They seemed to be loaded at the position.
There was one glaring problem, however. None of those players could tackle, according to a study by ProFootballFocus.com examining the best and worst tackling cornerbacks last season.
Asomugha missed 12 of his 52 tackle attempts in 2011, a percentage that ranked him 100th out of 101 cornerbacks. He missed a tackle every 4.3 attempts, a number "bested" only by the Redskins' Kevin Barnes (3.9).
Rogers-Cromartie wasn't much better, ranking 98th on the list. He had seven misses in 32 attempts, missing a tackle every 4.6 attempts. Even Samuel could be found at the bottom of this list, ranking 91st with a 5.3 tackle efficiency.
Plenty of factors went into the failure of the "Dream Team," but the collective whiffing of its vaunted secondary obviously played a role.