Dec 9, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (23) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Eagles won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Told Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie About Flaws, Impressed Him

As a member of the Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie looked like a legitimate #1 corner back. However when he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles dream team he didn’t look so impressive. As we watch teams woo free agent Dwight Howard in the NBA, it was a different approach that led DRC to the Denver Broncos.

“They told me about my flaws. Nobody had done that, and it impressed me,” Rodgers-Cromartie said Friday, via the Bradenton Herald. “They told me what I needed to work and how they would get me better instead of telling me about what I could do.”

The Broncos saw talent with DRC but they noticed that he lacked consistency. That is what the Broncos are aiming to help DRC achieve.

“He has been blessed with a lot of abilities. and we want him to develop that talent and be a more consistent performer. He can help us and help himself,” Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said.

DRC said that he wasn’t used to the best of the abilities while with the Eagles. He was used a lot covering the slot when his strength is playing man coverage.

“The Denver defense is a lot of man to man, and that is my strongest suit,” the 6-foot-2, 182-pound DRC said. “Practice is a lot of fun because every day you are going against the best and getting thrown at by someone of Manning’s caliber. He interacts with everybody and doesn’t think he is bigger or better than anybody. But he is the hardest working man on the field.”

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