Asomugha said he isn’t sure the corners will play strictly man, but he does think that if they play zone, it will be a type of zone most players are familiar with.
“There were more unique types of coverages that we were doing last year,” Asomugha said, struggling to put it diplomatically. Remember, he is the guy who told us toward the end of last season that one of the struggles the Eagles went through was Castillo learning what could actually work in the NFL. Now, Asomugha said, “even if you came from college or from a different team, there are similarities with the stuff we’re doing now that you might have done there, whereas last year, there weren’t many.”
Just how screwed up were the coverages last year that a three-time Pro Bowler had trouble mastering them?
On a related note, from Jeff McLane:
“And Asante would basically be my coach and Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie’s] coach throughout the week,” Asomugha said. “There were certain things that I would be like, ‘Oh, OK, so we’re going to play this way,’ and it was the way that he would play it, which is a softer-type of reading game. And he’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s not easy.’ “