Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thoughts as Jenkins, Kendricks score TDs
By Mike Sando
The St. Louis Rams' Janoris Jenkins scored his fourth touchdown of the season Sunday.
That's a lot for a cornerback.
Consider that Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald also has four touchdowns this season.
Jenkins' pick-six Sunday marked his third of the season. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown to help beat San Francisco. Every time Jenkins makes a big play, he raises his profile in the discussion for defensive rookie of the year.
Jenkins has not always been consistent in coverage, but his big plays have been the difference for the Rams in multiple victories this season. At the very least, Jenkins is looking like the playmaker St. Louis sought in the 2012 draft.
Teammate Lance Kendricks, meanwhile, has opened the second half in Tampa Bay with an 80-yard touchdown reception. The Rams hold a 21-6 lead. The Buccaneers have been vulnerable to tight ends this season. That trend is continuing now that Kendricks and Sam Bradford have connected.
It's looking like the Rams are going to blow out the Bucs. Another Rams rookie, Trumaine Johnson, has just picked off Freeman again. Great day for the Rams so far.