Nnamdi Asomugha scheduled to visit the 49ers
Matt Maiocco is reporting that free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is scheduled to meet with the 49ers on Thursday.
Yesterday, the rumors floating around were that the 49ers were interested in Nnamdi and that Nnamdi was interested in the 49ers.
Two years ago Nnamdi was one of the most sought after free agents on the market and he was rumored to be on the 49ers radar back then. Now, two years later the 49ers may wind up with Nnamdi at a lot cheaper price than they would have gotten him two years ago.
Someone posed the question on why Nnamdi tanked in Philly and one of our readers responded with this very good analysis:
2. Recognizing Asomugha’s flaws allows the team to provide him with adequate support (e.g., put him in a situation where he can succeed). As AZ mentioned in the other thread, Philadelphia’s defense as a whole didn’t provide Asomugha with much help — either with a safety over the top or in the form of a pass rush. It’s hard for (m)any corners to succeed in that situation. Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator (prior to Bowles) didn’t help, either. In short: Philadelphia took him out of his element and didn’t do anything to make up for it.