"I think it's huge," he said. "I think the comfort level is huge just knowing who your teammates are, just going into practice as opposed to going into games and not really knowing - obviously you know a guy's name, but not really knowing how they play. So I know these guys now, I know them much better, they know me, so we know what works and what doesn't work."
About defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, Asomugha said
"He's doing less and ... his thoughts are more refined," said Asomugha of Castillo. "He's been through it. He's seasoned now, so it's not as much testing the waters or seeing what plays work and what players work, he already has that stuff down. So now it's just fine-tuning everything."
No matter what he thinks of the Eagles defense going into the 2012 season, Asomugha isn't going to make any preseason predictions.
"There was no talk last year, but we understand how it works," said Asomugha. "I think the less we say and the more we play, obviously the better off we'll be because there are going to be people who aren't expecting a lot, there's people that are expecting a lot; those are things that we can't control. So when we don't say much and we just go out and focus and do our job, I think it helps out a lot."
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