Rams Secondary FormidableDecember 21st, 2012
Yeah, the Bucs passing game has been rough of late. Trying to get on track Sunday might be a hurdle.
The Rams defense is a bit underrated in Joe’s eyes. It gets a strong pass rush from its ends, has one of the most unheralded linebackers in Son of Animal, James Laurinaitis, and then there are the cornerbacks.
Last offseason, the Rams really beefed up their secondary by landing free agent Cortland Finnegan and drafting supremely talented problem child Janoris Jenkins.
Joe got a chance to chat with Bucs receiver Tiquan Underwood and trust Joe, the Rams cornerback duo has the attention of the Bucs.
“They have been playing pretty well,” Underwood said. “Jenkins already has a couple of picks for touchdowns. He’s an aggressive and talented player. We just have to execute and stay on the same page as our quarterback.”
When it comes to Finnegan, Underwood has a bit of a history going mano y mano against Finnegan a few times when the two were division rivals, Finnegan played for Tennessee and Underwood for Jacksonville. But Underwood downplayed gaining any extra knowledge of Finnegan from those match-ups.
“It is a new year and two different teams,” Underwood said. “It’s all about executing this Sunday.”
The Bucs M*A*S*H unit of an offensive line has done a good job of keeping quarterback Josh Freeman’s jersey clean this year. If they can continue to do that Sunday, that will be half the battle of getting the Bucs’ passing game back in the groove.