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Eagles Nnamdi Asomugha Blames Changing Time Zones For His Poor Play

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Wait…………..

What………….

Nnamdi is a pretty peculiar guy, but this might be the worst excuse for poor play I have ever heard.

But he’s also struggling with his adjustment to a new time zone and with living in a different part of the country, and you have to wonder if that’s the reason Asomugha is missing tackles and allowing more receivers to beat him for catches? Could be.

“Here, things aren’t as familiar,” Asomugha said, via CSN Bay Area. “The biggest reason is because when I got here, we went straight into football. I didn’t get here in March, so I didn’t have months to get acclimated. It’s the end of September and I’m still getting acclimated to the area and just using my down time to familiarize myself with the East Coast and with football out here.”

I hate excuses. Nnamdi has been in Philly since late July, it is almost October don’t serve us BS and act like it is top sirloin.

Just man up, say you are struggling a bit and you are working hard to correct it. I am always leery of players who find obscure excuses for poor play, because they are shifting blame off themselves to others.  That is always a red flag.

I understand Nnamdi is in a new defense and in the spotlight, but the time zones have nothing to do with it. If the time zone is enough to throw a supposedly All-Pro player off his game, what does that say about Nnamdi?

Just do better.

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  1. LB says:

    Good lawd…will somebody please tell these guys to just shut up and play the game…..

  2. Brian O says:

    That quote was totally taken out of context. Here’s the original exchange:

    http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/2011/09/inside-the-49ers/nnamdi-asomugha-qa/

    Q: What’s been the biggest change of lifestyle?

    ASOMUGHA: You go from a place that you’ve been pretty much your whole life and everything is familiar to you, you pretty much have everything taken care of, whether it’s Southern California or Northern California. There’s no questions. You know enough people or enough places. You know your way around. Over here things aren’t as familiar, and I think the biggest reason is because when I got here we went straight into football. I didn’t get here in March where I had some months to kind of get acclimated and everything like that. We went straight in. It’s the end of September and I’m still getting acclimated to the area and everything and just using my down time to familiarize myself with football out here.

  3. Fat Boy Slim says:

    Oh Oh…C’mon now BSO! The reason I like your site is the fact the you tell the facts and do not sensationalize the story to make headlines. In reading the whole answer it doesn’t seem like he was making excuses for his poor play! As many times you go in on MTO, don’t start stooping to that level!

  4. Damon says:

    It doesn’t seem like an excuse. he was asked what’s the biggest lifestyle change. And he gave a true answer. It’s not an excuse. Add in the fact it’s a new defense and all new teammates, you would struggle. I know when I went to Europe to live, it took me about 4 to 5 months to get acclimated to living there.

  5. Brian O says:

    You should at least post the entire exchange and not just that particular snipped that was framed in a misleading way by that author.

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