Former Redskin and current San Francisco 49er Carlos Rogers joined the LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes to talk about his experience since leaving Washington and his thoughts on facing his former team this weekend.
Rogers was the ninth overall selection in the 2005 NFL draft. The Auburn University product started 68 of his 78 games in burgundy and gold but struggled with injuries and scheme changes through his tenure with the Redskins. He signed a one-year contract with the 49ers’ as a free agent this off season.
Despite being one of the better cover corner backs in the NFL, Rogers’ has yet to make a Pro Bowl and built a reputation on dropping easy interceptions.
In six seasons with the Redskins Rogers failed to record more than two interceptions in a single season, he already has three this season with San Francisco.
Asked about what was different about playing in San Francisco over Washington, Rogers pointed to the stress-free environment with the 49ers.
“I’m not worried about if I give up a touchdown I may get benched. They let me be free, they let me blitz, they let me play man how I want to play it. They know I’ve been playing in the league for awhile so they kinda take my advice on things I have to say.”
On the topic of whether or not he would have considered returning to Washington, Rogers said the thought didn’t cross his mind.
“No, not at all. Like I said I wanted to leave there two years ago. It wasn’t even in the discussion, my people didn’t talk to them and they didn’t talk to us.”
Full interview with Carlos Rogers