We all know what the D.C. media says about the Redskins, but what’s going on behind enemy lines? During the season, we’re going to head over to the opposing side and look in on the game chatter in preparation for that week’s match up.
This week we’re checking out what the Rams and the St. Louis media are saying about the Redskins.
The media says…
“Both teams have a tall order defending Quinn and Kerrigan. Whichever team does a better job of shutting the rookies, as well as their more seasoned counterparts, just might have the best shot at winning the game.” – Turf Show Times comparing Robert Quinn to Defensive Rookie of the Month, Ryan Kerrigan.
“However, this might not be the optimum week to shore up that area — not with the Washington Redskins coming to town. For starters, Washington has a young but talented tandem of pass-rushing outside linebackers in third-year pro Brian Orakpo and rookie Ryan Kerrigan.” – Jim Thomas of STLtoday.com on the difficulty the Rams may have in improving pass protection on Sunday.
“With an even tougher schedule coming up after their Week 5 bye the Rams need to pull out an underdog victory to give ticket-buying fans—and coach-firing owners—a little faith in the new braintrust and its complex new offense. A win against the Washington Redskins, perhaps the weakest team they'll meet in the first half of the season, could accomplish that.” – SB Nation St. Louis calling Washington weaker than the Rams’ next three opponents -- the Packers, Cowboys, and Saints.
The team says…
"Kerrigan's more of like a power guy. He doesn't have Orakpo's speed. But Orakpo's very athletic. He can beat you a few different ways. His outside speed rush is pretty good. He really likes to attack the outside arm and get around the edge, and it worked a few times against Dallas." – Rams tackle Rodger Saffold, who will mostly line up against Orakpo on Sunday.
"O.J. and I have problems because he didn't leave me any of his toys to put in my locker.” – Rams James Laurinaitis, who is a little upset that former Ram/current Redskin O.J. Atogwe didn’t leave him a parting gift when he left St. Louis.
This has nothing to do with the Redskins, but Sims-Walker tweets this every day. It's like the Rams version of "what up doe".