Jets trying to land Nnamdi Asomugha

By Marc A. Greenberg

With the signing of Santonio Holmes, the New York Jets have a game breaker on offense.

With the potential signing of Nnamdi Asomugha, the New York Jets hope they don’t need to rely on Holmes to win games.

We have spoken all along about the creativity of Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum.  Now we get to see his mind at work, and how to fit Asomugha and his contract into a Jets jersey.  The NFL Network reported the Jets are willing to give Asomugha $12 million per year. Coming off a three year, $45.3 contract with the Oakland Raiders, Asomugha will have to take a pay cut to play in NY.

While not permitted to discuss either Asomugha because he is not under contract, Jets head coach Rex Ryan acknowledged the importance of  cornerbacks in his 3-4 defense.  “I think corners is a huge priority for our football team because we do play  so much man coverage,” Ryan said. “You’ve got to be able to hold up in our  system. I have a theory that you lose games fastest at quarterback and cornerback so you better make sure you have some corners that can cover some  people.”

“Our pass defense is going to be sky-high,” CB Darrelle Revis said. “You’re going to have  teams that have to game plan on two great corners. It’s going to be a challenge  for offenses . . . to throw on us.”