The Broncos are making a lot of noise in free agency with moves that included signing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. But Rodgers-Cromartie has already been on a team that was lauded for its free agent signings, and he’d rather not relive that experience.
Rodgers-Cromartie acknowledged today at his introductory press conference in Denver that his experience with the “Dream Team” in Philadelphia made him weary of fans and media members who want to anoint the Broncos the team to beat because of what they’ve done in March.
“When you have a lot of talented guys like that a lot of things are expected of you,” he said. “Don’t get caught up in the hype of names of people on the roster.”
Rodgers-Cromartie said he’s still not totally sure why things didn’t work out for the Eagles, who went 8-8 and 4-12 in the two years since Vince Young infamously anointed them the Dream Team.
“It seemed like we had everything,” he said. “The coaches, the players — sometimes in football it just doesn’t go your way.”
The Broncos, Rodgers-Cromartie said, have already made clear to him that they’re going to have a workmanlike mentality, and they’re not going to celebrate just because they’ve made some big-name free-agent signings.
They also probably won’t sign Vince Young.