Da’Rick Pile.


Da’Rick Rogers is a player that is a rather large problem in Buffalo right now, but that problem is the most beautiful problem a football team could ask for. Rogers is seriously competing for a wide receiver roster spot that has the most competition I can ever recall seeing in my 20+ years of following the bills. Furthermore he is doing a damn fine job of getting the coaches to recognize his determination and play-making ability.

Da’Rick Rogers went undrafted this year despite being  a top performer in 5 of the 7 categories he competed in at this years combine. Averaging just under 20 yards a play in his sophomore and senior years,  Rogers is a physical presence with great hands and an ability to stay on his feet after an attempted tackle. Rogers fights for every last inch he can get out of a play, and the amount of effort he puts into making a play is sure to result in him gaining a rather large fan base in Buffalo.

So far in training camp Roger’s has impressed coach Doug Marrone who praised him by saying-  “I think he has stepped it up from when we were in OTAs and mini-camp. I believe he’s in better shape than he was before. That’s a credit to him and our conditioning people and what he did in the offseason”.   For a player that seems to have so many behavioral issues he sure seems to be working pretty hard to be a part of this team. I think it is just a matter of time before you see people in the rock pile section of Ralph Wilson Stadium holding up signs that read “Da’Rick Pile”.

Da’Rick is someone that everyone turned their backs on because he behaved like a child while he was essentially a child. He got into mischief with his friends while enjoying his youth, and he was punished greatly because of it.  I honestly believe Rodgers was not trying to destroy his future or that of anyone else, he merely lived his life and ended up in bad situations.  I am quite certain my own personal behavior has been 10x worse than anything that Da’Rick Rodgers has even considered doing, but gifted athletes are held to the absolute highest standard and the slightest misstep can result in absolute anarchy.

Rogers seems to be very serious about making the best of an opportunity to start over, which is something that every single person deserves if they truly want to make the best of their life and turn a new leaf. I believe Da’Rick Rodgers wants to be a good person and is in good hands with coach Marrone and the Bills organization. I also think he is a lock for making this team as long as he remains healthy. If that happens you can look forward to a couple of end zone celebrations from the man, because this guy has talent that is impossible to ignore. Anybody else with me? Please comment below with what you think about Da’Rick Rogers since he joined the Buffalo Bills?

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  • chas territo

    Everybody deserves a second chance as he does, too! I have heard many good things about him and know he will make the team! GO BILLS!!

  • Zachary Alexander

    I like this post and I am a huge fan of Da’Rick. He reminds me of Eric Moulds and I can only imagine him flourishing with this speedy offense. If he makes the roster (which he should), Rogers could be a huge impact player for the Buffalo Bills

  • Paul Kawalerski

    There is a time to have fun in your youth and there is a time to grow up and become a man; this is Da’Rick’s time to become a man. Not only for his sake, but for the sake of his family and those he loves. The guy has talent and I love the fact that he is a fighter. Let’s hope he can rise to the challenge of not only his football career, but of the greater challenge of life once he succeeds in securing a position on this team. Stay out of the clubs and putting yourself in bad situations and your life in Buffalo will be a godsend.

  • NWBill

    As long as he’s learning how to be a grown-up, and WANTS an NFL career – then he deserves every chance the Bills give him. The brass has made it clear, though (and rightly so) that Rogers has one chance, and ONE chance ONLY, to show that he belongs on an NFL team. Yes, he has scary talent, and could be a true game-changer for the Bills. But we don’t have time for games outside of the hash marks – this team wants to WIN, and reach the PLAYOFFS …. and doesn’t need any distractions or hindrances in getting there.

  • fritz62

    Looking forward to seeing Da’Rick in the preseason games. He probably wont be playing against 1 st defenses, but How can a Bills fan not be excited about our receiving corps.

  • Damien Jones

    Woods and Rodgers on the outside…Stevie in the slot and a proven D Coordinator…with EJ at Qb…we could be a better…FASTER version of the Seattle Seahawks…Ej I believe can be just as good as Russell Wilson, CJ spiller and Fred Jackson are more explosive than Marshawn Lynch….and at receiver we have size AND WORLD CLASS SPEED….Im a Buffalo fan in southen California…lookin forward to shuttin up all the haters who talk crap about our franchise. Just remember “Aint no fun when tha rabbit got da gun” Circle the Wagons Baby!!!

  • James Kriger

    you the man brother, i have this feeling that we would really get along with one another, go bills!!

  • Damien Jones

    If your a Bills fan, we would obviously get along. Do u live in buffalo?

  • James Kriger

    not in buffalo but about 30 minutes away from the stadium

  • Mrs 30701

    Da’Rick and I are really good friends and im glad some one finally see’s what Ive been preaching the past few years. He’s was a kid being a kid. Im not condoning his past actions but at the end of the day people fail to realize he was a young man growing up making mistakes as our kids do. Theres kids doing alot worse things than he did. How ever I am extremely proud of him for the change that he has made and I continue to tell him this as often as possible. I look forward to seeing him this year. Buffalo is so far away from Ga but I will be cheering from many miles away!!

  • James Kriger

    I completely agree with you, Da’Rick is on the right path, and that path is to stardom if he keeps his nose clean. I’ll cheer him along every bit of the way with you, Go Bills!

  • thefootballexpert

    I doubt DaRick makes the 53 man roster. Too many good receivers fighting for jobs.

  • thefootballexpert

    @Damien – Do you like to dress up in women’s clothes? Do you feel comfortable wearing panties? If the answer is yes, you and James would definitely get along! Probably more than just get along. You know what I mean twinkle toes?

  • NWBill

    See that door over there? Don’t let it hit you on the way out.

  • NWBill

    If you’re a good football coach, you keep this kid on the team. Not just because of his talent, but because you want to be there in case he’s serious about restarting his life, and being a top-flight player in the NFL. But Marrone needs to go to him, look him in the eye, and tell him that everything that happens to him from this point on is on HIM – and no one else. So, if he’s there on the roster in September (and I think he should be) then the next step is getting on the field as a starter. And then after that comes more production, and the Pro Bowl. After that – well, that’s why they call this a team sport. He has all the tools – let’s see if he picks them up and uses them in the right way. Another Eric Moulds? Sure – but a faster version, I think, with even better body control and hands. So, yeah, he can be a special one – IF he wants it. It’ll be fun to watch!

  • thefootballexpert

    Well only time will tell but you know what they say, you can take the jamoke out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the jamoke. Look at Arron Hernandez, 40 million dollars at age 23 and he flushed it all down the commode because he couldn’t get the ghetto out of him. These guys love being gang bangers, even more than being a millionaire.

  • chas territo

    The Bills cut him, deservedly so. He was not mature enough for my Bills. There were enough questionable things Da’Rick did, such as his not being prepared to practice, his laziness, his route running, his classroom habits and the worst, being called out by the head coach, Doud Marrone. He’s since signed with the Colts, so, they can deal with his immaturiy or not. Until he actually does grow up, he will continue to be a disappointment. This coming from a fan of his! GO BILLS!!