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After his team had a busy weekend of drafting and trading, Oakland Raiders' Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will stop by to talk about it in a live chat, Tuesday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

  • NFL.com,

    NFL.com,

    Nnamdi is rolling in right now. He'll be with us in just a minute.
  • Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    what's up I'm here let's get to your questions. Also check out my foundation's Web site: Asomughafoundation.org
  • Casper Lopez, Weslaco, Texas

    3:37 PM ET

    How does the addition of Jason Cambell affect Jamarcus' future with the Raiders?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    That's yet to be determined. He's going to come in and have to compete for the job just like the rest of the QBs so I'm sure that will give JaMarcus some added fuel to his tank and hopefully bring out the best in him as a player.
  • Alan, Florida

    3:38 PM ET

    Last year the raiders had some success blitzing but got away from it; fans have been screaming for a more aggressive less vanilla style; do you see that coming this year.
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Not necessarily. I think it's going to depend on how well we can practice that stuff in camp and how confident the coaches are with that scheme. It's never really been something that we're heavy on, so I can't say that will change now.
  • Jason Z, Los Angeles

    3:42 PM ET

    Have you spoken to Kirk Morrison after his departure?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Ya I've spoken to him a little bit. He's excited about a fresh start. He's ready to get started with the season. I think it's going to be a good season for him.
  • Kevin T., NJ

    3:47 PM ET

    Hey Nnamdi. How do you feel you guys did in this years draft?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    I don't think you can say anythng negative about our draft this year, as much as people may want to. We drafted on a need basis only and we came out successful. We gopt the guys we wanted to get. Hopefully they come in with the right attitude and readyt to win games.
  • Mike Wolk, Mississauga Canada

    3:48 PM ET

    Who was your favorite player growing up?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    my favorite player of any sport was Magic Johnson. In football I liked a lot of people. Barry Sanders, Deion, Marcus Allen to name a few.
  • Revis Island, NY

    3:49 PM ET

    Nnamdi, do you think this year your D Coordinator will let you follow the oppositions #1 WR more often? instead of just leaving u on one side of the Field to get matched up with a WR the Offense doesnt throw to?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Well I did that last year, so I don't see any reason why ww won't do it again this year. There were certain situations where I didn't, but the majority of the time I did, especially when we were playing against a studf. That was my responsibility. But it didn't warrant the attention from QBs that we were hoping for.
  • Greg S., L.A.

    3:51 PM ET

    Who do you think is gonna win the NBA championship this year?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    without question the Lakers. Now we have a big gamne tonight and we're going to stop teasing the rest of the world and show what we can do.
  • EUGENE C, UNION, NJ

    3:52 PM ET

    Which colleges do you plan on taking kids to visit in this year's ACTS tour?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    We've already been to Washington D.C. last month. So far I've been to Atlanta, Boston, NY and DC. I haven't decided on a place for next year but I'm taking suggestions. YOu can learn more at Asomughafoundation.org.
  • Isse Nur, Minneapolis Minnesota

    3:54 PM ET

    Which one of the Raiders current receivers gives you the hardest time when covering them?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    They're all pretty good but I'm excited about our rookies from last year and seeing how well they've developed a year later. We're all hoping for a big year out of Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy.
  • Andrew, Prestwick, Scotland

    3:55 PM ET

    Hey Nnamdi, How frustrating is it when most quarterbacks generally don't throw in your direction? Wouldn't you prefer to have more opportunities to make plays? Thanks!
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Of course it gets frustrating. And you definitely want more opportunities to make plays. especially when you finish a play and you've got great position and you look back and the ball is not coming. That happens often. Hopefully I'll be able to be a little more involved this year in disrupting the offense and creating turnovers.
  • Jeff, Canada

    3:57 PM ET

    You and Revis are the best in the league at what you do...how do you manage to stay so humble?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    I take a lot of pride in my performance and preparation before games and I expect so much of myself. I think that's what allows me to play at the level that I play at and still keep a level head. I think any times that you've done the work beforehand, it allows youy to be more relaxed and you don't have to talk about it. You can just let it show on the field.
  • Bobby , PLANET ASOMUGHA

    3:59 PM ET

    Is it true that when WR come to visit Planet Asomugha, they never come back? I heard B-Marsh spent a week there and ended up on Revis Island.
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    That's the best question of the day. Hilarious and true.
  • JimBabwe, RaiderNation

    4:03 PM ET

    What the chances we make playoffs this year? Win,Lose,or Tie, Raider til I Die
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    I think we've got all the pieces in place. It's just going to take a matter of how well and how fast we can jell as a team. But we definitely can make the playoffs this year.
  • RaiderMattVA, Aylett, VA

    4:05 PM ET

    Nnamidi, do you have a favorite AFC West opponent to play and why?
    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    I hate playing the Broncos. Always have. They're probably my personal biggest rival.
  • Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

    Guys, wish I could answer all these questions, but I have to run to get ready for a show. Catch me on NFL Network all day. Around the League at 1:15 PT, Path to the Draft at 3 PT and Total Access at 4 PT. And don't forget to check out my foundation: Asomughafoundation.org. Thanks

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