- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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This idea of the Philadelphia Eagles landing Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie may have shocked most NFL observers, but the NFC East blog has some wise and astute readers, and there's one out there for whom the move Friday didn't come as a complete surprise.
You may or may not remember this item from last weekend's NFC East mailbag:
Jarrett from Dallas (who's an Eagles fan) wonders if acquiring Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kevin Kolb would take the Eagles out of the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, or if they'd play Rodgers-Cromartie in the nickel: "Having DRC, Nnamdi, and Asante Samuel would arguably give the Eagles the best secondary in the league, and those three would take major loads off of the young safeties' backs."
DG: Very interesting point, Jarrett. I hadn't thought of that. I guess I'd been assuming that, if they got a starting corner for Kolb, they'd be out on Nnamdi. But you make some sense. The vibe coming out of Philly is that the defense will be more front-four focused in 2011, and that that's one of the reasons they're going young at safety. But we really don't know what Andy Reid has planned, and he has surprised us in the past.
Man, am I glad I took that guy seriously! Nice job, Jarrett. You're a visionary.
(Incidentally, you should click on that mailbag link. Had some prescient stuff in there. If Shaun O'Hara had read it, for instance, he might not have been so surprised when the Giants cut him. Just sayin'.)