LA Rams DL Coach Henderson will sick Dawgs on the Bengals

Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
4 of 5
LA Rams News A'Shawn Robinson
Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports /

Who’s that Who Dey?

In every successful group, there is always one player who must sacrifice a bit of himself for the good of the team. While few sing his praises right now, that beast of burden is LA Rams veteran defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson. Trust me, he won’t be off the radar screen for much longer.

He is a teddy bear off the football field. But put football pads on him and place him onto a football field, and he transforms into 100 percent Kodiak Bear (a bigger more vicious version of brown/grizzly bears). In the playoffs so far, he is leading the defense in tackles with 16, despite playing just 50 percent of the defensive snaps.

The most curious thing about that is that he is a situationally-dependant rotational.

Hungry player gonna eat

Robinson is one of the hungriest players on the Rams’ defense. Long-buried on the defense of the Detroit Lions, Robinson found his escape when he signed on with the LA Rams in 2020. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, he was unable to join the team for the first half of the season. It wasn’t until the NFL playoffs last year that we were truly able to witness what A’Shawn Robinson could bring to this defense.

In six career playoff games, this defensive lineman has 29 tackles and no quarterback sacks. But don’t be underestimating his impact. We know that offenses want to run against the LA Rams defense, but A’Shawn Robinson quickly forces them to rethink that strategy. A’Shawn Robinson has been a very solid player for the Rams defense so far. I believe that he could have a multiple sack game against the Bengals’ offensive line.