OAKLAND CA - OCTOBER 3: Defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders breaks up a pass to wide receiver Kevin Walter #83 of the Houston Texans during an NFL football game October 3 2010 at The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland California. The Texans won the game 31-24. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Apparently hope and positive thinking is not restricted to us here at Silver and Black Pride. Last week we had a poll designed to gauge our thoughts of Nnamdi returning to the Raiders. As I type, the poll has 58 percent of us thinking Nnamdi will return.
Well, the Houston Texans' Battle Red Blog has a poll asking its readers where they think Nnamdi will play in 2011. 52 percent (from the moment I typed this) have him going to the Texans. That makes the Texans the runaway leaders. The Eagles are second with 14 percent. The Raiders are gaining just 3 percent of the votes.
I really hope their majority is wrong. I don't want Nnamdi to play on the Texans. The Raiders play the Texans in 2011, and they somehow end up playing them every year. It is like the Texans are a de facto AFC West team.
I can't imagine what the Raiders offense would look like if Nnam was shutting down DHB all game. I don't think the offense could function.