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Rodgers-Cromartie melts down during loss to Bears

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)


Monday night’s loss to the Bears was another rough game in a season full of them by Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

The Bears threw at him all night. DRC appeared to shy away from tackles and appeared to give up completely on one catch by Earl Bennett in the fourth quarter. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo confronted Rodgers-Cromartie after that play, according to Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Rodgers-Cromartie appeared to point at his teammates on the bench, and then got up to get away from them. Coach Andy Reid and Nnamdi Asomugha, who didn’t have the greatest game either, came over to calm Rodgers-Cromartie down.

“I got frustrated on a play that I should have known was coming and instead I did something else, so you know I kind of went off. [Shoot], I was mad, it was in the heat of the moment, [stuff] is going to happen,” he said.

Going off on the sideline isn’t a big problem for the Eagles. The fact that the team still doesn’t seem to know how to best use their new cornerbacks midway through the season is a larger issue.

“I’m a way better corner than I’m playing,” he said.