It’s fourth and goal from the eight yard line, the Saints are clinging to a 24 – 17 lead over the Tom Brady led New EnglandPatriots with thirty-three seconds left on the clock.
Brady takes the snap in the shotgun to allow more time to find one of his four receivers in the endzone for a potential game tying score, instead defensive tackle Shaun Rogers splits a double team and drops Brady for a seven yard loss.
The Saints win and the Patriots lose, all because of the teams newest acquisition, Sean Rogers.
Okay, so the above scenario didn’t really happen in the real life NFL, but it did take place in the virtual world of Madden NFL 11. The point is Rogers is sure to improve the Saints defense from day one.
Critics will say that Rogers, who turns 32 on March 12th, is too old to be as effect as he once was and will also cite his decreasing production inside the Cleveland Browns 3-4 scheme.
Saints fans will say otherwise considering they surely remember how disruptive he was during last years game against the Browns.
While Rogers only accounted for one tackle and never officially sacked Drew Brees he applied pressure consistently, collapsed the pocket and was a handful for the Saints offensive line.