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Carlos Rogers wants picks, but not at all costs

Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers is scarcely in denial. He seems to understand that the first step to curing a problem is admitting you have one. His problem: He can't catch interceptions. The solution? At this point, in his sixth season in the NFL, he simply wants to make sure the drops don't affect him from doing the rest of his job.

"I sit and think about it: 'Man I should have had them picks,'" Rogers said Wednesday, three days after he dropped a pair of potential interceptions that might have altered the course of a 27-24 loss to Indianapolis. "Should have had four or five, pretty much probably leading the league or at the top. But my main thing is: I'm not going to get myself down because somebody outside of here -- or whoever -- talk about Carlos dropping picks...

"My main thing: I'd rather cover my man, cover the top receiver, lock him down, not let him catch the ball." Rogers said that if he did not successfully cover his man, even if he picks off a pass in the same game, "that's not going to sit well with me."

A year after he was benched by then-defensive coordinator Greg Blache for repeatedly biting on double moves by receivers, Rogers is excelling in coverage in the scheme of new coordinator Jim Haslett. After being credited with 12 passes defended a year ago, he already has nine this season - to go with one interception, which came on a tipped ball that he juggled into his arms.

But his performance against the Colts - when he appeared to catch one interception, only to have the ball jarred loose by the ground, and then nearly took another away from tight end Dallas Clark before it, too, fell away - further cemented his reputation as a player who simply can't catch the ball. For his career, Rogers has seven interceptions, but has been credited with 70 pass breakups.

"I'm breaking them up. I'm dropping them, yeah. When I catch them, it's going to turn around. It's going to be something big. But I don't sit there and get myself down on that. Just continue to work, continue to catch. When I catch them I catch them. [When] I don't, I'm not going to sit there and go in my bed and just crawl and pout about it."

Rogers spoke at length with the media about the issue Wednesday, ducking no questions. He clearly would like to find a solution. In years past, he has tried catching extra balls after practice. He said he planned to ask Coach Mike Shanahan later Wednesday what he might do to better secure the ball.

"I'm just going to continue to work, man," Rogers said. "If I catch 'em, I catch 'em. If I don't, I'm going to be mad. I'm still upset. It's not that I'm just blowing it off. But I'm not going to get myself down where I just get myself out of the element of my game and worry about, 'Make sure I catch this interception,' but I keep giving up first downs. I don't like guys catching the ball on me period."

By Barry Svrluga  | October 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Your hands are made of stone, that's why you can't intercept passes. Kinda like I want Megan Fox naked on a water bed, ain't happening cause I'm poor as sh*t.

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine. JUGGS machine.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 20, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I agree it's more important to keep the receiver from catching the ball, but an int once in a while is a real game changer.

Posted by: wireman65 | October 20, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Picks would be icing on the cake, at least there's cake.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 20, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan was p.o.'d about the dropped balls at half time of that game. That just might have sealed CR's fate with the Redskins. I agree with the article that the guy has been playing well in most every other aspect of the game, but, man, there is some heartbreak in those dropped balls. No one has been able to unlock his problem, so I am thinking he will just keep dropping balls. It could be that the Redskins will be starting two different corners next season because D. Hall doesn't really fit the scheme and Rogers can't hold on to those interceptions.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 20, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

7 picks in 6 years.WTF.That is all.

Posted by: smittdiddy | October 20, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

That's funny. The thread title suggests that "DoubleMove" is making an informed and deliberate decision to consider NOT MAKING AN INT to be the appropriate move in certain situations.

Man, I guess that means that only a few times in his career has he been in a situation where picking off the ball was the right thing to do.

What a cerebral approach to the game.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 20, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

12 break ups this season and 1 pick, that's purdy darn good

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 20, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Dropping as many balls as CR22 is not a problem of technique, it's a problem of psyche.

Dude needs to talk to a shrink or a hypnotist. He's got a serious mental block.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 20, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers want picks, but not at all costs

By Barry Svrluga | October 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET

I'd be willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

My bad, same old brainiac! I respect you for having your opinion and sticking with it though.

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Indy game surprised me a bit. I thought get 92, 52, and 26 involved you might have something.

But, this team will have to win in the 2nd half of the season to really impress ( and extend new soup). The frerotte-skins and zorn-skins started strong but ultimately sucked

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 20, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

In a way I'm kinda glad some of these guys went down. We all kinda expect this to be Portis' last year, so it's nice to see Torain get the workload. Rocky may or may not resign with us, do we have someone else there now that can step in? Probably not Blades, maybe Riley or Henson next year. And Haynesworth, the dude's brother just died. I totally understand him not playing, his head might not have been there anyway. Even without those guys we had a chance at the end and we blew it!

The 2nd half of the year looks easier schedule wise than the first half, but we need to win the next 2 and go into the bye 5-3 just in case we turn out like those other teams did.

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I'll take a cover guy who can tackle who can't catch over a guy who can't tackle every time.

Kareem Moore and Dangelo hall

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 20, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey - if he could catch, he would be making the big $$ at receiver...

Just play smart D. That is all.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 20, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Disclaimer- I've been as down on 92 as most. But let's face facts- we kinda need him to get back to his old form. Dead last in yards allowed/game and 14th in points - we are a completely average defense. Mediocrity on D does not typically square with playoff aspirations. Orakpo is well on his way to being an elite OLB/DE, Landry has taken the next step to Pro Bowl caliber SS, and we have an excellent ILB in 59. But we do not have an impact D-lineman without Haynesworth (Rak technically an LB). We decided not to trade him. Let's hope he can refocus and be somewhere close to his old form. Even at 80%, he's probably our best option. I know it sucks to have to rely on a guy that hasn't shown a lot of heart and that you don't like, but bottom line is we are not likely to make a playoff push without our best lineman ballin out.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers want picks, but not at all costs

By Barry Svrluga | October 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET

I'd be willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure he won't have any problems with that at all!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for the draft!!! But when we draft guys who just aren't producing then I'm hurt.
2008 top 3, DT FD, MK, honestly FD is a star in waiting. The other two jury still out.
We need more top end draft picks. And some free agents!
Free agent pick ups- WR (VJ83) DE OG
Draft pick ups- WR, NT, C, DE, OG, RB
Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 12:59 PM
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Repost!!!

Also those dropped pics are on drives where the other team scores points. Totally wasted oppurtunities. One of those three potentiak INTs coulda swung the game to us.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse


talk about denial, it's no wonder this team sucks. no doubt that it starts at the top and trickles down to the water boy. her ya go:

Jerry Jones spoke to KRLD-FM on Tuesday. Some highlights:

On what he is feeling now that the Cowboys are 1-4:

Well as improbable as it was to think that after five games we would have one win, and it was improbable, if you really look at how we got here, we had to have some bad luck to do it. Just as improbable, you can do the things that we need to do to get back in this hunt, which is reel off six or seven ball games in a row, and we've got to start against New York. That's the way this thing is, a lot of people say 'you are what you are,' when you look at 1-4. We are not that.

Our team is doing some very good things, if we start eliminating some things that are actually costing us these ball games, which we can do. It's not a question of dreaming of a player that we don't have or overcoming injuries that we don't have. We've got most of our team out there in good health and we've got a good chance to turn this thing around.

Posted by: hessone | October 20, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I'd be willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure he won't have any problems with that at all!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:06 PM

Come on monk...what ever happened to taking one for the team!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

It must be part of some elaborate practical joke. Either someone has been greasing his gloves or he has got some sort of bet going on with his friends on how long he can keep this up.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | October 20, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

It's not like this should be a surprise to anybody. He's a good cover guy and has been having a good year.

In all this long conversation he had with the media, did anyone ever ask what he's been doing to improve, besides "work"? Nice how he's "planning" to ask Shanahan what he can do about it. I guess the coach talks to his defensive players on Thursdays at 3? Something like that?

Why the heck does he have to ask Shanahan? He's the head coach for Pete's sake. Why not ask his POSITION coach, Bob Slowik? Or maybe Keenan McCardell?

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Two thoughts-

1) Carlos is having a solid season. But if he wants to be an "very good" corner as opposed to a "solid corner", he needs to make plays when they present themselves. I'm not callin him a bum, but he needs to dedicate himself to working on his catching ability. Jugs machine like Alan said- what str8 man doesn't like jugs?

2) I hate to say this, but reports of Dallas' demise have been greatly exaggerated. If they lose to the Gints at home, you can pretty well stick a fork in them. BUt for all their bumbling, which I love watching, they are too talented to write off just yet

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Come on monk...what ever happened to taking one for the team!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

You're right, I'M being selfish.

Let's see, the positives are more interceptions, maybe winning more games.
Negatives, burning forever in a lake of fire.

Screw it, forever ain't that long, and he could probably play another 10 years. Sounds worth it to me PA, get right on it!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

^21^

Shutdown corner like I tell the HATERS. SUREEEEEEE he can't catch the ball but neither does the receiver.

BASIC JOB FUNCTIONS FOR ALL CONFUSED NON FOOTBALL PLAYERS:

WR - To catch the ball. Blocking is a plus.

CB - To stop the WR from catching the ball. Interceptions are a plus.

Carlos does't get beat like Mr. "I'm the man" D. HALL.

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: blogger421 | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Rogers to Shanahan: Coach, is there something I can do to stop dropping all of those dang interceptions?

Shanahan: Carlos, I am no expert, but I suggest not spraying Pam cooking spray on your hands before the game.

Rogers: Gee, coach, you're pretty smart. I'll try that.

I don't know what Rogers uses on his hands, but if you could patent that stuff you'd make a fortune in the cooking spray industry....

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: blogger421 | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: blogger421 | October 20, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

"Carlos Rogers wants picks, but not at all costs"

By Barry Svrluga | October 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET

Here's an idea for the next couple of posts..

"Deangelo Hall wants to cover and tackle, but couldn't cover his shadow or tackle his sister."

"Kareem Moore wants to catch, cover, take a proper angle, and tackle, but can't."

Yes CR22's drops are daggars but at least he's in position to make a play while Dhall and Kareem Moore are killing us with coverage and tackling.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 20, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Disclaimer- I've been as down on 92 as most. But let's face facts- we kinda need him to get back to his old form. Dead last in yards allowed/game and 14th in points - we are a completely average defense. Mediocrity on D does not typically square with playoff aspirations. Orakpo is well on his way to being an elite OLB/DE, Landry has taken the next step to Pro Bowl caliber SS, and we have an excellent ILB in 59. But we do not have an impact D-lineman without Haynesworth (Rak technically an LB). We decided not to trade him. Let's hope he can refocus and be somewhere close to his old form. Even at 80%, he's probably our best option. I know it sucks to have to rely on a guy that hasn't shown a lot of heart and that you don't like, but bottom line is we are not likely to make a playoff push without our best lineman ballin out.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse


I'll grant you that- 23 is probably the most overrated CB in the league. Maybe he's not even overrated anymore...just overpaid. Props to him and his agent for being over to pull the wool over Oakland and SKins' eyes tho. How much guranteed loot had he swindled from us and them? $50-60 million? In that sense he's All Pro.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Disclaimer- I've been as down on 92 as most. But let's face facts- we kinda need him to get back to his old form. Dead last in yards allowed/game and 14th in points - we are a completely average defense. Mediocrity on D does not typically square with playoff aspirations. Orakpo is well on his way to being an elite OLB/DE, Landry has taken the next step to Pro Bowl caliber SS, and we have an excellent ILB in 59. But we do not have an impact D-lineman without Haynesworth (Rak technically an LB). We decided not to trade him. Let's hope he can refocus and be somewhere close to his old form. Even at 80%, he's probably our best option. I know it sucks to have to rely on a guy that hasn't shown a lot of heart and that you don't like, but bottom line is we are not likely to make a playoff push without our best lineman ballin out.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse


I'll grant you that- 23 is probably the most overrated CB in the league. Maybe he's not even overrated anymore...just overpaid. Props to him and his agent for being over to pull the wool over Oakland and SKins' eyes tho. How much guranteed loot had he swindled from us and them? $50-60 million? In that sense he's All Pro.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 20, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

^21^

Shutdown(lol) corner like I tell the HATERS. Carlos doesn't get beat like Mr. "I'm the man" D. HALL.

BASIC JOB FUNCTIONS FOR ALL NON FOOTBALL PLAYING POSTERS:

WR - To catch the ball. Blocking is a plus.

CB - To stop the WR from catching the ball. Interceptions are a plus.

That's the bell. You can go now.....

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

You're right, I'M being selfish.

Let's see, the positives are more interceptions, maybe winning more games.
Negatives, burning forever in a lake of fire.

Screw it, forever ain't that long, and he could probably play another 10 years. Sounds worth it to me PA, get right on it!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:16 PM

Hahaha...I'll see if Vinny is available to broker the deal for Carlos...may not happen til after the bye...I hear Jerry Jones has satan all tied up at the moment.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

^21^

Sorry for the double post guys. Darn WAPO got me again.

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

The balls that are clearly hitting him in the hands, he has to catch those. He can keep doing what he's doing, because he's been in the right position to make the interception and not just a pass defensed.

I'm tired of the excuse, well that's why he's a DB instead of WR.

Posted by: arjefferson | October 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope Poopy is alright...

Poopy sent this to me just a minute ago hoping it'll satisfy his fans/friends:

I rushed to get where I am and now sit broken-hearted.

I paid my dime.

And I only farted.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Did this dude NOT play any offense in his pee wee or high school career?

You see when the guy gets his hands on the passes he panics to gain control. i don't know if he is rushing or lacks confidence in his ability to catch. He's pressing trying to grab the ball versus using his hands, arm and body to gain control. He obviously is not a natural to catching the ball. But, he is a solid NFL DB. there's no doubt about that.

Posted by: simplewords999 | October 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I loved this Jones-ism:
" It's not a question of dreaming of a player that we don't have or overcoming injuries that we don't have "

Jerry was dreaming of Dez, so he got that part right. But overcoming injuries you don't have? What kind of metaphysical mumbo-jumbo is that?

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Hahaha...I'll see if Vinny is available to broker the deal for Carlos...may not happen til after the bye...I hear Jerry Jones has satan all tied up at the moment.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 20, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Satan sure knows how to wait! I thought for sure he would have collected Jerry's soul a long time ago, you know, that whole 'soul in exchange for 3 SB's' business.

I don't think you should contact Vinny. Word on the street is that Satan never did business with Vinny cause, and I quote, "everything he touches turns to sh*t!" Imagine that, Vinny going to Hell and f*cking up everything down there! I guess that explains why we haven't won any SB's under Snyder/Vinny!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Anybody worried how our offense will look against peppers n his pass rush????

I expect a lot of runs to the left

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Anybody worried how our offense will look against peppers n his pass rush????

I expect a lot of runs to the left

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:31 PM |

We have faced a great rusher every week except against the Rams Peppers is no better then any of them, TW will take care of him with a little help.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Brandon,
Da Bears are giving up 85 yards rushing/game. I'm worried more about the run game than Dr. Julius Peppers. I think Williams / Brown can handle the guy.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Sorry that should be JB will take care of him with a little help.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I hope Poopy is alright...

Poopy sent this to me just a minute ago hoping it'll satisfy his fans/friends:

I rushed to get where I am and now sit broken-hearted.

I paid my dime.

And I only farted.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, Poopy sounds constipated, no wonder he hasn't been on!

Eat more prunes Poopster!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that any of them are having the year that peppers is.

Hopefully that has something to do with Silverback

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that any of them are having the year that peppers is.

Hopefully that has something to do with Silverback

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse


Jerry was dreaming of Dez, so he got that part right. But overcoming injuries you don't have? What kind of metaphysical mumbo-jumbo is that?


Posted by: dpc2003 | October 20, 2010 1:30 PM |

it depends on how much booze you've had to drink

Posted by: hessone | October 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Good news beeps!!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 20, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

New BEEPS. Unless you wanna stay back here straight hattin.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 20, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I expect to see a lot of zone strecth plays at peppers to try to wear him down. Let him get him field fast then cut up in the zone he just left us. Similar to what teams to do us with hayny in the middle.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that any of them are having the year that peppers is.

Hopefully that has something to do with Silverback

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 20, 2010 1:39 PM |

Peppers has 2 sacks what great year is he having?

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 20, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Coach,

PLEASE MAKE CARLOS TAKE OFF HIS GLOVES, IF HE CAN'T CATCH WITH THEM, THEN I DO NOT SEE A POINT OF HIM WEARING THEM

CARLOS...TAKE OFF YOUR GLOVES, YOU GET A BETTER FEEL FOR THE BALL AND SINCE YOU HAVE ZERO FEEL FOR THE BALL, IT CERTAINLY CANT HURT

TAKE OFF THE GLOVES

thanks

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 20, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

WR - To catch the ball. Blocking is a plus.


Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM

Wrong. Blocking is fundamental to being a good wide receiver. Over the course of a game, a wideout does far more blocking than catching.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

An athlete that speaks of himself in the third person is en-route to some serious pick 6's. Next Monday, when they interview Carlos I forsee the following soundbites: "Carlos caught that pick six, because Carlos worked really hard in practice this past week to make sure Carlos didn't drop anymore interceptions."

Now, if I could only get him the intercept the fkn ball in Madden 2011, I'd be content.

Posted by: NatsandSkinsareclassclassclass | October 20, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, too bad he can put glue anymore like that Hayes guy from the raiders...

Posted by: arbano1 | October 20, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, too bad he can put glue anymore like that Hayes guy from the raiders...

Posted by: arbano1 | October 20, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

WTF, Rogers covered Dallas Clark once maybe twice and the last time I checked Reggie Wayne or Garcon is the top receiver on the Colts team!! He didn't cover either them once!! Rogers just admit you suck!!!

Posted by: unknown69 | October 20, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"not going to affect the rest of my game." That's like a pilot who is going blind saying it won't affect his flying ability.

I see fat drunks stumbling around the parking lots in Fedex Field with better hands than Carlos Rogers. The man needs a sports psychologist.

Posted by: nativedc | October 20, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I would much rather have CR cover the top receiver on the other team, DBag all mouth Hall has shown he is a complete waste of space. I guess he can live off of 1 good play against Dallas and talk out of his arse the rest of his year, he is terrible!

Posted by: cm88 | October 20, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

LOL! With an attitude like that perhaps CR should just sit on a park bench that way his lack of coverage won't impact the game!

He's a friggin' cornerback - PART OF HIS FRIGGIN JOB is to intercept the ball - that is as important as him preventing the other guy from catching the ball! The two ARE NOT mutually exclusive! One can prevent another player from catching the ball by intercepting it!

At no time is anyone here COMPLAINING that his coverage skills are preventing him from getting interceptions! What we are complaining about is when the ball is in his hands, he doesn't hold onto it!

Get a life, Carlos. You deserve to be a Dallas Cowboy.

Posted by: laserwizard | October 20, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

It's heartbreaking every time it happens.
Like deja-vu all over again...

Man, how about an NFL-corner, 29 years of age, 6th season, asking his coach how to catch a football. WTF. This must be a first in NFL-history.

CR22: Hey Coach, Carlos askin ya how he catch that dang ball.
MS: Tell Carlos to open his hands and grip the ball with both hands the moment the ball is between his hands, right?
CR22: Thanks, coach. I'll tell Carlos.
MS: Yeah, and tell Carlos he'll learn how to catch it with one hand when we ship him to them Colts, right?

Posted by: vladoiu | October 20, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Carlos "Sticky Fingers" Rogers, leading the NFL interceptions one century at a time.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | October 20, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"But my main thing is: I'm not going to get myself down because somebody outside of here -- or whoever -- talk about Carlos dropping picks... "

but you need to be able to do both. He's acting like catching isn't part of his job and his job is just to cover the guy. But when you've got two hands on the ball there's no excuse why you can't catch it. frustrating. this guy would be going to the pro bowl every year and be in the conversation of best corners in the league if he could catch INTs. He would def. be leading the league through 6 games though.. he should have about 6 or 7.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 20, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

LOL, CR ain't the only DB that can't catch. That's primarily why some coach or sandlot genuis made them DBs in the first place.

Posted by: snake_taylor | October 20, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

LOL, CR ain't the only DB that can't catch. That's primarily why some coach or sandlot genuis made them DBs in the first place.

Posted by: snake_taylor | October 20, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Carlos - but catching the interceptions ARE part of your job. This is the NFL - not High school ball where indeed - the kids that can't handle the ball are put on the defense.

Posted by: Brian48 | October 20, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers is the reincarnation of Barry "Will be Burned" Wilburn.

Posted by: InTheMiddle | October 20, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Where is the Redskins Insider post of

"DeAngelo Hall wants to cover players, but not at all costs"

Job priorities of a DB:

1. Cover
2. Tackle
3. Break up passes in air
4. Catch interceptions

Carlos Rodgers is pretty good at 1, 2 and 3. Too bad people are just annoyed at him for 4.

Rewatch the games and track who gets passes caught on them - a majority of the time it's Hall.

Besides, you think Shanny forgot how he wrecked Hall with Cutler and a rookie WR Eddie Royal in Week 1 a few years ago?

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | October 20, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

right on Carlos your critics can't do your job, your first job is to defend, and i agree if you catch it you do if not and the offensive player doesn't you have done your job.

Posted by: lantallen | October 20, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Here's a thought, why not have him work with the receivers on catching drills?

Posted by: mudd94 | October 20, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Carlos, you wanna get interceptions, take off the gloves!!!!!!! They interfere with your feel of the ball! For D Hall: Can't cover, can't tackle, can't lead! Talks too much and hasn't proved anything as a $50m DB here! Get's the occasional interception from a tipped ball. BLUF: This is a rebuilding year with the intent of winning some games by being competitive. The good news is we're actually competing, playing hard, and punishing teams despite getting gashed on defense. Oh well, we all know this isn't an overnight success after years of neglect and mismanagement.

Posted by: mdgolfer357 | October 20, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't know about others but I think Carlos Rogers is one of the most important player on this football team, and a damn good one. The guy doesn't drops to many INTs, anyone can see that, but he does so much more for this football team as our number 1 cover corner. He is one of the best cover guys in the NFL, hands down (no pun intended), and is having a great season.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 20, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

He's got the right attitude.

Posted by: sbdc2 | October 20, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

He's got the right attitude.

Posted by: sbdc2 | October 20, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

not getting that interception means that the QB, especially a top-notch QB like Manning, has an opportunity to throw the ball again and make a big play, maybe against a receiver that Carlos isn't covering. u can't give a good QB more opportunities like that. cuz that can change the whole complexion and result of the game. turn-overs, especially for the skins, can decide games.

Posted by: lightbreeze | October 20, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

carlos...shut it. u have no awareness at all. why did u allow the tight end run right behind for that first td against the colts. how about catching the most obvious receiver that comes into your "zone" area and stick with him like glue(sure it would help if the pass rush was better, but c'mon)...that goes for d. hall and phillip(although phillip improved in the 2nd half) carlos rarely makes tackles on running. i'm so tired of everyone projecting a player's talent/potential based on his physical attributes. we just assume now if they're rated high on madden that they're supposed to play consistently good every play, game etc...

I hope who likes carlos begins saying their goodbyes now, because he will not be back after this year. he's a punk...and the coaches know it. otherwise, he would be signed already. he's got that slow southern attitude like JCam and it shows in his decision making on the field.

Posted by: boricuabopper | October 20, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

If he really wants to improve his game, he should have his hands taped shut. That way, he'd never get called for defensive holding.

Posted by: sorry2say | October 20, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

The point is, this is Rogers' 7th season. It is what it is. He's not going to learn to catch now.

This may sound like a joke, or a criticism but, has he ever had his eyes checked? I mean, really. It would not be the first time that a professional athlete turned his career around with laser surgery.

But I do not think this is something either he or the Redskins should just laugh-off. Making interceptions is a huge part of a defensive back's responsibilities. I guarantee you that Rogers' drops have cost the Skins more than one game. And if he can't figure this out, I believe the time should be coming soon when the Skins should think about trying someone new.

Posted by: noslok | October 20, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

This team will never be top notch until they get rid of the vinny cerato excuse makers. hear this loud and clear....IN EVERY LEVEL OF FOOTBALL, A DB LIVES TO GET INT'S IF he cannot catch the ball and it is and has been a fact, not even a trend, then anything else he does is only a wash at best. Int's change games and game plans! A DB is a playmaker in this league. If you get beat taking chances, you better get some game changing picks too. Charles woodson gets beat but when he gets a chance to make a play he does. Carlos is the exact player who vinny has brought to this team.always high on potential and hardly takes it to the field.And i've never seen a "stiffer" player in my life. Good news, over the years we can weed out vinny's mistakes but when you draft three players that you then end up cutting, like shanny/allen did this year, that doesn't give me an atomatic feeling that these guys know how to evaluate players either(m.clarett?. )The secret to a philly or indy's success is that their draft picks make their teams and provide depth within the system. Not to mention that they always seem to be getting extra picks thru shrewd moves. Shanny cut our best runner(Torrain) and were only lucky enough that nobody else claimed him before he hit our practice squad. I guess no exact science in this game, even when sure INT'S keep bouncing off ur board hands. If i lived and died with the crap that vinny and dannyboy have put on the field/sold us for ten years, i gotta believe in santa claus now.

Posted by: klangley69 | October 20, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Simple solution (apart from many barrels of stickum) - have him work out half of a day per week with the receivers. He's work hard to get coverage down and succeeded better than I thought he could, now put the right eyes on him to help him get catching down.

Posted by: fr3dmars | October 20, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

You DROP a pick...you should have to catch 50 passes in a row...WITHOUT a drop.... before you can leave the practice field

Posted by: GRIMReaper55 | October 20, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

some one mentioned the same thing on this blog today I mentioned last year about rogers something mentally is stop him from catching the ball it is not his hands he caught a interception against lions 2 yrs ago his entire body was horizontal above the ground very few in the nfl would have made that play but he did rogers even said in high school and college he had no problems with int, time to get some help for the mind his hands are not the problem. some of you need to read philly papers their fans think very little of many of reids draft picks.

Posted by: wathu19 | October 20, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

He's admitted his problem, and I agree that he is doing other things well and there is no use in him beating himself up over it.

I would like to see him finding a way to improve in this area, and that is one thing that was missing from his speach. Put in extra hours, hire a special trainer, anything, don't just say that I can't worry about it.

Hard work is the solution to most problems.

Posted by: DrWho2 | October 20, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

He's admitted his problem, and I agree that he is doing other things well and there is no use in him beating himself up over it.

I would like to see him finding a way to improve in this area, and that is one thing that was missing from his speach. Put in extra hours, hire a special trainer, anything, don't just say that I can't worry about it.

Hard work is the solution to most problems.

Posted by: DrWho2 | October 20, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

guys if you think abut it, our defense is NOT half bad. orakpo is an emerging star but hes not an OLB! he needs to have his hand in the dirt makin plays. andre carter is a freakish athlete and had a good ride with the skins. but hes not an olb. we should trade him to a 4-3 team for a few picks. and some players such as landry, rogers, rocky, fletcher, lorenzo, and some could say buchannon. dhall needs to be gone. we need 1-2 pass rushers, a true NT, a free safety, and a 2nd shutdown corner. on offense we need a new target for mcnabb, a big one, (julio jones wink wink), a new LG cuz lichtensinker is some straight trash, and a new center, rabach is a bit long of the tooth. with those we can start gettin on the right track to becoming a football team. cerrato has set us back YEARS. but i belive in bruce and shanny to get us back on the path to glory.

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

guys if you think abut it, our defense is NOT half bad. orakpo is an emerging star but hes not an OLB! he needs to have his hand in the dirt makin plays. andre carter is a freakish athlete and had a good ride with the skins. but hes not an olb. we should trade him to a 4-3 team for a few picks. and some players such as landry, rogers, rocky, fletcher, lorenzo, and some could say buchannon. dhall needs to be gone. we need 1-2 pass rushers, a true NT, a free safety, and a 2nd shutdown corner. on offense we need a new target for mcnabb, a big one, (julio jones wink wink), a new LG cuz lichtensinker is some straight trash, and a new center, rabach is a bit long of the tooth. with those we can start gettin on the right track to becoming a football team. cerrato has set us back YEARS. but i belive in bruce and shanny to get us back on the path to glory.

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

when i was talkin bout "landry, rogers, rocky, fletcher, lorenzo, and some could say buchannon. " those are tha guys that were doing good, not concentrating, workin on an article for my journalism class lol, time to replace JR

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

when i was talkin bout "landry, rogers, rocky, fletcher, lorenzo, and some could say buchannon. " those are tha guys that were doing good, not concentrating, workin on an article for my journalism class lol, time to replace JR

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

when i was talkin bout "landry, rogers, rocky, fletcher, lorenzo, and some could say buchannon. " those are tha guys that were doing good, not concentrating, workin on an article for my journalism class lol, time to replace JR

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Chris collinsworth said it best on Sunday night, if Carlos Rogers can catch he will be in the pro bowl every year. So so true.

Posted by: Jmel1 | October 20, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Chris collinsworth said it best on Sunday night, if Carlos Rogers can catch he will be in the pro bowl every year. So so true.

Posted by: Jmel1 | October 20, 2010 9:29 PM |

thats debatable. hes slightly above avg. but not pro bowl good

Posted by: redskinfreak26a | October 20, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

the reason we are last in the nfl in D in order of importance, imo:

1. the giant hole in the middle of the d line every game
2. the free safety badly missing takles for huge gains every game
3. DHall badly getting beat for a TD every game
4. CR22 dropping an average of ten interceptions a game

Posted by: jacksonalex | October 21, 2010 5:31 AM | Report abuse

^21^

My #1 prize pupil. MColeman51


WR - To catch the ball. Blocking is a plus.


Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 20, 2010 1:19 PM

Wrong. Blocking is fundamental to being a good wide receiver. Over the course of a game, a wideout does far more blocking than catching.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 20, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Over the course of the day I do far more paperwork than I do Manage my staff. But my JOB is to MANAGE MY STAFF. lol

Stop talking in class, I already explained this once.

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | October 21, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

This is a bunch of crap. Catch the ball. I want to see the story where you are spending hours before practice and after practice working with some guru on catching balls - like Torry Holt - and putting in the EFFORT to improve yourself. I don't want to hear, "I'm not going to get down on myself crap."

Posted by: grandstrand | October 21, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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