Broncos’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Gives Quentin Jammer The Start in San Diego


Broncos cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) celebrates after breaking up a pass intended for San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (not pictured) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Once in a blue moon, a player can pull one over on a coach.

I would have paid money to see Jack Del Rio’s face on the sideline once he realized that Quentin Jammer, and not Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was lined up at starting cornerback against the San Diego Chargers in week 10.

After playing for the Chargers for 11 seasons and only missing four games, Jammer was able to start against his old team only because DRC gave him the start.

“I grew up watching guys like “Jam” and Champ Bailey,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I thought it was only right that he start in a place where he played for such a long time.”

Jammer had three tackles and one pass defensed in his return and ended up splitting time with DRC in the first quarter.

Jammer wasn’t the only one returning to San Diego. Shaun Phillips finally got to hit the guy he lined up against for nearly a decade. The sack on Phillip Rivers certainly made the crowd boo.

“It’s cool, 70 sacks here and they should be happy enough that I got them 70,” Phillips said after the win. “There is no ill will. I do not have anything negative to say about San Diego nor their fans. They were great fans. I am a Bronco now and I am happy to be where I am at.”

Starting right guard Louis Vasquez also made his return to San Diego after playing four years there.

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