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Carlos Rogers embraces role in Redskins' 3-4 defense

Coach Mike Shanahan has had a positive influence on cornerback Carlos Rogers, who opened up about his improved outlook in the most recent On Football.

Rogers, beginning his sixth season with the Redskins and in the NFL, is excited about the team's 3-4 defense because "I'm a physical corner. I'm just not one who covers. I'll be able to mix it up and play different calls.

"This defense allows you to play, man ... play some of your zones and you can get a read on the quarterback. And I done gotten so many picks this whole training camp. It's just totally different."

Rogers impressed defensive backs coach Bob Slowik in their first meeting. "He's way more than I expected to be honest," Slowik said. "He's such a hard worker. He really goes into the room, the classroom, and prepares mentally.

"He comes on the field and works his butt off. He has a great attitude and always has a smile on his face. I think he's going to be a key, key component in the defense. He's going to make a lot of plays for us."

Likewise, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has high expectations for Rogers. "I'm a fan of Carlos Rogers," he said. "I think the guy's a tough individual. ... He's a great blitzer. I think he's got really good cover skills. He's got better ball skills than people give him credit for.

"I think he's a special type of guy. I can see why they drafted him in the first round. Here's a guy that's big, long, fast, tough. You don't find too many guys like that. I'm a fan of Carlos Rogers."

By Jason Reid  |  August 18, 2010; 6:08 AM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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FIRST to say Carlos has no choice but to embrace the 3-4 defense if he ever wants to make more than the veteran's minimum...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

New nick name for Rogers....

Catch 22.

A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain

Posted by: camp_fodder | August 18, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff c_f...I would have gone with Drop 22, but yours probably works better. Kinda like calling a tall guy "Tiny"...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

I hope CR22 has a good year this year...He's taken a lot of flak…Deservingly so but …

Posted by: camp_fodder | August 18, 2010 6:37 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood--While we were back on the last thread talking about "hating the wrong guy" Reid comes out with a Carlos post. This one will draw the flamers. Should be interesting to watch CR (Catch and Release) in a contract year.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 18, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

Geez, gotta love this headline in USAToday:

"Canned in Washington, Jim Zorn 'feels fortunate' to join Ravens"

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/ravens/2010-08-18-jim-zorn_N.htm

Um, yeah. After that "swinging gate" bullsh*t, he should 'feel fortunate' he's not a waterboy in the UFL...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 6:54 AM | Report abuse

Haha beep...Reid was right on cue with that one.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

Um, yeah. After that "swinging gate" bullsh*t, he should 'feel fortunate' he's not a waterboy in the UFL...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 6:54 AM

You've got to believe that when the Ravens coaches are drawing up their game plan they send Jim Zorn out for donuts -- "Yeah, Jim, take your time. Drive down to Washington. The Krispy Kremes are crispier and creamer down there. Thanks."

Posted by: beep-beep | August 18, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 7:19 AM | Report abuse

You've got to believe that when the Ravens coaches are drawing up their game plan they send Jim Zorn out for donuts -- "Yeah, Jim, take your time. Drive down to Washington. The Krispy Kremes are crispier and creamer down there. Thanks."

Posted by: beep-beep | August 18, 2010 6:59 AM


Right..."and by 'Washington' we don't mean D.C., we mean go back to Seattle and get a good mix of Krispy Kreme and the Top Pot donuts that Golden Tate can't seem to resist"...

Seriously...is there a more appropriate name for a football player caught stealing donuts than "Golden Tate"? I mean, that sounds like a brand of donut itself...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 18, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

"And I done gotten so many picks this whole training camp." - Carlos Rogers

Well, the grammar needs a little work but I have heard several times that Carlos is getting picks in camp. Hopefully, that will translate into picks in the regular season. I would really like to see what he can do on a blitz. Haslett must be remembering Rod Woodson blitzing from the corner position - a play that the Steelers ran frequently with great success.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 18, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and BTW - has anyone heard anything on Marko Mitchell lately?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 18, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

I think I'm hoping the Ravens serve the Redskins a large (injury-free) slice of humble pie Saturday night. Pre Season Week 2 is the perfect time for it. A team with this many veterans will put it in the right perspective and use it as fuel for the fire for the 3 weeks leading up to September 12. If whipping the Bills was good for confidence, having the tables turned on them this week could be even more helpful.

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 18, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

carlos is a solid if not all pro corner. what hurt him was the bad coaching the skins had the last few years. when williams was here he played very well. look for los to have an outstanding year and be one of the best to put on a skins uniform..

Posted by: cboyhater | August 18, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

If anyone remember those Gregg Williams years, 'Los & Springs were a pretty good pair. During that time, Springs led one year in cornerback sacks while 'Los shut down Terrell Owens. He was real good under Williams, but had that bad rep because of the dropped interceptions, but he was in place to make 'em, which is way better than the receivers blowing past for easy td's. Then he blew his leg out, came back strong, but the defensive scheme wasn't helping him under Blache. So if "Los 22 comes back to form, this could be his year.

Posted by: QSkinzfan | August 18, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Carlos (aka, Hands of Stone) will drop the first two interceptions that hit those hands. Catching interceptions in practice is different than in a real game. Just cover and tackle dude. Nobody will mistake you for a guy who can catch in the clutch.

Posted by: jfoster13 | August 18, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

"He's got better ball skills than people give him credit for."


- He HAS TO! We give him NO credit, so there's no where to go but up.

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I think I'm hoping the Ravens serve the Redskins a large (injury-free) slice of humble pie Saturday night. Pre Season Week 2 is the perfect time for it. A team with this many veterans will put it in the right perspective and use it as fuel for the fire for the 3 weeks leading up to September 12. If whipping the Bills was good for confidence, having the tables turned on them this week could be even more helpful.

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 18, 2010 7:41 AM |

Co-sign. This team has a history of complacency. Let's keep them grounded and working hard.

Posted by: edvar | August 18, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Rogers will shut a lot of people up this year. I'm looking forward to him, Moore, and Landry all thriving in the new dynamic defensive scheme. This secondary has all the talent to be elite, hopefully the defensive scheme puts them in place to be that way.

Posted by: psps23 | August 18, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Rogers will shut a lot of people up this year. I'm looking forward to him, Moore, and Landry all thriving in the new dynamic defensive scheme. This secondary has all the talent to be elite, hopefully the defensive scheme puts them in place to be that way.

Posted by: psps23 | August 18, 2010 9:47 AM |

Again, co-sign. Hope you are right.

Posted by: edvar | August 18, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

so glad they keepin los, too many people get on him for not getting picks, but he is lock down fo sho

Posted by: BMACattack | August 18, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Catch 22.

A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain

Posted by: camp_fodder | August 18, 2010 6:22 AM
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Allow me to complete the definition...

.....because of a set of inherently illogical rules.

you shouldn't give half definitions...it always sounds untruthful..

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: cboyhater | August 18, 2010 8:56 AM

Posted by: QSkinzfan | August 18, 2010 9:30 AM

Posted by: psps23 | August 18, 2010 9:47 AM

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agreed on all these...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 18, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Now if only CR could embrace a football better than I was able to at 7 years old...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | August 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

he is lock down fo sho

Posted by: BMACattack
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I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | August 18, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

You've got to believe that when the Ravens coaches are drawing up their game plan they send Jim Zorn out for donuts -- "Yeah, Jim, take your time. Drive down to Washington. The Krispy Kremes are crispier and creamer down there. Thanks."

Posted by: beep-beep | August 18, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse


I was having a bad day until I read this...HAHAHA! tnx.

Posted by: taylormade218 | August 18, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

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