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Rodgers-Cromartie likes Skelton, doesn’t like playing the slot

Bears wide receiver Bennett catches a pass under pressure from the Eagles cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie during their NFL football game in Philadelphia

Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) catches a pass under pressure from the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (23) during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 7, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie just suffered his worst game during his increasingly poor season in Philadelphia.

The way he sees it, there really wasn’t any need for him to get traded to the Eagles anyway. He thought the Cardinals already had their quarterback.

“I was always a [John] Skelton fan even when I was there,” Rodgers-Cromartie said via Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times. “I was pulling for the guy. I know what he’s capable of doing. I know he can run this offense real good. And he does have a big arm.”

Skelton didn’t play well last week. If he somehow helped the Cardinals pull off a second straight win as a starter, Kolb wouldn’t look so good in comparison.

Rodgers-Cromartie, meanwhile, doesn’t sound so thrilled about his new role in Philly. He wants to play on the outside, rather than in the slot where he’s clearly uncomfortable.

“Am I mad? Yeah,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I would like to be outside.”

DRC still sounds a little salty that he got dealt in the first place.

“They know what they had,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.

Yes. Perhaps they did.