Rogers thought he might be a Titan

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

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    NEW ORLEANS When the Titans were on the clock in the 2005 NFL Draft, it was no secret they were interested in a cornerback.

    They ended up selecting Pacman Jones with the sixth overall pick, passing on defensive backs like Antrel Rolle (8th overall to Arizona) and Carlos Rogers (9th to Washington) in the process.

    Rogers, now with the 49ers and set to play in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, spent some time with Titans coaches leading up to that draft.

    “I was thinking I would maybe end up in Tennessee,” Rogers said. “Come to find out later, some coaches in Tennessee wanted me, and a higher authority wanted Pacman. So they went with Pacman. I think his ability to play corner and be a returner maybe convinced them he was their guy.

    “I thought I would go top 10, and it worked out. It would have been good because it is close to my home. I’m from Georgia so it is like a five-hour drive. But I am glad Washington picked me and I am moving on.”

    Rogers was with the Redskins from 2005-10.

    He joined the 49ers last season, and his play this season in San Francisco has been key on the team’s defense. Rogers wouldn’t say which coaches he heard might have wanted him in Tennessee.

    But there’s one Titans coach he said he can vouch for – defensive coordinator Jerry Gray. Gray was a secondary coach with the Redskins while Rogers was with Washington.

    “He is an unbelievable coach. He taught me a lot,” Rogers said. “He is like a father figure to me, on and off the field. He’s a guy who has played the game, and been a Pro Bowl player. I talk to him a lot and continue to talk to him.”

    Gray’s defense allowed more points than any Titans team in franchise history in 2012. Rogers said it’s not fair to look at just the coaches when figuring out what went wrong.

    “When the defense doesn’t do well, the coordinator is going to get a lot of heat,” Rogers said. “But you have to look at the players. If they don’t have the players who can perform up to the level they need to play at, it falls back to the coach and maybe that’s not fair. Jerry is a good coach.”

    [​IMG]49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers during a Super Bowl XLVII media session this week. (Jim Wyatt | The Tennessean)

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  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    very misleading title
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  3. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    Nah... I knew who they were talking about.

    Rodgers from GB has a 'D' in his name.

    I wanted Rodgers because he was the best QB available and we needed a replacement for McNair. Oh how things would've been different for us. 2008... 19-0. Probably not since our WRs sucked balls, but it would've been great to have Rodgers, obviously.

    Would've been great to take Ware, Rodgers, or Rogers. But we take Pacman. Cool.

    The second it cut to that idiot on the couch with his family, I just shook my head.
  4. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    neither Rodgers or Rogers can block in open space so why would the Titans want them too play WR?

    whatever - lol
  5. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    That was truly hilarious. Looked like Master P.
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  6. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

  7. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    psssst..... Jeff Fisher was the "higher authority" in question
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