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Ted Thompson has built his team through the draft, but Asomugha may present an interesting option. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Asomugha presents interesting option for Packers


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?

Tags: Green Bay Packers NFC NFL Nnamdi Asomugha Oakland Raiders Ted Thompson Winning Isn't Everything, It's The Only Thing

  • Tarynfor 12

    Sorry,but I must disagree with Nnamdi coming to the Packers.As much as he may say he wants a championship team,the money TT will offer closes that door shut even IF we could afford his price.
    Besides,after all TT has gone through to get his philosophy working and being accepted by the fans of Green Bay,will he now take or even consider initiating the start of it’s downfall,not a chance.

    • Mark

      Nnamdi said he will take less-money to play for packers because he want to play with his good friend woodson… woodsoon will move to Safety with nick collins.. nnamdi will play cb with williams… shields 3rd guy still.. burnett and preprah will backup but will playing anyway.. woodson is all around positions cb,s,lb.. he can play… have u see he played lb last year? u should see that my friend know capers so well, capers told him that he will love to bring nnamdi to packers coz he will use many cb/ss to play often.. keep shut it down… nnadmi is the best cb shutdown than revis!!

      • apackphan

        Mark,

        The options that adding Nnamdi would give the Packers would be incredible … I’m sure Capers would love to add a player like him to the arsenal … it would open a whole new defensive playbook for the team … and I would love to see Woodson playing safety … not only would it extend his career but he would be a force in the defensive backfield with his ability to punish receivers and cover the deep routes.

    • apackphan

      Tarynfor 12 … gotta disagree with you on this. Though TT has always favored building through the draft, he has been known to dabble in free agency. I don’t see his going away from his main philosophy as a problem. If the Packers can afford it and if it’s going to make the team better, I would think he would certainly consider it. Remember when Reggie came to Green Bay, money was an important factor, but it was his gut feeling (actually a message from God) that pushed him to Green Bay. I guess we’ll just see what happens. What I would really hate to see is to have him sign with Detroit.

      • Tarynfor 12

        apackphan,

        First,money is a problem

        Second,Reggie said,”God will tell me what to do” during a interview.Holmgren then called Reggie on the phone and said”Reggie,this is God,come to Green Bay”.

        Third,other than Woodson in 06′who are these FAs that TT dabbled in of this financial magnitude.

        Theres FA and then theres FA and this one will pass by TT,willingly.

  • http://bleacherreport.com Nicholas Kashian

    I wrote the Asomugha/Packers perfect fit article months ago intially. Then more recently after reading an article entitled something along the lines of “Asomugha to the Packers makes zero sense,” I wrote a rebuttal article.

    • http://bleacherreport.com Nicholas Kashian

      articles both published on bleacherreport.com

  • MrRodgers

    The Packers played nickel over 70% of the snaps last season. That means they had 3 CB’s on the field for those of you that may be confused. With the signing of Nnamdi we would have in MOP the best secondary ever assembled. Think about it Woodson, Asomugha, Williams, Collins, and Shields starting, then figure the talent we have backing them up. It would be HUGE if this happened, and I personally would love to see it.