It recently came to my attention that Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was featured on the NFL Network’s show “Sound FX,” which features microphone’d players and whatever they have to say over the course of a game.
The microphone in his helmet was used to catch his interactions between teammates, coaches and opponents during the Redskins-Vikings game on Christmas Eve.
Kerrigan is a ferocious athlete, and has been called one of, if not the strongest Redskins on the team. As a converted defensive end out of college, he played every snap of his rookie season and was in the Top-10 of every meaningful defensive category for his position, including tackles, tackles of a loss, sacks, forced fumbles, interceptions and defensive touchdowns.
He was thrice nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week, and was the September recipient of Rookie of the Month.
But he strikes me as a curious designee for the microphone treatment, a role normally filled by the iconic smack-talkers on a team.