Will Titus Young Get the Help That Charles Rogers Never Received?

May 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ten years ago last month, Charlie Rogers stood in front of the media wearing a Detroit Lions baseball cap and proudly holding his brand new Honolulu blue and silver jersey with a No. 1 on the front, signifying his status as a first-round draft choice.
There were smiles all around. President Matt Millen smiled. New coach Steve Mariucci smiled. Chairman Bill Ford Jr. smiled. Lions fans all over the country smiled.
It was a giddy time.
The Lions felt like they were on to something. The year prior, the team drafted its "franchise quarterback" when it selected Joey Harrington from Oregon.
Now the Lions were adding Rogers, out of Michigan State, to be the franchise receiver.
Finally, a real quarterback-receiver tandem!
Harrington proved himself to be a bust—a nice young man, but he lacked the intangibles needed to be a winning professional quarterback. The Lions did him no favors, never able to surround Harrington with bona fide talent. Within three years,...

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