This is definitely the big one for me. When the Eagles made the trade to get Rodgers-Cromartie, it seemed like they'd be all set at corner. There were free agents remaining out there, including Nnamdi Asomugha, but it just didn't seem like a possibility at all.
Apparently, it was. Quite frankly, I'll never forget the night they signed Asomugha. It was so out of the blue and so exciting. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who will remember it down the road.
Although when it happened, you had to consider the fact that the Eagles went from having a hole at a position to having a crowd. It wasn't an awful problem to have, but you had to at least consider the fact that they couldn't keep all three.
Immediately after the Asomugha signing, the rumors started to circle about the Eagles trading Samuel. There were different scenarios given involving both players and draft picks.
However, how many times have you heard the NFL being referred to as a quarterback's league? Why is it called that? It's not because they have a God-given talent to turn around and hand the ball off. It's because of their ability to throw the football.
So how can a defense be successful in a quarterback's league? You protect against the pass. With Samuel staying in Philadelphia, the Eagles have an incredible trio of corners. It's a trio that should give quarterbacks nightmares. So please, quarterbacks, try to throw on us.