Carlos Rogers: No drama king

Carlos Rogers: No drama king
November 17, 2011, 7:49 pm
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Former Redskin Carlos Rogers is likely bound for the Pro Bowl after this season that is, if his team, the 8-1 49ers, is not playing in the Super Bowl. He has five interceptions, tied for the most in the NFL and the same number he had in his last four seasons in Washington combined.The departure of the teams 2005 first-round draft pick was by mutual consent. His contract was up, and the Redskins allowed him to leave without making an offer.Rogers was on Sirius XM NFL Radio last night, and one of the shows hosts, Fox Sports columnist Alex Marvez, wrote about what Rogers had to say. One thing that Rogers said caught my eye:Theres so much drama, so much outside stuff. You give up a play, you give up a touchdown, youve got to worry about whether youre starting this week or if its the next corner up. Its things like that.Coaches dont realize that distracts a lot of players. All the outside stuff resonates. Its just football. Just play football and have fun and youll get a lot of things accomplished. Thats what I like about this organization.So let me get this straight. The threat of being benched if you dont do your job correctly is outside stuff? One player pushing another one for playing time is drama? Funny, I thought that such things were an integral part of the game.For the record, after he took over the starting job during his rookie season, Rogers was benched during a game once, when then-Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall beat him for a 40-yard touchdown on a double move in a 2009 game. He did not start the next game against Dallas, but he quickly was in with the starters. Rogers started every other game when he was healthy.