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Wednesday June 6th, 2012

Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha says the team's 8-8 record last season was unacceptable. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was used to mediocrity while toiling for eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders.  Now that he is with the Eagles and the talent that surrounds him, he says that is simply unacceptable and compared the two franchises in an interview with radio station WIP in Philadelphia. The Eagles finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

"It's true. The 8-8 in Oakland? We were perennially the last team in the AFC West," he said. "We would win maybe two games a year or four games a year. When we got to 8-8 and it was like, 'Wow!' There is so much improvement. You're not excited you didn't make the playoffs, but you're excited that we were moving in the right direction."

Asomugha said the 8-8 record the Eagles had last season should not be the mentality of the team. "8-8 should always be we are playing below where we should be playing. Out here that is the mentality. 8-8 shouldn't be anywhere near what we are thinking." Asomugha, a two-time first-team All-Pro, had 40 tackles and three interceptions last season.

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