In my story today, The St. Louis Rams corners should present a tough test for Seattle’s receivers on Sunday.
Seven-year veteran Cortland Finnegan and rookie Janoris Jenkins aren’t as tall and lanky as their Seattle counterparts Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman. Both are about 5-10 and 190 pounds, but are feisty playmakers that play physical out on the perimeter.
Finnegan is tied for second in the league in interceptions with three, including one returned for a 31-yard scored against Detroit in Week 1. Finnegan also kicks inside in nickel situations, and is known for trash talking around the league.
“You want him on your team on the football field, because the way he plays with that feistiness,” said Seattle defensive lineman Jason Jones, who played with Finnegan for four years at Tennessee. “He definitely knows how to get under your skin, do little things and talk to you. He’s definitely going to talk to you.”
Jenkins has 17 tackles and an interception on the year. Together, they’ve helped the Rams hold teams to just two passing touchdowns on the year, tied for first in the league. Seattle is last in the league in passing, averaging 127.7 yards a contest.