Monday, August 12, 2013

Asomugha still confident in his skills


Earlier this month, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said “the jury is still out” on veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

But Asomugha himself has a different opinion, saying he doesn’t think he’s fallen off from a physical standpoint.

“I’ve been out there making plays and doing a lot of the things that I know I can do,” Asomugha said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “So my confidence is in a good place. . . .

“I’m highly critical of myself – highly, highly critical of myself. So there’s not much that someone else might say that makes me feel like I need to be motivated in a different way. Like I said, I’m a self-motivated guy. And I’m probably saying worse [things] than the next guy’s saying anyway.”

Despite his high profile and former big-money contracts, Asomugha is effectively a no-lose proposition for the 49ers. With no guaranteed money, there’s no financial cost to cut him, and if he can get back to his pre-Eagles form, they will have found a bargain.

He’s working as a starter at the moment because of some injuries, but if he can keep his confidence, he should still be able to help a defense.

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