Hypothetical Interview with Nnamdi Asomugha

T.R. TaylorCorrespondent IMay 12, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game against the San Diego Chargers on September 28, 2008 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

I could probably ask Nnamdi Asomugha questions all day long if he would let me, but I'm only going to do 10 questions for this hypothetical interview.

1. You completely shut down the league's best receivers on a weekly basis. Last year you were thrown at 29 times and allowed just nine receptions. What is it that makes you so dominant on the field?

2. What you do on the field is one thing. What you do off the field is another. You recently organized, financed, and chaperoned a trip to New England for 10 Oakland teenagers to visit Harvard, MIT, and other colleges. What motivates you to work as hard for the community off the field as you do for the Raiders on the field?

3. You're a master of bump-and-run coverage. Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who played that style of coverage throughout his career and is often credited with inventing it, is an assistant coach for the Raiders. What kind of influence has he had on your career?

4. Chris Johnson came out of no where last year and played very well. What's it like having him on the opposite side of the field and why do you think he bloomed so late in his career?

5. Who is your favorite player to cover and why?

6. The Raiders finished second to last in run defense last year. What does the team need to do to improve that?

7. What's it like working for the man behind the shield, Al Davis?

8. How do you like having Tom Cable as a head coach and what changes has he brought to the team?

9. I hate to bring up bad memories, but last year brought a lot of drama to the team. Javon Walker had his incident in Las Vegas, Lane Kiffin was fired after four games, and DeAngelo Hall was released after eight games. How did the team deal with all of that during the season?

10. It's still early in the offseason and you just finished your first mini camp, but how does the team look so far and what are your expectations for this season?

Thank you for your time and good luck this season!


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