At the risk of causing further misery on a beautiful fall day, I should probably point out that it was another banner day for ex-Redskins on Sunday.
The former defensive end was virtually useless as a 3-4 linebacker in Washington, so he went off to New England. Sunday, he set a Patriots franchise record by recording 4.5 sacks. Like, in one game. During his final season in Washington, Carter had 2.5 sacks in 16 games.
Carter is now tied for fourth in the NFL with 9.0 sacks. Brian Orakpo leads the Redskins with 5.5, putting him in a tie for 19th. Ryan Kerrigan has 5.0, while Adam Carriker has 4.5.
The former first-round pick’s departure from Washington was exhaustively documented last week: he didn’t want to stay, and the team didn’t want to keep him. But his season in San Francisco is one of the weirdest things that’s happened this year.
Sunday, Rogers had two more interceptions — against an NFC East foe, no less — giving him five on the season. That’s tied for first in the NFL. No Redskin has more than two interceptions all season. Also, Rogers never had more than two interceptions in a season during his time in Washington.
Making matters worse, former teammate Phillip Daniels took to Twitter on Sunday night and suggested that the solution was merely an eye exam.
Carlos Rogers with another pick and all he needed was his eyes checked. Told #Redskins this and nobody would listen. Good job by 49ers on getting that done. I played with a player in Seattle with a similar situation and he exploded after getting them checked.
“You mean to tell me he wears contacts now?" one of Daniels followers asked.
“Yes!!” Daniels replied, going on to say that Rogers resisted an eye exam in D.C. because he didn’t want to believe there was a problem.
(Note: As commenters have pointed out, Brian Mitchell asked Rogers about getting his eyes checked last fall. “Oh, I have,” Rogers said then. “There’s no problem with those.”)
Now, Carter and Rogers were wonderful teammates in Washington. Brandon Lloyd was not. Still, seeing him catch touchdowns elsewhere continues to smart. He caught his second of the season on Sunday and now has 40 catches for 538 yards. While Jabar Gaffney and Santana Moss both have two touchdowns, Lloyd has more catches and more yards than any Washington wide receiver this season.
Also, Lloyd’s touchdown catch on Sunday gave him as many touchdowns as the entire Washington offense over the past three weeks.
Also, Carter, Rogers and Lloyd were each on winning teams this weekend. Redskins Carlos .