Recruiting typically focuses on the positive attributes of a player. The Denver Broncos recruitment of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did anything but that.
The Broncos are doing what they can to bring a Super Bowl championship to Denver. They know that Peyton Manning will not last more than a couple seasons (if that) so while they have one of the best quarterbacks in the game the team is trying its best to surround him with the play makers he needs.
That includes a defense that is going to be able to stop opponents and put the ball back in Peyton’s hands. Hence, going after defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. While the chance to compete for the Super Bowl had to be part of the carrot they dangled to him, that was not the crux of the sales pitch the Broncos gave him.
They told him what he does wrong.
“They told me about my flaws. Nobody had done that, and it impressed me,” Rodgers-Cromartie told the Bradenton Herald. “They told me what I needed to work and how they would get me better instead of telling me about what I could do.”