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Kerrigan is the NFL’s defensive rookie of the month

Ryan Kerrigan AP

With the first month of the NFL season already in the books, the league is now handing out a variety of awards.

The NFL defensive rookie of the month is Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

The 16th overall pick in the draft, Kerrigan has 13 tackles, five quarterback pressures, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two passes defensed, and an interception that he returned for a touchdown.

Kerrigan and Bryan Orakpo quickly have become one of the top pairs of outside linebackers in the NFL.

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34 Responses to “Kerrigan is the NFL’s defensive rookie of the month”
  1. fuqtard says: Sep 29, 2011 8:32 AM

    kid is a beast

  2. andyb053 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:41 AM

    Yet another sign that the Redskins are headed in the right direction. The team might still be years away from being truly competitive but they’re better than they were years ago.

  3. gprnutrition says: Sep 29, 2011 8:45 AM

    and I thought I smelt a BUST….only time will tell…

  4. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 29, 2011 8:46 AM

    I said when we drafted him we should have gotten a QB. He has really become a difference maker. Hopefully he continues to become a dominant force for the Redskins.

  5. therealsmiley says: Sep 29, 2011 8:49 AM

    Hail!!

  6. ocho says: Sep 29, 2011 8:53 AM

    I love the job that Bruce Allen and Shannahan are doing to make this a complete defense. Kerrigan has been everything I hoped for and some more through the first 3 weeks of the season.

  7. ocho says: Sep 29, 2011 8:57 AM

    Oh crap, I just realized that in 08 Chris Horton was the Defensive Rookie of the Month for the first 3 wks…that being said, Im extremely nervous now

  8. rodgersrodgersheisking says: Sep 29, 2011 9:00 AM

    So many awards. So many meaningless pointless awards. Is the next one ‘NFL Second Year Safety of the Month’?

  9. boysroll says: Sep 29, 2011 9:01 AM

    Where were orakpo and this kid in Dallas monday night? Did they play?

    LMAO.

  10. mightymightylafootball says: Sep 29, 2011 9:03 AM

    What makes Kerrigan awesome is his motor. He just goes and goes and goes. His stamina is unreal.

    Find me a play where that kid is walking or half-trotting. You cant. At least 5 times a game, he comes out of nowhere to make a play purely based on hussle. Guy’s like the Energizer Bunny on rocket fuel.

    We’ll see if he can keep it up all year (or all career). But damn….he’s something special.

  11. jmsincla says: Sep 29, 2011 9:07 AM

    Hail…Purdue! Great to see him get the recognition he deserves. Now if only he were athletic…ha.

  12. skins23 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:13 AM

    Boy, if only that idiot Mike Shanahan knew how to draft…….

    If Jenkins hadn’t gotten hurt in preseason, you’d REALLY be seeing some fireworks on our defensive side….

  13. lhaveprettyfeet says: Sep 29, 2011 9:20 AM

    It is Brian Orakpo, not Bryan

  14. skins23 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:42 AM

    boysroll says:
    Sep 29, 2011 9:01 AM
    Where were orakpo and this kid in Dallas monday night? Did they play?

    Yes actually they did play. Orakpo got hurt however. You probably went to bed early and didn’t watch the game.

    A lot of talking for a team that needed a miracle 3rd down and 10 different fumbles to bounce right into Romo’s hands to win.

  15. cardiovascularendurance says: Sep 29, 2011 9:56 AM

    I can see NFC rookie of the first two games, but the dude didn’t show up in Dallas.

  16. kamdaryda says: Sep 29, 2011 10:06 AM

    Hail Em Up!!!

  17. benh999 says: Sep 29, 2011 10:11 AM

    Defensive Rookie of the Month? How many freaking awards are there now?

  18. axespray says: Sep 29, 2011 10:12 AM

    Kerrigan, Cofield, Orakpo.

    You gotta respect that pass rushing trio.

  19. facetooth says: Sep 29, 2011 10:55 AM

    For the dense buffoons who are stating Kerrigan did not “show up” in Dallas.

    You might recall when he knocked the ball out of Tony Romo’s hand in the pocket (as he was being held) for one. That is called a forced fumble and can be a game altering play if the ball takes a different bounce.

    He was credited for better than average coverage on Witten (an all-pro TE). I would not expect for Kerrigan to cover him at all given the fact that he is still experiencing growing pains in his responsibility as a OLB.

    I also recall him getting credited for the sack after Dallas’ trigger happy center snapped the ball 10 yards behind Romo. This play resulted in a 3rd and 21.

    Ultimately Dallas converted – but to say he did not show up is a farce.

    This is a well deserved award.

  20. freebird2011 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:00 AM

    Good to see no lingering effects from that Tonya Harding episode….

    for the humor impaired, j/k

  21. waxthat says: Sep 29, 2011 11:04 AM

    I’d give it to Mason Foster.

  22. hendawg21 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:19 AM

    boysroll says:
    Sep 29, 2011 9:01 AM
    Where were orakpo and this kid in Dallas monday night? Did they play?

    LMAO.

    What a moron/idiot…oh they were there didn’t you see the holding call Kerrigan got on your righ tackle??? They were also another reason why that your offense couldn’t get in the endzone…

    And trust me Nov. 20th FedEx Field will be a different ending…

  23. kingokra says: Sep 29, 2011 11:21 AM

    He does the double axel-salchow-triple lutz combination better than anyone. Oops, wrong Kerrigan.

  24. howley1 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:29 AM

    And trust me Nov. 20th FedEx Field will be a different ending…

    ————–

    Why do you think that? The Cowboys will likely be a lot healthier for the next game.

  25. billinlouisiana says: Sep 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    boysroll says:
    Sep 29, 2011 9:01 AM
    Where were orakpo and this kid in Dallas monday night? Did they play?

    ———————————————————-

    Kerrigan was credited with 3 solo tackles and 1 assist, 1/2 sack (other half was given to Carriker, a forced fumble, and a QB hit. Not a bad game at all.

  26. hendawg21 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:34 AM

    howley1 says:
    Sep 29, 2011 11:29 AM
    And trust me Nov. 20th FedEx Field will be a different ending…

    ————–

    Why do you think that? The Cowboys will likely be a lot healthier for the next game.

    I doubt it, if after week 3 you’re this banged up it doesn’t get any easier plus wouldn’t make one bit of difference if you are or not Dallas is still leaving there with a”L” now you and the rest of your cowboy clan climb back in under your rock…

  27. howley1 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:37 AM

    I also recall him getting credited for the sack after Dallas’ trigger happy center snapped the ball 10 yards behind Romo. This play resulted in a 3rd and 21.

    ———————–

    That was the only tackle he made in the last ~25 minutes of the game. It wasn’t a sack, though. He only had a half a sack… shared by Carriker. The one that caused the fumble that you mentioned earlier.

  28. howley1 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:39 AM

    I doubt it, if after week 3 you’re this banged up it doesn’t get any easier plus wouldn’t make one bit of difference if you are or not Dallas is still leaving there with a”L” now you and the rest of your cowboy clan climb back in under your rock…

    —————

    Wow, butt hurt much?

    18-16.

  29. howley1 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    Yes actually they did play. Orakpo got hurt however.

    ———————–

    He didn’t get hurt. He had cramps. He complained about the Texas heat and humidity like it was a surprise to him even though he was born in Texas, and played high school and college ball in Texas. In other words, he’s a big excuse factory. He has *never* shown up against the Cowboys.

  30. vanilla2 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:44 AM

    Cowboys 18 Skins 16

    FAIL!

  31. skins23 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:44 AM

    Yes of course, only the Cowboys have injuries… its not like Jenkins and Buchanon and Young were out…. Orakpo got hurt, Armstrong got hurt early and was out… Cooley and Landry not 100%… but yeah, only Cowboys have injuries.

  32. turgidsen says: Sep 29, 2011 2:05 PM

    facetooth says:
    Sep 29, 2011 10:55 AM
    For the dense buffoons who are stating Kerrigan did not “show up” in Dallas.

    You might recall when he knocked the ball out of Tony Romo’s hand in the pocket (as he was being held) for one. That is called a forced fumble and can be a game altering play if the ball takes a different bounce.

    He was credited for better than average coverage on Witten (an all-pro TE). I would not expect for Kerrigan to cover him at all given the fact that he is still experiencing growing pains in his responsibility as a OLB.

    I also recall him getting credited for the sack after Dallas’ trigger happy center snapped the ball 10 yards behind Romo. This play resulted in a 3rd and 21.

    Ultimately Dallas converted – but to say he did not show up is a farce.

    This is a well deserved award.

    ————————————————————

    Facetooth that was a nice effort but you never will win a pissing contest with a ….. (well you know the rest)

  33. footballfanman says: Sep 29, 2011 2:31 PM

    boysroll is just a troll. You won’t hear won’t hear a peep outta that turd whenever Dallas loses. If they squeak out some out ugly win he’ll talk crap all week like his team just won the Superbowl. Just a weird loser.

  34. waltdawg says: Sep 29, 2011 5:38 PM

    Nice job Ryan. Hail Skins. Kick some Ram A$$

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