Carriker agrees with RG3 on Rams


Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says the Rams are dirty.  The Rams (specifically running back Steven Jackson) say that Griffin is not in Waco anymore.

But Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker, who suffered a torn quad tendon early in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, agrees with Griffin’s belief that there’s something dirty in St. Louis.

“You know, I played two plays, but from what I saw I would completely agree,” Carriker told our pals LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. on Thursday, via the Washington Post.  “I don’t know, but it looked like they’re coached to play that way.  I don’t know if that’s the truth, but that’s just what it looked like.  I mean, I saw [London Fletcher] on the ground, the O-lineman jumps on him.

“You know, there were guys on the sideline talking about ‘the guy was twisting my ankle under the pile,’ or ‘this guy was talking about I’m gonna take your knees out after a play.’  Some guys said it was the dirtiest game they’d ever played in.  And I’d never seen anything quite like it, just because it looked like they could explode at any second.”

Carriker thinks it’s a reality of the replacement officials.

“You have to approach it like that with these new refs, just because you can tell that they’re not the regular refs,” Carriker said. “The way I would handle it if I was able to suit up this Sunday, I would try to dominate them in between the play.

“And then if they did something after the play, I would do exactly what Fletch did after that guy jumped on him.  Fletch got up, stared at him, got right in his face.  Did not push him, did not shove him, but he let him know, that’s not gonna happen. And you can’t throw a flag for that. That’s exactly how I would handle it.”

Carriker’s belief that the Rams are “coached to play that way” raises some interesting questions.  During his time as head coach of the Titans, Jeff Fisher had plenty of players with a reputation for being chippy — as does his former defensive coordinator’s Lions team.

Moreover, someone who is very familiar with the Saints defense under coordinator Gregg Williams recently remarked that the Rams defense has Gregg Williams’ fingerprints all over it, presumably via his son, Blake.  So even though there’s surely no bounty or pay-for-performance program in St. Louis, the comments from Carriker should make folks wonder whether there’s an institutional approach to getting under the skin of opposing players by going after them, after the whistle.

Which makes me even more convinced that Cortnoris will be doing their best to cause Brandon Marshall to blow a gasket on Sunday at Soldier Field.

55 responses to “Carriker agrees with RG3 on Rams

  1. You mean the redskins DE? Wow you guys said he played for the Rams get it together.

    And wow… thats news… its so weird that a player on the same team would agree…. I mean I am in shock…. Wow a player agreeing with their quarterback/team leader… thats different…

  2. “You know, I played two plays,”……Just an attempt by some NOBODY to get some press time. The redskins are like a bad disease! You play them and the people on you team that can identify with the the most, the benchwarmers, catch the crybaby disease….redskins will be swept by the NFC EAST and once again miss the playoffs! No surprise there though!

  3. I don’t remember players being this whiney before. This stuff has always happened and has absolutely nothing to do with the replacement officials.

  4. Geez, get over lost the game!! I’m not going to say the Rams didnt have a couple of shots that should have drew flags (hit on Fletcher and Davis) but the flag for late hit on RGIII on the sidelines was BS. Point being-the refs let the game get out of control and the Ram’s came away with a W

  5. More whining from the Redskins because they didn’t win their game. The game was a bit chippy – but to act like The Rams were the only ones at fault and hitting after the play is ignorant and false.

    But go ahead and keep on Crying RG3 – you’re only exposing yourself to more harassment from future defenses knowing they can get in your head.

    BTW Mike sando (NFC West blogger) reviewed the tape and didn’t see any “Dirty” hits… And the hit by the Janoris Jenkins btw wasn’t dirty – it was completely legal. No launching, didn’t lead with his helmet, receiver had already taken atleast 2 steps.

  6. Hard to believe 1st round bust Carriker has a problem with his old team. What a bunch of whiners. A QB that can only run is appalled at getting tackled. Pathetic.

  7. I’m already starting to see the exact comparisons to Cam and RGIII, they both like to ride on the excuse train. We didn’t get beat, we beat ourselves, I have played 2 nfl games, and the rams are dirty, because I know what nfl football is about. I think it’s hilarious that bob thinks this game is going to be so easy, he hasn’t even faced anyone in hi own division yet. Think things are easy, wait until you play a really good defense.. Stop crying bob, while you look for excuses, and are worried about “dirty” teams, luck continues to stay out of the spotlight, and let his game do the talking. It’s not even gonna be close, Luck will be the most superior QB in the league, while bob is going to start being compared to leaf, as who was the biggest second overall bust! All hail LUCK

  8. Shut up rook…oh what’s that? You mean Carriker isn’t a rookie but a seasoned Vet. Well…

    Anyone that saw that game knows that the Rams played as if they had bounties out on certain players.

  9. STL got in WAS’s heads last Sunday and I give them credit for taking advantage of the loose officiating.

    It was obvious and the refs let them get away with it.

    Do I blame them? No.

  10. The Rams also traded Carriker away because he was one of their many first round busts.

    I would probably be more surprised if he didn’t agree with his quarterback – but when a team trades you away and then beats your team, does anyone really expect him to say “RGIII is wrong, the Rams aren’t dirty”?

  11. Ive always found it funny that Jeff Fisher sits on the competition committee , and every team he has coached is known for being in point he ran and got the diretiest back on his team –Courtland Finnegan..
    he should be thrown off that committee..

  12. It’s football the redskins need to quit crying the game has been played the same way since it started . I say if they dont like it go play basketball where all contact is a foul .

  13. Most people also thought the Titans were dirty when Fisher was coach.
    I don’t like whiners, but maybe there is some truth to it. These kids today are too soft. If they played in the day with my hottie Romanowski, they would get run out of the league,

  14. Here’s the kicker, Fisher is on the competition comittee. As a skins fan, I was pissed that Shanahan was hugging and smiling with his buddy Fisher after the game when he saw what everyone else did from the Rams. Gotta make the players feel like he’s got their back huh….

  15. In order to be swept by the NFC East AGAIN, you have to be swept once.

    Count 2 wins vs. the Gints last year Voice&Trolldom, u?

    Aand Carriker has been playing this game for a while. He’s a starter & only out ’cause he’s injured. So that’s why the ‘reason’ is replaced by trolldom there.

    All that being said – I didn’t realize there was even a DEBATE about how dirty that game was. Thought it was a given, esp. seeing how Monday nite turned out.

  16. now thats a DANG football coach ,

    thats how u play the game

    just win

    anything it takes,

    Jeff Fisher is a beast,

    hes got the Rams believing just in 2 games…

  17. One of the dirtiest games I have ever seen. How an offensive lineman can launch himself like a lawn dart at a downed players back well after the whistle has blown, and not get a penalty is amazing. Or Griffin slides and three Rams dive and deliver forearms to the head while he’s on the ground and not get penalties. It happened the entire game.

    I wonder if coaches are going to get to a point with the Rams where they tell there fifth WR to retailiate (Andre Johnson style) against Finnagan in order to have them both ejected. That guy is the deffinition of dirty. If the Rams continue to play that way, it will be a league wide understanding that when you play the Rams you try to injure them every possible chance you get. That type of play will come back to bite them.

  18. Amen. that game was disgusting, and if you didn’t watch the whole game (highlights don’t count) you should shut your mouth. it was a disgusting performance from bounty scheme Jr.

  19. This isn’t news. This is Jeff Fisher. This comes from Buddy Ryan. This is what he taught in
    Houston/Tennessee. I watched him laugh on the
    sidelines when one of his wideouts took out
    Rodney Harrison’s knee. I thought Bruschi was
    gonna kill Fisher.

  20. I would have to agree to an extent. Jeff Fisher-coached teams have always had this rap. And another disciple of his, Jim Schwartz, coaches his team the same way. There’s something to this. I’m just glad I’m not a Rams fan so I don’t have to watch them.

  21. Cortland Finnegan is on this team. I don’t understand how there are any questions about whether they encourage dirty play when he is one of their marquee players.

  22. no surprise this follows Fisher from TN to StLou…he fools many in the media with the smug “classy” image that he works so hard to cultivate, but the dirty play is a tenet of his coaching…

  23. I really think that most of your comments against the Skins are just spiteful ” i hate the skins so anything they do must be wrong” comments. if you look at the game everything theyve said it true. There was even video of it, one being that after a play was over and whistle was blown Finnegan grabbed someones ankle on camera twisted it and yanked it before throwing it down and walking away. Do your research before you come on here spouting BS.

  24. You have to remember who the coach is…Jeff Fisher who was the coach of the Titans. Other teams were saying the same thing about the Titans when he was the coach there. Coincidence? You make the call.

  25. Rams are suddenly a classless organization after one game accused of being dirty?
    What have the Rams done in the past to become this classless organization?

  26. To a man I don’t believe there is one NFL or football player in general who doesn’t appreciate a hard fought physical game, and anyone who’s played also knows this…and I believe what RGIII was saying hey it’s football its suppose to be violent physical game, however, his point was you draw the line when teams/players start using dirty tactics and that makes a big difference. For those who think it’s whining you must not have played the game, because when everyone including the announcers, ESPN, NFL Network etc., say the same thing it’s not whining it’s a fact. The officials lost control the inmates were running the asylum…if they’d flagged and maybe tossed a player or two I bet it would have ceased.

  27. stlrams39 says:
    Sep 21, 2012 12:48 PM
    Rams are suddenly a classless organization after one game accused of being dirty?
    What have the Rams done in the past to become this classless organization?

    I don’t think people are saying the organization as a whole just the COACH and players…and lets look at common denominators…Jeff Fisher, Greg Williams and Jim Schwartz have all worked/coached together…and we all saw how last year Detroit was and is a dirty playing team see SUH etc., so there is a connection and reason to believe…

  28. There’s A HUGE difference between being coached to play tough and aggressive and to play DIRTY, the RAMS are definitely playing DIRTY and it should be looked into. If G Williams is having ay influence via his son or however it violates his suspension and NO CONTACT agreement

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