I’m guessing, based on this bit of back-in-forth in the comments to yesterday’s post about the FedExField atmosphere, that not everyone has listened to the entirety of Carlos Rogers‘ comments in yesterday’s open locker room. Rogers was clearly frustrated with the team ahead of anything else — that’s his answer to the very first question, in fact — and that frustration informed the rest of his comments.
It’s no excuse; if you’re part of a professional football team, you’re going to get booed (and sometimes worse) by the home crowd. It’s part of the price you pay for the cheers and positive stuff that gets showed on you when things are going good. But I do feel like people think — as the commenter in that link seemed to indicate — that ALL Rogers had to say after the loss was that he was sad about the fans. And that, at least, wasn’t the case.
So here’s as complete a transcript of the Rogers media session as I could muster. There are still one or two [inaudibles], but I checked multiple versions of the audio trying to get them all cleared up; the questions from the media are also pretty close to verbatim.
Q: What’s the frustration level like at this point for you guys after you’ve had a day to simmer?
ROGERS: “It’s real frustrating. Not counting the losing, just this side of the ball, just the defense. Not playing the way I know we’re capable of playing, being ranked last in the league- that’s frustrating itself, not even just counting the losing record.”
Q: How’s the other hamstring feeling today that you pulled yesterday?
ROGERS: “It’s sore. It wasn’t as bad when I first came in but it’s the first day, so they did a lot of work on it, kinda diggin’ in there. So it’s more sore now.”
Q: But you’re said it wasn’t as bad as it was original injury?
ROGERS: “Nah, it wasn’t as bad as the other one.”
Q: Do you think you’ll be able to practice on Wednesday?
ROGERS: “I don’t know. It kind of depends on how it is. I’m gonna get some more work done on it. Hopefully it’ll calm down some and I’ll be able to go.”
Q: Did it happen on that one play in the early part of the third quarter when [Visanthe] Shiancoe got behind you a little bit?
ROGERS: “No, it actually happened before that. It happened when they ran a boot and I ran to hit the dude on the sideline and I went out of bounds? That’s when it happened. I kind of felt it then but I was jogging and it felt okay, but once I made that step to go back and catch Shiancoe, I felt it real bad then. So, I had to come out.”
Q: Was it overcompensating for the other one?
ROGERS: “I think that’s what it is because I had no problem with a hamstring. I never had a problem with hamstrings period. This is my first one. I guess it was overcompensating for that one. I’ve been working that one off for like the last two weeks and the other one is getting all the load on that one. It probably was taking the attention off of that one.”
Q: Los, how much do you guys think about the playoffs and how you’re in the balance right now? Read more »
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I’ve covered a few charitable events where Redskins players lead kids on shopping trips through Target — at least two for back-to-school and one other pre-Christmas –so that aspect of today’s event wasn’t all that unusual to see. What was unusual, though, was that the event was organized by Renaldo Wynn — someone who is no longer officially affiliated with the Redskins.
And yet it was identical in every appearance to the events that Lorenzo Alexander puts on through his ACES Foundation, and to Wynn’s similar event last year when he WAS on the roster: a similarly large group of guys, similar turnout of children from local families in need, and — clearly — a similar level of effort put into it by Wynn and his wife LaTanya and their Family of Faith Foundation.
Wynn introduced this tradition to the D.C. area shortly after he first arrived as a Redskin. “I actually remember this event from when Tony Boselli used to do it when I was in Jacksonville,” Wynn told me today. “And it was so awesome, I said, we need to kinda pattern that and bring it here to Virginia and just cater to the people in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.”
Then Wynn left, spending the 2007 season with the Saints and 2008 with the Giants. But he didn’t take the Adopt A Child For The Holidays event with him. Read more »
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