Nnamdi Asomugha spent eight seasons in Oakland and the best record he had to show for it was 8-8. He never suited up in a playoff game for the Silver & Black and departed before the 2011 season to join the Eagles, a team many considered to be a Super Bowl contender.
What happened? The Eagles crashed and finished 8-8. So, does mediocrity feel different from the Raiders to the Eagles? He spoke with Sportsradio 94 WIP in Philadelphia recently and touched on that topic in a wide-ranging interview.
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Q: We read some quotes where you compared the difference of being 8-8 in Oakland compared to being 8-8 in Philadelphia?
A: Its true. The 8-8 in Oakland? We were perennially the last team in the AFC West. We would win maybe two games a year or four games a year. When we got to 8-8 and it was like wow! There is so much improvement. Youre not excited you didnt make the playoffs, but youre excited that we were moving in the right direction. I love how different that is over here because 8-8 is not acceptable. It doesnt matter where you have come from. 8-8 should always be we are playing below where we should be playing. Out here that is the mentality. 8-8 shouldnt be anywhere near what we are thinking. That was great.
Q: Did you have fun playing last year? Was there ever a point in time where you may have regretted making the decision to play for the Eagles?
A: No. No. No. I definitely had fun. There were definitely times where it was tough. Its not like its non-stop fun, but we had some games in there where they were won by a considerable amount. In the NFL that is 10 points or more. We had some of those games. That was the most fun we had all year. We definitely had those great moments. We had the moments of tough times and things, but the fun part of it was never lost.