Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Skins' CB Rogers points finger at Snyder
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
When a team's in the process of imploding, players will sometimes go off the rails. I'm afraid that's what happened to Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers on Monday when he ended up pointing the finger at Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Rogers' criticism is probably fair, but I'm not sure it was the best career move on his part. Here's what he told reporters at Redskins Park:
"Things ain't working," Rogers said. "When things don't work, there comes about change. Maybe it's good. Maybe it's bad. I think, like I said, they say players panic. Coaches panic, too, when things happen. It's the beginning of the season. We got a long way to go. We've got a lot of things we need to iron out. It's a lot of problems. It's from personnel to coaches to whatever it is. It's a lot of things we need to iron out. Until we address those issues and turn them around, we're going to be the same, going up and down.
"It starts not only with the players and the coaches. It starts with the ownership. They bring everybody in, and they've got last say-so of everything. So that's where it starts, I guess."
Oops! Again, I'm not saying Rogers is wrong. In fact, maybe he's simply trying to secure his release so he can hook up with a stable franchise. Meanwhile, Snyder and executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato have remained largely silent over the past three weeks.
Maybe Sherm Lewis will get this thing turned around against the Chiefs -- if anyone ever figures out his job description.