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Denver Broncos Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Retirement, Richard Sherman at Super Bowl Media Day

January 28th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
By Nick Gill

The circus has come to the New York, New Jersey area for Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day. The Denver Broncos players took to the podiums to answer interesting and absurd questions before they take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie took his time to talk retirement and opposing cornerback Richard Sherman.

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Sherman stated after his game winning pass break-up in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers that he is the best cornerback in the NFL. Rodgers Cromartie was bothered by that statement.

“Yes, just being a defender that really bothers me,” Rodgers-Cromartie. “I can understand why he did it. He has been playing well, but I tell myself anytime you have a Champ Bailey, Asante Samuel, a Charles Woodson in the game you can't feel you are the best right now. As good as you are, those guys have been doing it. I can understand why he said that. That's how I feel. That's how you should feel as a defender.”

Rodgers-Cromartie has been a huge part of the Denver defense that has given up 17 points or less in both postseason games this year. He has started both games and combined for seven tackles and four pass defenses. That is why earlier this week when it was reported he could retire after the season, many were surprised. The six year veteran clarified those remarks at the Super Bowl Media Day.

“No, no, no, they misread me,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “ I was saying that I'm on a one year deal and I seen a lot of guys get a one year deal and never come back from it. So you kind of think about life after football, but retirement?”

After he finished saying retirement, Rodgers-Cromartie just shook his head. However, when he does decide to hang up the pads and retire, he has a plan to become a guidance counselor.

"Yes sir that's what I want to be,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I'm always the guy everybody comes to for advice. When I went to school, I took up psychology. It's something I always do, work with little kids. That's what I spend most of my offseason doing.”

 

 

Tags: Asante Samuel, Champ Bailey, Charles Woodson, Denver, Denver Broncos, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Football, Media Day, NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII

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