SANTA CLARA – Carlos Rogers spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. He said Randy Moss looks much faster than he did in training camp, and Rogers explained what makes Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings tough to cover. Here’s a transcript.
Q: Were you just as curious as everybody else to see what Randy Moss had left when he showed up in April?
ROGERS: Yeah, I was, but once I saw his 40 (yard dash) time, I pretty much knew what I was going to get facing him. Even right now I was asking him, “Were you holding something back in training camp?” He looks much faster and much quicker in these practices after training camp.
Q: What’s unique about Greg Jennings? What makes him tough to cover?
ROGERS: He’s got a quarterback who’s going to give him a lot of chances. If it’s one-on-one, he’s going to put that ball up so the receiver can make a play. He’s quick, he’s fast, he’s got a very high IQ of offense and he understands defenses. He’s a wide receiver who knows what he’s going to get from the defense pre-snap by the look of the nickel or maybe the corner or maybe the safety – he knows what his route is going to be right then and there. He’s got a quarterback who’s on the same page, and it makes him much better.
Q: Crabtree says he’s stronger this year. Have you noticed that in practice?
ROGERS: We don’t compete as much when it comes to the physical play. I’ve seen that he has gotten a lot faster. His strength on the field, I hope the other team is able to see that.