Golston said Kerrigan “is still playing at a Pro Bowl level.” Jackson said Kerrigan looks more “comfortable” in his second NFL season. And while his coverage and run-stopping abilities have certainly improved, being an all-around force requires more.
“Ultimately, I need to get to the quarterback more,” Kerrigan said.
If he does that, it could be the start of the Redskins‘ defense backing away from the brink of some dubious history.
How that happens could just be part of Kerrigan’s progression.
“Just keep grinding. It’s a long season,” he said. “We’re only halfway done, so anything can happen in these last eight games.”
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