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Only one reason why he would not land in Tampa. More money somewhere else. I'm sure we'll be involved in the FA period as it involves him. Tampa is becoming more and more attractive to young players and I think Aso would be not exception. The start and end of the arguement is that we WILL NOT overpay for FA talent. I suspect we'll offer him a very nice contract that will ultimately get turned down because someone else will give him a Albert Haynesworth type of contract.We'll pay for talent (K2, Penn, Ward) but we will not give them more what we think is fair market value.
Nnamdi Asomugha - DB - RaidersSI's Peter King confirms that free agent Nnamdi Asomugha is not going to end up in Green Bay.A player like Asomugha would fit on just about every team in the league, but it's just not realistic for the Pack to pursue a player with his pricetag. They are already worried about re-signing Jermichael Finley after next season and won the Super Bowl by building through the draft.Related: PackersSource: SI.com May 16, 9:12 AM
The Glazers made a statement that they're ready to spend some cash...we'll see. We've heard it before from them. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/07/glazers-swear-they-will-spend-money-on-bucs/
Then again, if he is that amazing, maybe it would be worth changing up the whole defense for him. I mean running cover two is pointless with Aso on the field. He's got his man, which means you can get creative with how you use your extra safety.
I'm not sure the value is there. I don't doubt Aso's talent level. I think he is probably the best CB in the game right now....but he is a shut down guy that plays man coverage. Playing man is harder than zone. You have to be great by yourself with no help and Aso is. That is why he'll cost so much. For a 3-4 team that uses a lot of man coverage and needs their CBs to be able to single handedly shut guys down....Aso is priceless. Our defense, even with Raheem's tweeks, uses zone CBs that don't have to be as great as Aso to be great in our system. They depend on the system and always have help. I'm not saying Aso wouldn't be good here, but I don't think it is necessarily a good fit and his best attributes that make him great might go to waste here. I just think spending such a large percentage of our cap on a 30 year old corner back that is going to be ridiculously expensive because he possesses talents that aren't really the greatest fit in Tampa....might be a questionable decision. Then again, if he is that amazing, maybe it would be worth changing up the whole defense for him. I mean running cover two is pointless with Aso on the field. He's got his man, which means you can get creative with how you use your extra safety.