Originally posted by jonesadrian:Teams usually put their best and most versatile cornerbacks to cover the slots which are much quicker and shiftier and a lot harder to cover than outside wrs. When you're covering an outside wideout, you can use the sideline to your advantage to limit space and room for him to use, but covering the slot is a whole different beast, there is a lot more room for them to use and they could go anywhere, anyway in a split second, a quick, shiftier, fast slot receiver with a lot of room is a nightmare to cover and deal with. Thats why Rogers is covering the slot most of the time when they come out in 3 wr sets. Rogers is doing fine, not perfect as we all want to but its good enough so far, it's really really difficult to totally shut down a good slot wr in the NFL, but if you can limit his production, you're doing a great job and that's what Rogers doing.
Bad. he has actually been playing bad. The only catches team could regularly count on is in the slot, which is where Rogers plays.
The system is weird. he makes starting db money, but plays the slot wr exclusively when there's more than 2 wr's
which means brock is actually matching up and playing the teams #1 or #2 option with brown playing the opposite outside, which begs the question, why are we paying him $9 million dollars to cover the slot?
i think it will eventually bite him because if brock continues his play, he's basically playing the role of a starting cornerback not a nickel back. and the emergence of Eric Wright... if he is in top form and rogers continues to get burned.. as crazy as it sounds there could be a change made, unlikely but there could be
[ Edited by 808niner4lyphe on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM ]