By season's end, however, coordinator Juan Castillo oversaw an improved defensive unit that allowed just 11.5 points per game down the stretch.
With a full offseason at his disposal, Asomugha migrated east from his California home to work out with teammates at the Eagles' NovaCare Complex. He believes this will lead to big things.
"We've had what it takes, it's about coming together as a team, being able to work together, being cohesive," Asomugha told the team's official website this week. "That's the stuff that we are working toward. ... That's been the goal, just build off the way that we ended the season and looking forward to the things that we can do this year. I think everybody's pretty excited about it."
Either that or we're falling for the same trick all over again.