Nnamdi Asomugha Thinks Wide Receiver Is The Easiest Position In The NFLBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Monday, June 25th, 2012
What’s the easiest position in football? My guess would be the punter, but Eagles’ cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha thinks otherwise. The star corner shared his thoughts on why wide receiver is the easiest position amongst other things on Pro Football Talk Live this past Wednesday.
“I think if you talk to any cornerback in the league, we’ll probably all tell you that,” he said. “We go back and forth talking trash with our own teammates about it, ‘Oh, all you have to do is go out there and catch a ball.’ You know where you’re going, we have no idea but we have to be perfect at it. So it’s always fun banter going back and forth.”
Asomugha, a three-time Pro-Bowl selection and a four-time All-Pro selection, also spoke on what receivers concern him the most on the field.
“There aren’t guys that stand out in my mind in that way,” he said. “There are a handful of guys that are really good at what they’re doing from the receiver position, which is the easiest position in the NFL. There are a handful of guys that are good at it. There’s not one particular guy that would concern me when I’m going into a game, but there are guys that you have to take notice of in the league.”
I admire Asomugha’s confidence, but this is the same cornerback that was burned more than cheap gas last season. With all due respect, I’d advise the Pro Bowl corner to keep his mouth closed and just play football. Small talk aside, it’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles are on the hot seat this year. Asomugha spoke on the adjustments they have made to redeem themselves of last year’s failure and prepare for a successful 2012 season.
“We were doing practice sessions without the coaches, we were doing practice sessions and getting together with guys as far back as February with the team, so just being able to get to know each other better, the comfort level just raises for everyone, whether we’re current players or the newer players,” Asomugha said. “Everybody just becomes a little more comfortable. And then, I would say defensively, just being able to have some more time under the system, us with our defensive coaches being able to cut out a lot of the things that just didn’t work for our defense and for the style of players that we have and to build off of the positive things that did work for us. So all of that time right there and all of that stuff right there makes it more comfortable.”
I hope that the hard work evident in OTA’s, minicamp, and eventually training camp pay off for the Eagles this year, but until the 2012 season commences, all we can do is wait.
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