18 Aug 2010
After years as the best vertually non-targeted cornerback on the game, the Raiders' Nnamdi Asomugha will now play both sides of the field instead of his previous right cornerback designation. Asomugha switched around occasionally before, but the Raiders are apparently tired of opposing offenses adjusting to simply throw away from the guy.
"There are so many times when I feel like I'm having the game of my life and no one knows it," Asomugha said about the one-sided schemes. "That's rough. No one sees it. The offenses see it, the people that watch film see it but the fans don't see it."
Per our numbers, Darrelle Revis was targeted 96 times to Asomugha's 25 in 2009. Revis' 21.3 target percentage ranked sixth in the league. Chris Johnson, who worked the side of the field Nnamdi didn't last year, was targeted 92 times (25.9 percent, tops in the league). But it looks as if we may see a bit more of #21 this season.
19 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2010, 6:08am by Pat (filler)
Minor weaknesses dot these teams. Except for Arizona, which needs to bring in more help to really run Bruce Arians' offense.