On Wednesday, veteran free agent nose tackle Shaun Rogers will visit with the Kansas City Chiefs, the second team he’s spoken to since being cut by the Cleveland Browns last week (the first being the Washington Redskins). But what with it being the offseason, we can’t help but continue to wonder whether Rogers could be a fit in Dallas.
If the Cowboys did bring Rogers in, they would almost certainly move Jay Ratliff to nose tackle and there’s been no indication from the team to suggest that they would make such a move.
However, the idea that Rogers may be an interesting option for Dallas is supported by a few things, not the least of which is his familiarity with new Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (and his defense), who has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland. Ryan is on record as being a great fan of Rogers’ talent, and now, it seems that the feeling is mutual.
"Coach Ryan is great,” Rogers said recently, via BloggingTheBoys.com. “If guys like what they see in his brother, they’re twins so you’re getting the same thing. The level of excitement, the attitude – I want to put this the right way – it’s not a bad attitude, but it’s that swagger and confidence that they possess and what they do and provide to their defense.
Defenses are built on attitude. Their attitude most definitely carries over to their defenses. As you see his brother was a D-Coordinator to the Ravens and they had a top defense for a long time. He went to the Jets and brought that same attitude and that toughness to their defense. I think Rob most definitely has that ability.”
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