The time is now for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
The 27-year-old cornerback and former first-round draft pick made the Pro Bowl in his second year with the Cardinals. After that, it went downhill for him in Philadelphia. He went from 13 interceptions in three years with Arizona to just three interceptions in two years with Philadelphia.
That’s why when Rodgers-Cromarie was a free agent this spring, it was his goal to seek out the right coaching staff to help him get back to the level that he was playing at. It turns out that he only needed to talk to the Broncos.
“They told me about my flaws. Nobody had done that, and it impressed me,” Rodgers-Cromartie said Friday, wrapping up his three-day basketball camp at the Palmetto Boys and Girls Club. “They told me what I needed to work and how they would get me better instead of telling me about what I could do.” – DRC (Bradenton Harold)
That’s a positive sign that DRC welcomes criticism and critique. Playing opposite Champ Bailey, DRC is sure to have a lot of balls thrown in his direction.
The six-year veteran will also get plenty of great experience in practice, going up against Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Wes Welker on a daily basis.
He is one of the best I’ve seen, who can recover after he gets beat because his hips are so fast. -Demaryius Thomas (Bradenton Harold)
Training camp is a little more than three weeks away, and there are plenty of new faces to keep an eye on. DRC is one of the big ones. Will he step up his game? Will he be that corner opposite Bailey that can make huge plays? Will he help make the Broncos’ secondary one of the best in the biz? Only time will tell.