The move to snag Asomugha from underneath the likes of the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys was cold-blooded. Eagles team president Joe Banner might intimidate Suge Knight right now (and anybody who has ever seen Banner knows what a long shot that is). The Eagles didn’t just send a shot across the bow at the rest of the NFL, they sent 31 blasts at each opponent.
Some people may gripe about the lack of pass rushing in Philadelphia. It’s a hollow claim since Philly’s trio of corners could make anyone on the defensive front look great.
The Eagles got the best player in free agency (Asomugha) and got the cornerback with the best footwork in the game (Rodgers-Cromartie). At a time when the NFL is increasingly a glorified version of a 7-on-7 drill, the Eagles can now match up with an advantage on every receiver, even when opponents go to four- and five-receiver sets.
The Eagles will suffocate people, taking away the bread and butter from Green Bay, Dallas, New England and Indianapolis. Sure, some of you Xs and Os experts will say, "Just run on them." With the high-octane offense led by Michael Vick(notes) and DeSean Jackson(notes) (once his contract gets settled) on the other side, good luck with that strategy. Furthermore, the Eagles have a stout front, so just trying to grind them isn’t easy.