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Two touchdowns make Janoris Jenkins the defensive player of the week


When the Rams sat Janoris Jenkins down for a game after the cornerback violated team rules, it served as a reminder that Jenkins entered the league with serious character concerns and slipped in this year’s draft as a result.

When he intercepted two Ryan Lindley passes and returned them for touchdowns in last weekend’s 31-17 win over the Cardinals, it served as a reminder of why the Rams rolled the dice on him with the 39th pick of the draft. Those exploits were enough to make Jenkins the NFC defensive player of the week for Week 12.

Jenkins’ first pick-six opened up St. Louis’ scoring for the day in the second quarter and number two extended their lead to 11 points in the third quarter. It was the first victory for the Rams since the first week of October, ending a five-game winless streak that soured a Rams season that started with wins in three of their first five games.

Jenkins has three picks on the year overall and has shown plenty of the ability that made people consider him a first-round talent if not for the red flags in his past. If he can keep any more of them from popping up, it seems Jenkins is on his way to a fruitful career on the corner for the Rams. It’s a big if, but Jenkins showed last Sunday why the Rams are willing to take the risk.

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10 Responses to “Two touchdowns make Janoris Jenkins the defensive player of the week”
  1. fcoprado says: Nov 28, 2012 10:54 AM

    No doubt he has talent,enough to be a shutdown corner,but must overcome mental mistakes and keep his head straight.

  2. oaktown49er says: Nov 28, 2012 11:13 AM

    Career day for the rook, but someone has to teach him how to spin the football on the ground to celebrate. He fails once on the first TD and twice on the second..seriously watch the highlights….lol.

  3. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Nov 28, 2012 11:41 AM

    Far and away the best corner in that draft and Fisher knew it. It will be fun watching him put that team together.

  4. anarchopurplism says: Nov 28, 2012 11:50 AM

    But Suh also hawked 2 balls & a wang on 1 play!

  5. beardinals says: Nov 28, 2012 12:06 PM

    He should send Lindley some donuts as a thanks for the gifts.

  6. steelerben says: Nov 28, 2012 1:40 PM

    If Offensive Player of the Week gets an astrix against the Eagles, the Defensive Player of the Week against the Cardinals does, too.

  7. deltaoracle says: Nov 28, 2012 3:49 PM

    Those two clowns managed to ruin a very nice picture of a cheerleader.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 29, 2012 9:13 AM

    Jenkins comes with lots of character red flags. He has played well and few questioned his talent. The question is how will he handle a little success in the future?

  9. mightyquinn69 says: Dec 3, 2012 2:51 PM

    All the kid has to do is listen to coach, and be humble, take good sound advice, and he will be fine. He has Cortland Finnegan on the other side, as a mentor. Just listen, and he will become an elite player in the NFL.

  10. mightyquinn69 says: Dec 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    Did you see how he exploded, and scooped up the ball for that TD against the 40whiners? Tell me how many players can make that play in the NFL? Not many! I say Troy P. and E. Reid, is just a couple I can come up with.

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