Nnamdi Asomugha was a recent guest of the Rich Eisen podcast and whenever Nnamdi speaks it's pretty interesting to listen to. Eisen asked a lot about what happened last year and Nnamdi put a lot of the struggles he and the defense had on unfamiliarity. He says more than one time that the team "didn't know each other."
He also talked about his own unfamiliarity with the scheme and hinted that the way they wanted to change his technique led to him thinking too much.
"You never want to have to be on the field thinking at the cornerback position and last year there was much more thinking than I'd had in several years," Asomugha explained. "In Oakland it was simple. You go out and play man to man and every once in a while we'd sprinkle something in, but it was a defense I'd been in for 8 years.
He mentioned that a big part of his preparation is tape study, but as he had to spend more and more time studying technique... his team learning the playbook and the opponents was cut down.
And of course, no discussion of the Eagles' 2011 season is complete with a question about "Dream Team."
"It was such a throwaway line and Vince was so upset that that happened. Talking to him about it, he felt he had put something on us that we didn't want and it wasn't it his fault."
Here's the full video.