The Cleveland Browns recently released veteran nose tackle Shaun Rogers. People instantly started mentioning the obvious connection between he and Cowboys new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who previously coached Rogers in Cleveland.
Ryan has raved about Rogers’ ability in the past saying, “He is a tremendous physical specimen. He is so athletic for a big man. I’ve been around the best in football. I’ve been around Warren Sapp in college. I coached Jamal Williams and Kevin Williams, a couple of decent All-Pro defensive tackles. . . . Shaun Rogers is tremendous. Absolutely tremendous. Any system that he plays in, he is going to be dominant.”
Rogers is a massive man at 6-foot-4, 350-pound and would be a brilliant addition to the Cowboys struggling defense. The addition of Rogers would allow current Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff to bump outside to the five-technique and Rogers could fill the gap in the middle of the defense. Ratliff moving to defensive end would fill a need at the position. Mayock recently pointed to defensive end as a position of need for the Cowboys in the upcoming draft.
Adding Rogers makes too much sense, if the price is right. He is a perfect fit in the defensive scheme and allows the defensive line to shuffle and fill their weaknesses. What do you say, Cowboy Nation? Should Shaun Rogers sport the star on his helmet next season?