03 Oct 2005
For Lions fans, this is great, great news. For the next four games they won't have one of their receiver positions taken up by a guy who gives up on routes, can't go over the middle, and wouldn't know a downfield block if Hines Ward and Rod Smith wrote him an instruction manual. Plenty of people got on my case last year when I called Charles Rogers a bust, but let me phrase it to you like this: Like Ryan Leaf, Rogers was the second player chosen in the draft. What has Rogers accomplished that separates him from Leaf?
Note: At the scouting combine, Rogers was credited with a positive drug test because his urine sample was diluted. He claimed it was just because he drank a lot of water, but he dropped on some draft boards.
20 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2005, 2:20pm by Jim A
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?