Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan is college football’s best-kept secret
Other than Kerrigan, no Redskins player has more than 11/2 sacks. Halfway through the season, the team has just 14 sacks (20th in the NFL), which, along with a weak secondary, is part of the reason why the unit is on pace to give up more passing yards than any in league history. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said that a bulk of Kerrigans diminished impact can be attributed to the extra attention teams now devote to him with Orakpo sidelined. Hes getting a lot of double-teams, a lot of chips. Last week because of where he was at, the tight end stayed in and blocked, Haslett said. Obviously, its a lot easier on him last year when he has Rak running around with him, Haslett added. But its a different dynamic this year.
Ryan Kerrigan asks Richmond about Ryan Kerrigan
(Credit, Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) But the question of the hour is this: How will these disrespectful comments affect Washington this Sunday? The answer has two possibilities: 1) The comments will mean nothing to the Redskins, or 2) This bulletin board material will light a fire under the burgundy and gold. Some say that theres no such thing as bulletin board material; that if an NFL player needs to be inspired by words to perform at his best, then his best isnt good enough to begin with. This rhetoric sounds OK, but logically, it is flawed. Players dont always perform at their peak, and sometimes are unfocused on gameday. This is why playoff competition is the NFLs best product, as every player is at his optimal level of focus and the play shows on the field. Unequivocally option number two will describe how the Redskins will respond to Pierres words. Expect a fire to be lit under the Redskins, in particular look for left tackle Trent Williams to have his very best game as a professional.
Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins’ defense
At this point in their respective careers, the dynamic duo has each experienced individual success without much help on the other side. Brian Orakpo burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2009, tallying 19.5 sacks in his first two seasons and a pair of Pro Bowl selections. Kerrigan has 16 sacks in his first two seasons and was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season, playing largely alongside backup linebacker Rob Jackson . While Kerrigan has the ability to take over a game off the edge, his goal for 2013 is to be a regular force to be reckoned with. Consistency; that is my goal for the year. I started off pretty well last season but then towards the end of the season, I had some up and down games, he said. I just strive to play at a high level every week, both as an individual and as a teammate. With regards to a productive game vs. and unproductive game, Kerrigan said that sometimes he is asked to drop back in coverage more, which can affect how many opportunities he has for sacks and fumbled in a given game.
Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has someone to admire in Ryan D’Emidio
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Ryan Kerrigan’s Lambeau Leap turns into FedEx fizzle (VIDEO) USATODAY 5:42 p.m. EDT October 7, 2012 The lead-up to the flop. (Photo: NFL.com) SHARECONNECT 9 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE What happens when a player wants to do the Lambeau Leap when he’s not at Lambeau Field? Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins found out Sunday at FedEx Field when he tried to jump into the stands after returning an interception for a touchdown, only to realize the wall at the stadium came up to his waist. It would have been like trying to do a flying chest-bump with a five-year-old. Kerrigan looked awkward while hitting the brakes and gingerly lunging into the fans cheering at sea level, but imagine how much worse it would have been if he went into the stands like Donald Driver and fell into a void like a lead singer whose audience doesn’t like crowd surfing. About the Author
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The first paragraph grabbed him: My name is Ryan DEmidio. I am 16 years old with seven brothers and sisters. My Mom and I got into a car accident and I had to come three months early. I was critical for 21/2 years. The doctors said I would die several times, and if I did live, I would be a vegetable (I eat vegetables now!). I do have cerebral palsy and some learning difficulties.
He’s hardly a blip on the national radar. During the 2011 NFL Draft, that low-profile could change. Kerrigan’s blend of work-ethic and Hulk-like strength make him a desirable prospect, and he’ll look to follow Anthony Spencer, Shaun Phillips and Rosevelt Colvin as Purdue linemen who made a splash in the pros. Hope certainly believes Kerrigan will be a star. “He’s the total package in a lot of ways,” the coach said.
Ryan Kerrigan’s Lambeau Leap turns into FedEx fizzle (VIDEO)
In the second quarter of a surprisingly scoreless game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the second-year Washington Redskins linebacker made one of the hightlight-reel plays of the season. Having beaten his man and arrived in the backfield looking to damage Atlanta’s cause, Kerrigan wisely paused to consider his options. Then, when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw the ball, Kerrigan leaped in the air, swatted it, caught it and ran it all the way back to the end zone for a touchdown. [+] Enlarge Evan Vucci/AP Photo Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan runs for a touchdown as Falcons QB Matt Ryan tries to chase him down. The play was smart, instinctive, athletic and difference-making. And even though he’s just now embarking upon the second month of his second NFL season, Kerrigan has fit all of those descriptions and has emerged as the superstar leader of the Redskins’ defense this year.
Ryan Kerrigan Seeks Consistent Success
Kerrigan is such a good and trustworthy person that teammate Logan Paulsen said that “If there’s one guy on the team I’d want my daughter to date, it would be Ryan Kerrigan”. Quite possibly the most important thing that Kerrigan has not done is regress. He steadily and often dramatically improved from year to year and game to game at Purdue, and he has done the same with the Redskins. His numbers have improved in nearly every statistical category with each successive year. Most notably with his best trait; rushing the quarterback. In 2012, Kerrigan’s 50 hurries ranked first among all outside linebackers and third overall. His 68 total QB pressures trailed only Aldon Smith’s 72 among OLBs.