McNabb and led the team to 5 Championship games. He brought in quite possibly the best Defensive Coordinator the city will ever see (and defensive mind over Buddy …

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Eagles end the 2012 Season with Loss to Giants

Michael Vick more than likely has thrown his last pass as a Philadelphia Eagle.The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012 season ended today at Metlife Stadium with a truly horrifying loss to the New York Giants, 42-7. The 14th season of Andy Reid as the Eagles head coach has also ended and quite possibly has coached his last Eagles game. There was nothing redeeming about this loss or the qualify of the effort put out on the field by many players on the 4-12 team. Michael Vick started the game and Trent Edwards finished it. Nnamdi Asomugha was benched.

The game started exactly like Reid’s coaching career in Philadelphia began…with a recovered onside kick. It would last all of 5 plays before Vick threw a ball over Brent Celek‘s head and landed in …

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Eagles Problematic Spots for the 2013 Season

Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman has been a libility in the secondary.With no hockey season, Phillies winter wrapping up, and the Sixers sitting second to last in the Atlantic Division, there is not much to talk about. One thing that many fans have already been discussing is what should the Eagles do for next season. When will we get rid of Andy Reid? Who will replace our secondary? Is Nick Foles the future of the franchise?

I assumed with the rest of the city that Reid would be gone at the end of the season. We knew he would be able to finish out at least the season. Now, I am not so sure. With one year left on his contract, it is always a possibility that he will be standing on the sidelines for one more …

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Eagles Drop to the Bengals 34-13

Eagles Safety Colt Anderson was a bright spot in Thursday's Eagles lossWhat started out as a promising game (and a lower draft pick), ended in an abysmal loss (but a higher draft pick). Losing 34-13 is never a good thing, but I look at it as a perfect result. As the first half proved, the young players on this team show a lot of promise for the future. Nick Foles played well in the first half, outperforming Andy Dalton and showing that he can make most of the throws. But, in the second half he looked like a rookie, under-throwing Maclin on a sure touchdown and made some other mistakes, but it is a growing process. Last night as a whole was not something to write home about on the offensive side of the ball, …

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Eagles-Bengals Staff Predictions!

In the midst of the news about the Philadelphia Phillies the 4-9 Philadelphia Eagles will host the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field tonight in what will sure to be a barn burner (probably not.) The Bengals are in the playoff hunt in the AFC while the Eagles can just play spoiler. Here are the’s staff predictions for tonight’s game:

Josh Collacchi:

The Eagles play the Bengals Thursday night and will have another shot at national attention. Nick Foles, Bryce Brown, and the other rookies get a chance to show the world (and perhaps other teams) what they can do. It is a big step for Foles, as he is going against the number one defensive line in the NFL in terms of sacks. Nick Foles will continue to improve, although he will get banged around if he throws 45 times again. 27-39 321 yds 2 TD …

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