The San Francisco 49ers brought in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason to fight for a roster spot. The 10 year veteran earned his spot on the roster with his play. Head coach Jim Harbaugh also sees Asomugha as a team leader and asked him to address the team as training camp wound down.
“I told the guys, you hear a lot of times, ‘I thought I did well and coach didn’t say anything to me.’ Or ‘A coach only has negative things to say to me,’” Asomugha said, via CSN Bay Area. “I was just telling the guys to stay focused and to appreciate the little success you have each day. It was just something to get them going and keep them hungry, not always look for the pat on the back.”
Asomugha appreciated the nod from his head coach.
“Any time coach puts the spotlight on you, it’s a good thing,” Asomugha said. “I take it as a positive.”
In Sunday’s preseason game Asomugha was the third cornerback on their depth chart but that still doesn’t mean he has earned that role.
“There’s quite a bit of competition still there,” Harbuagh said.