Carlos Rogers backs off promise to do Victor Cruz's salsa dance
When the New York Giants lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the regular season last year, 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers snared a pair of interceptions. He also broke out a mock version of Victor Cruz's salsa dance, which Cruz did not like. A couple of months later, the two teams met in the NFC Championship game, and Cruz got a measure of revenge, to the tune of 10 receptions for 142 yards ‒ most of them in front of Rogers. The two of them will meet again on Sunday, and Rogers first said he was hoping to give Cruz another look at his imitation salsa dance . "I like the dance, actually. If I make a play or an interception, in my mind, I'll say 'Just do his dance,' " Rogers said. Cruz made it pretty clear that he doesn't want to see that . "I obviously won't be OK with that," Cruz said. "But it is what it is — I'm not going to try to retaliate or go crazy. That's not me. But obviously it won't sit well with me as I've stated before." The dance is a tribute to his grandmother, Lucy Molina, who passed away less than a month ago. He considers the dance to be "sacred" and said for anyone to mock it is a "slap in the face." Rogers, given this information, then changed his plans . Later, Cruz's words were passed along to Rogers in the 49ers' locker room. The Pro Bowl cornerback told the Bay Area News Group that he was unaware of the inspiration behind Cruz's celebration and that it "definitely" changed his plans to mimic Cruz's moves. Hopefully these guys can also make time for some football, too.