New 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has spent the offseason working on his conditioning and learning Vic Fangio’s defense. Asomugha signed a one-year contract with the Niners after spending last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The cornerback is looking to redeem himself after not living up his big contract he signed with the Eagles. One way Asomugha will be able to regain his old form is by mastering the Niners defense. The transition seems to be going well. When talking about Fangio’s defense after a practice at OTAs, Asomugha said,
The adjustment hasn’t been that hard. This is a really solid defense all the way around,. Since everybody knows the defense, it’s really easy to communicate.
Anything I don’t get I can ask anybody on the defense and they pretty much have it down. It’s different when everyone has the defense down and one guy needs the answers and everyone can help him out. It’s not like everyone is trying to learn something new.
Asomugha has a huge opportunity to win a starting job at cornerback and prove his detractors wrong that he is washed up. With his intelligence and history of being a shutdown corner, I would not be surprised if he wins Comeback Player of Year in 2013.