This past offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles had two “starting caliber” quarterbacks in theory. They had former second-round pick Kevin Kolb, and guy who was Superman for much last year, Michael Vick. Both on the final year of their contracts, one of them had to go.
After careful and thoughtful deliberation for all of about three, three-and-a-half seconds, it was decided that Kolb would go. So, as soon as the lockout was lifted, Kolb was sent to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick. Considering the performances of Kolb and DRC so far this year, that second-round pick is looking like the real hero right now.
Cromartie is lazy and ineffective for a guy who was Pro Bowl caliber in 2008. And he’s not just a turd on the field, he feels the need to complain off of it as well. He was asked about playing the slot seeing as how the Eagles have Nnamdi Asomugha and Asante Samuel playing on the outside.
“Am I mad? Yeah,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I would like to be outside.”
Okay, but that still doesn’t explain why you quit on plays. The slot may not be your ideal role to utilize your phenomenal closing speed, but you can still try. I’ve seen him walking numerous times.
That said, he still sounds a little salty about being traded from Arizona in the first place.
“They know what they had,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I was there. I mean, shoot, it’s a business. It’s going to be fun to go against them. You take that trade and put it in your mindset but at the same time I’m not going to allow it to have an effect on the outcome of playing this game. It’s going to be good to see some of my old teammates and friends. But at the same time it’s business.”