Eagles Win Nnamdi Asomugha Sweepstakes…and the NFC East

Posted: July 29, 2011 by admin54321 in News

At first the Jets were supposed to get him, then the Texans, then the Jets again, then the Cowboys, but he ended up on the Eagles.

CB Nnamdi Asomugha signed a $60 million contract, $25 million guaranteed, with the Eagles on Thursday.

So let’s take a look at the Eagles real quick:

QB Michael Vick
WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin
QB Vince Young (you know, in case 1 starting caliber QB isn’t enough)
TE Donald Lee from the Super Bowl winning Packers
CBs Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Asante Samuel

Now let’s take a look at the rest of the NFC East:

A Cowboys team that finished 6-10 last year.
A Giants team that has struggled for a couple years now.
A Redskins team that is starting John Beck at QB.

This all translates to a clear cut NFC East champion. Sure maybe the Cowboys and Giants might be better this year but we are looking at a truly dangerous Eagles team.

Eagle’s coach Andy Reid often gets criticized for many of his moves (like drafting Donovan McNabb, and like trading Donovan McNabb to a division rival) but he’s not going to get criticized for today’s big move and he shouldn’t have been criticized in the first place. Andy Reid is a smart coach. It’s why he knows how to dump veterans at the right time and it’s why he’s able to build teams with all those star players that I mentioned above. Too many times Andy Reid and other coaches get criticized because the fans don’t like the moves they made. But then they sign people like Nnamdi Asomugha and everyone forgets why they hate their coach. Here’s my message to Eagles fans: trust your coach, even if you don’t like what he’s doing. He’s smart enough to make the right moves.

After moves like these, it’s no wonder Andy Reid is the longest tenured head coach in the NFL.

Oh and being a Redskins fan, I was already nervous about playing the Eagles twice, but now I’m terrified.

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