Nnamdi Asomugha left the Bay Area to join the Philadelphia Eagles and their ‘dream team.’ Those two season in Philly were relatively mediocre and could have shaken the veteran’s confidence. Fortunately, Asomugha is finding out that he can still play and that has his confidence rising.
“I’ve been out there making plays and doing a lot of the things that I know I can do,” Asomugha said, via the Sacramento Bee. “So my confidence is in a good place.”
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio wasn’t as optimistic as Asomugha was and even said the “jury was still out” on him last week.
“He’s had some good days out here and some days where you weren’t sure if he was going to still have it,” Fangio said. “I think we’re kind of in between with him right now. Hopefully he’ll be able to still have some gas left in his tank to go out there and play like he did prior to going to Philadelphia.”
No one can be more critical of Asomugha than himself, so he wasn’t rattled by the negative comments.
“I’m highly critical of myself – highly, highly critical of myself,” Asomugha said. “So there’s not much that someone else might say that makes me feel like I need to be motivated in a different way. Like I said, I’m a self-motivated guy. And I’m probably saying worse (things) than the next guy’s saying anyway.”
Asomugha’s comeback is on schedule though.
“I feel great,” Asomugha said. “It’s looking, you know, good. And it’s encouraging. Not (because of) the age that I am but what I’ve been through. There are moments there along the way where I need to see some of that progress just for self encouragement. I’ve seen it.”