Washington Redskins’ second-year outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan Thursday evening made an appearance on ESPN2’s “NFL 32,” the network’s daily look at the ongoings of the National Football League’s 32 football teams.
Kerrigan — whose appearance was delayed about 20 minutes due to a college softball game that was running late — discussed everything via phone call from the tough NFC East, to rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and his transition from defensive end in college to outside linebacker in the pros.
On the competition in the NFC East, Kerrigan said:
“When you’ve got Michael Vick, Tony Romo and Eli Manning in our division, you know, you’ve got to bring it week-in and week-out, and really, especially as a defense, we’ve got to bring our “A”-game. … You know, they’re all tough to prepare for. I mean, Philly, obviously, has a ton of speed with (DeSean) Jackson, (LeSean) McCoy and (Michael) Vick. The Cowboys do a lot of different things offensively. So, you it’s hard to say which team is the toughest to prepare for, because every week, every division game is so crucial and so valuable, especially in the NFC East.”
Kerrigan on Redskins’ first-round (second overall) selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, quarterback Robert Griffin III:
“Well I’ve just noticed that he’s a real hard-working, real humble guy. He’s in there early and stays late, just like you want a quarterback to be. He’s done real well. Obviously, he’s very athletic, and we noticed that today (in organized team activities): He had a play where he broke out and ran for about 30 yards on us. So it’s exciting to see those kind of things from our quarterback.”
Kerrigan on his previous experience in pass coverage:
“Very little. I did a little bit my sophomore year, but after that I was hand-in-the-ground, going forward at all times. So it was an adjustment coming into the 3-4 system, but now that I have an offseason that I get to work on my drops a little more and get to work on my cover skills a little more, I’m excited to see what I can do this season.”
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