LA Rams DL Coach Henderson will sick Dawgs on the Bengals

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The LA Rams defensive line has trained for this moment. And when Super Bowl Sunday arrives, DL Coach Eric Henderson is about to unleash the hound on the unsuspecting cats, the Cincinnati Bengals. If you didn’t know, Coach “Henny” is the brains behind the brawn for the LA Rams

Who let the Dawgs out? Who?! Who?! Who, who, who?!

This Sunday, that is the question the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line will be asking themselves. And curiously, they will be asking that question, thanks to one of their former players. No, not Aaron Donald nor even A’Shawn Robinson. We’re talking about defensive line Eric Henderson himself. Did you know that he was once a Cincinnati Bengals defensive linemen?

After suffering injuries in the last two seasons with the Georgia Tech Yellow JackBets, Henderson signed on with the Bengals after the 2006 undrafted free agent rookie. While he played well enough during the preseason, he was moved to their practice squad. He remained a developmental player until 2008 when he played in two games before an injury ended his season.

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But when a door closes, a window opens. He ultimately found his way as the assistant defensive line coach to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017. He signed on as the LA Rams defensive line coach in 2019 and has done an incredible job for the Rams. He was promoted in 2021, now serving as the LA Rams Defensive Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach. And he has that defensive line burning red hot right now:

The LA Rams know they’ll need pressure from their defensive line.

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Let’s talk about how well this LA Rams defensive front matches up against the Bengals offensive line. Who are we talking about? Aaron Donald, A’Shawn Robinson, Greg Gaines, and even Sebastian Joseph Day could play huge roles in this one.