Ryan Kerrigan Seeks Consistent Success
They were the only tight ends with double-digit touchdown receptions or 1,000 receiving yards last season. Their size and athleticism creates nightmare matchups for defense, but Kerrigan (6-4, 260) is determined to improve on last years game against Gronkowski , in which the Patriots star had a season-high 160-receiving yards and two touchdowns on six receptions. You want to be physical at the line because he is a taller guy, Kerrigan said of Graham . You dont want to let him off the line because once he does, he gets out in the open, and when the ball is up in the air, nine times out of 10 hes going to come down with it. The Saints of course, try to counter any physicality against Graham by where they position him on the field. Hes usually inside but they split him out a lot because, a receiving threat like that with his height, you want him down the middle of the field exposing matchups, Kerrigan said. Hes probably faster than a lot of linebackers, bigger than a lot of DBs, definitely a guy that they try to exploit. Overall, Kerrigan is more confident about his coverage ability this season because of his familiarity with his responsibilities. Last year was his first season transitioning from defensive end, so coverage concepts took some getting used to.
Foundation formed for Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan
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) 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.
Washington Redskins rookie Ryan Kerrigan is eager to learn from Brian Orakpo
16 pick out of Purdue, is learning a new position (TRACY A WOODWARD/THE WASHINGTON) The Washington Redskins drafted Ryan Kerrigan 16th overall with the expectation that he could make the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker and pair with Brian Orakpo to form a dominant pass-rushing tandem. So when Kerrigan and Orakpo met for the first time Tuesday the first day of a three-day informal minicamp organized by the players the rookie wasted little time picking the third-year veterans brain. Like Kerrigan (6 feet 4, 267 pounds), the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Orakpo was a standout defensive end for his college, the University of Texas. As a rookie in 2009, he made a fairly seamless transition to linebacker. In two seasons, Orakpo has tallied 19.5 sacks (11 as a rookie, 8.5 last season) and back-to-back Pro Bowl selections, despite the necessity of significantly changing his technique and approach. Kerrigan, who in four seasons at Purdue University had 33 sacks , hopes to make a similar impact in his rookie season.
Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan seeks to produce sacks on a consistent basis
He doesnt have to reinvent himself at a different position like Orakpo was forced to in Year 2. All Kerrigan has to do is build on a strong foundation. Enlarge Photo This season marks the second for Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan in defensive … more> I just want to be more consistent. I think last year I did some good things, but I also had some games where I kind of didnt really do much at all, Kerrigan said. I want to be more consistent, play each game at a high level and be a productive member of the team. Kerrigan was a productive starter in his rookie year with 63 tackles and 71/2 sacks. Middle linebacker London Fletcher went to the Pro Bowl, but Kerrigan showed flashes of the kind of player he can become. Those flashes arent enough.
(Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily) Tue., Jul. 30, 2013 5:30PM – 6:00PM EDT Training Camp Press Conference: Shanahan Training camp press conference with Head Coach Mike Shanahan, LIVE from Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA. Wed., Jul. 31, 2013 10:00AM – 11:20AM EDT Walk-Through – Open to the Public The practices sessions are open to the public free of charge. The gates will open at 9AM and close at 6PM.Practice dates are subject to change without notice. For the latest training camp information, please continue to visit http://www.redskins.com/trainingcamp . Wed., Jul. 31, 2013 11:30AM – 12:00PM EDT Training Camp Press Conference Redskins players take the podium at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA.
Ryan Kerrigan’s Lambeau Leap turns into FedEx fizzle (VIDEO)
“Got a few new Twitter followers out of it,” Kerrigan said in a phone interview Friday. “And my friends have definitely told me every time they’ve seen it on the Top 10 plays, so that’s exciting.” [+] Enlarge AP Photo/Cliff Owen Ryan Kerrigan said that he feels he can be a focal point in the Redskins’ 3-4 defensive scheme. Kerrigan said he’d dreamed, of course, about scoring an NFL touchdown. But since he never found the end zone as a collegiate defensive end at Purdue, it seemed inconceivable that he’d do it in his first game. For a guy making the sometimes difficult transition from end to linebacker with only a month’s worth of NFL practices before the regular season began, it was a thrilling moment. It didn’t mean he’d solved anything, though. The Redskins’ 3-4 defense is suited to take immediate advantage of Kerrigan’s raw skills as a pass-rusher, and playing outside linebacker opposite Brian Orakpo puts Kerrigan in position to pile up sacks and big plays. But there’s more to the position than that, as Kerrigan saw when he hit the film room.
Ryan Kerrigan gets back to work
The top qualifiers for Tuesdays final should be the Olympic champion Agnel, the world champion Lochte and the 2013 world leader Izotov. Keep an eye on Hagino, too, whos entered in six individual events. Two of the top four fastest men this year Sun Yang and Jeremy Stravius were not entered in this event. World record holder Paul Biedermann and Olympic silver medalist Park Tae-Hwan are not in Barcelona, and, of course, two-time world champion Michael Phelps is retired. Womens 200 Individual Medley Final Field 1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:08.59 2. Ye Shiwen (CHN) 2:09.12 3. Alicia Coutts (AUS) 2:10.06 4. Sophie Allen (GBR) 2:10.23 5.Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP) 2:10.66 6. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 2:10.70 WILL REPORTEDLY SCRATCH 7.
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How are you? Im doing well. Instinctively, DEmidio went in for a hug. Kerrigan wrapped him up, snugger than Eli Manning. I appreciate that, the player said as the two shared a few minutes. DEmidio walked away for a few minutes and returned with a 70-page, self-published book he had written, titled My Life Ryan DEmidio. Read this book to your family, he said, handing it to Kerrigan. Itll make you cry. I dont want to cry, Kerrigan said. Not to worry, he was told, its a good cry: the story of a baby who almost didnt make it, who survived a 15-car pileup in his mothers womb, an incubator, thousands of tubes and needles thrust into his body and, as a young boy, bullying in school. Oh, and the awkwardness of adolescence.
Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has someone to admire in Ryan D’Emidio
Shut out by opponents in three consecutive outings, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan finally ended his sackless streak last Sunday and increased his season total to 41/2through eight games. It came while snuffing out a would-be wide receiver pass, rather than on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But a sacks a sack, and Kerrigan hopes that the second half of the season brings better results than the first. Six games into his new role as leading pass-rusher for the Redskins, Kerrigan still is working to produce on a consistent basis. Kerrigan, the 16th overall pick of the 2011 draft, was supposed to team with Brian Orakpo to give the Redskins an imposing 1-2 pass-rushing punch. But when Orakpo was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle in Week 2, Kerrigan was thrust into a leading role . After recording 11/2 sacks in the first two games without Orakpo, Kerrigan hit a rough patch. He went three straight games (109 pass plays) without recording a sack or quarterback pressure. His struggles reflect those of an entire unit.
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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. Make no mistake about it; Trent Williams, who is performing at a probowl level this season, will be inspired to play because of Pierres comments, and subsequently will be bringing his A game to New York this week. If Trent Williams can dominate Jason Pierre-Paul, that will be significant in helping Robert Griffin lead the burgundy and gold to a curly W. However the battle between Pierre-Paul and Trent Williams, may take a backseat to another key matchup on the line that will have a bigger impact on the game.