Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; St Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) rushes the passer during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins vs. Rams: Know Your Enemy


Most of us feel confident that we will walk out of St. Louis with a win.  However, most of us are basing this off of watching the Skins win in Week 1, and remembering how awful the Lambs were last year.  So who are these guys?  I asked my fellow editor over in St. Louis who it is we should watch out for this coming week.  His answer, in order of importance of who to watch out for: Chris Long, Danny Amendola, and Courtland Finnegan.  So who are these guys who’s names we should be listening out for this week.

Chris Long: I have to admit that I had to double check if he was hurt last week.  For the first time in a game since opening  week of 2010, Long was held without a tackle.  Expect Long to take this personally and try to expose a suspect pass protecting line.  He is still young, and one of the better defensive linemen in the game.  If we hear this name much on Sunday, then it will be a long day for RG3 and our passing game.

Danny Amendola: This might not be a name all of us recognize.  In fact, the Rams don’t have any household names at the WR position.  Amendola missed most of last year, but did have 85 receptions back in 2010.  The Saints put up 326 yards passing last week against the Redskins.  In today’s game, against Brees, this is actually pretty good.  If the Redskins secondary can keep Amendola in front of them and out of the end zone, consider this a victory, as this is the one guy that can cut up secondaries and put up points fast for the Rams.

Courtland Finnegan: This free agent acquisition anchors an improved secondary from the one that took the field for the Lambs last year.  In the first game as a Ram, Finnegan showed everyone why they paid him to play for St. Louis.  The Saints don’t have a corner back the caliber of Finnegan.  RG3 will have a harder test this weekend, so don’t be surprised if we only hear this name not because he is making plays, but due to the fact that the Redskin game plan is to throw away from Finnegan this week.
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