Going into the second quarter of the 2011 season, the 49ers have jumped out of the gates by thumping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a the tune of 48-3. It was a great, all-around performance by the team. The offense was clicking.
The defense bullied the Bucs offense all day. The special teams unit won the field position battle.
One notable element to the surging 49ers is their ability to force turnovers. With another three take aways on Sunday, the 49ers are plus-10, good for second place behind the Buffalo Bills.
49ers free agent acquisition, Carlos Rogers, has made his presence felt in the 49ers secondary the past three weeks, picking off passes in each game.
Sunday against the Bucs, he scored a touchdown, returning a Josh Freeman interception for 31 yards.
Rogers, known around the league for having terrible ball skills, looks like a brand new player for the red and gold. He's been establishing himself more with each game.
Making plays for his team also helps the 49ers defense, which has been a very opportunistic bunch this season.
Looking back at other recent free agent signings at the cornerback position, will Rogers' success continue a trend or is it an aberration?
The following slides will take a close look at a couple of free agent corners the 49ers signed over the years, comparing their performance to that of Rogers.