These rankings are retarded. You should watch the players play. You can't judge anybody by their stats, thats just stupid. So many different things have to be considered, like pass rush, scheme and all that stuff. That's like judging a MLB by their amount of tackles and whoever has the most tackles must be the best MLB.
There's 3 Raiders in the top 11. Nnamdi is hands-down #1, but Chris Johnson and Stanford Routt? No. No chance.
Raiders don't lose that much from N Asomugha to Chris Johnson and Stanford Routt. All three excel at playing man to man on the outside. The problem is all three of the CBs aren't as comfortable playing inside against slot reciever. When you are talking about starting them on the outside and all those Cbs are that good.
No they don't, but they can be very misleading at times.
Revis is one man covering one receiver. The safeties and other cornerbacks, not to mention other players assigned to coverage, did a HORRIBLE job this year. They more than made up for Revis having a good year.
Chris McAlister didn't make the list... he's 31 but when healthy he's still got it IMO.
Will oakland franchise Asomugha again?
Without a doubt N Asomugha will be franchiused again. The question is will they trade him.( they are going to have to get a really great offer to do it)
Wouldn't supprise me either if the raiders dropped the franchise tag and hit him with the transitional tag(right to match) There is no way they don't match any offer he recieves. Sorta what happen with Tim Brown(signed a big contract with Denver with poison pills that would make it difficulty for Raiders to match) Raiders matched and Denver did all the dirty work.
lowery got burned deep soooo many times this year....he made some big plays in the beginning of the season, but he ended up getting beat for 8 TDs...he has a lotttt of work to do...very reliable tackler, but struggled throughout the year...hopefully rex can put him in good situations where he can succeed