Michael Oher hopes to bounce back against Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan

The Baltimore Sun

The job doesn't get any easier this week for Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher.

One week removed from allowing a key sack and forced fumble to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison that led to the game-tying touchdown during the Ravens' 23-20 defeat, Oher has to square off with formidable Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

A former first-round draft and Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year from Purdue, Kerrigan already has 6.5 sacks, a forced fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Kerrigan is known for his relentless approach to the game, and extensive repertoire of pass-rushing moves.

Oher said that it's imperative that the offensive line provide quarterback Joe Flacco with sufficient time to target his receivers downfield.

"He's a pretty good player," Oher said of Kerrigan. "He does a lot of good things. You've just got to account for him and be strong in your technique and finish guys. If you get Joe time, he tends to do great things. That's what we're trying to do."



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