Friday, October 30, 2009
The Chicago Bears are aware of Cleveland Browns lineman Shaun Rogers
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Josh Cribbs is the obvious focus this week for Bears special teams coach Dave Toub.
Shaun Rogers leads the NFL in blocked field goals since 2004 with nine.
"He's great because he has great vision, and is very, very strong," Toub said. "He's been doing it awhile now, and he's leading the league. Every time we watch him, it's just scary. He started off as a kick returner, and was effective right away. Then he developed into a punt returner, and now he's leading the league."
However, Cribbs won't be the only special teams standout wearing a Browns uniform on Sunday. Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers leads the NFL in blocked field goals since 2004 with nine. For his career, Rogers has blocked 13 field goals and two extra points.
How do you stop him?
"Stay low," Toub said. "We watched a lot of tape on him and have a history with him when he was with Detroit. We know what to expect, but the thing with him, he's dangerous when he's fresh. He's not a leaper, [but] he knocks you. They list him at 300 pounds, but I think he's probably closer to 400 pounds. He's so strong, he has a great get-off inside. He's tall enough, and with those long arms, he has a knack for it."
"He's going to get two yards penetration and then get his hands up at the perfect time. We have to deal with him."