OK, so I’ve intentionally stayed away from free agency talk for one reason and one reason only – Ted Thompson builds only through the draft. Free agency is a term that’s simply not used in Title Town these days.
It’s as as cold a topic as the frozen Lambeau turf in January. However, this week’s post br NFL MOCKS this week really intrigued me and made me believe there may be some interesting moves once the soon-to-be hectic free agency period begins. Consider the hottest commodity on the market this year: Nnamdi Asomugha.
Could he be playing alongside the likes of Tramontana Williams, Charles Woodson, nick Collins and Morgan Burnett? According to author of the piece posted at NFLMOCKS, Sayre Bedinger, it makes sense. Bedinger cites a sort by Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News that brings up Green Bay as a distinct landing site for Asomugha. Why? Given Thompson’s aversion to the free agent game, both writers feel Asomugha would be a great fit for the Packers and the soon- to- be former Raider.
If Asomugha wants to be a champion, Green Bay should be his top choice and because Green Bay doesn’t throw it’s money around, the team could probably pull together the resources to make it happen.
Bedinger asks, “If Green Bay can sign Asomugha, does that cement them as the favorites to repeat and win next year’s Super Bowl?
In my opinion, the Packers are already destined to be a dynasty in the NFL. I realize they simply got hot at the right time and only made the playoffs because the Chicago Bears basically laid down in the final regular season game, but this is a team who won the Super Bowl without a bunch of key starters, including Charles Woodson who went down in that game.” I agree with that sentiment for the most part with the exception of the notion the Bears laid down … They played all their starters for 60 minutes and the Packers simply had more will to win. Anyway, back to the possibility of Asomugha playing in green Bay. Its a win-win situation. Asomugha has his best chance at a title and the Packers solidify a defense that has already shown it can terrorize offenses. If the Packers are considered by so many to be headed toward dynast status, a move like this would easily make them the odds-on favorite to repeat. Ted Thompson … Are you listening?