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Friday Media Transcript: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/16/2016 4:40 pm
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

December 16, 2016

Q: Do you allow yourself to think about getting the number one seed now?

A: No, sir. We have to take it one game at a time. Our biggest focus is Detroit. We have to handle business and if you win, then you just have to keep winning and make sure that you do have a chance, if that is the case.

Q: What is the biggest difference you see between a Megatron [Calvin Johnson] offense and a non-Megatron offense?

A: I think a Megatron offense; you know where the ball is going first, second and third down for the most part. When he is not there, he is a guy that you have to hone in on, and now that he is gone, you see that [Matt] Stafford is giving the ball around. They have like four or five guys with 40+ catches, so he is spreading the ball around and it isnít just necessarily on one person.

Q: How much have you gone against [Anquan] Boldin?

A: All of my career. We were in Arizona together for the longest time. I have practiced against him, and one thing that I can say is that he is a hardnosed football player. You look at him and you say, ĎHe has been here for 14 years, and I donít want to say he lost a step, but he is still producing.í I think he has seven touchdowns on the year, he is a guy that they target on third down, he is very involved in the system. He is a guy that Stafford really relies on because he knows he is a safe catch, and once he gets the ball, you have to play big boy ball.

Q: Is he more physical than most receivers?

A: Definitely, man. Him and Steve Smith are in the same category Ė little, big, built, stocky guys with attitudes.

Q: Does he talk as much as Smith?

A: No, he is from Florida, man. That is my partner. I see it on film though. He gets at guys a lot, but that isnít going to be the case.

Q: Is it because you are Florida guys?

A: Yes, sir. It is a truce and an understanding. If you are from Florida, then you are going to be easy on each other.

Q: But you have to save it for everyone else on the field, right?

A: Yeah, you save it for everyone else. When you face each other, you still want to get at each other, but you keep it cool.

Q: What would happen if two Florida guys started going at it?

A: Probably smile it off. I donít know. I canít answer that because I have never been in that predicament.

DRC vs Boldin  
ChicagoMarty : 12/16/2016 7:05 pm : link
in the red zone may be the key to this whole game
RE: DRC vs Boldin  
mrvax : 12/16/2016 7:42 pm : link
In comment 13270685 ChicagoMarty said:
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in the red zone may be the key to this whole game


Agreed. It will be interesting. IMO, Boldin has lost a step while DRC remains very fast. But, that won't matter much in the red zone.
Boldin's weapon is his toughness.  
arcarsenal : 12/16/2016 7:48 pm : link
He's not the fastest guy but he's still very strong and he's a really tough dude who will go into high traffic areas and make difficult catches. DRC won't have any problem running with him but Boldin is definitely stronger so DRC's positioning and technique is going to have to be on point.
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