WASHINGTON — Offensive linemen may never get the respect they deserve, but one of the more exciting post-game rituals to come out of the first six weeks of this NFL season has been admiring Redskins guard Brandon Scherff blowing up defenders.
After nearly a season and a half of watching Scherff, there’s no question why GM Scot McCloughan didn’t hesitate when drafting him fifth overall. Guard, tackle, center, no matter — put this rugged, boorish human anywhere on the line and he will ruin someone’s day.
He epitomizes McCloughan’s favorite label, a “football player.”
Confession: I can’t stop watching Scherff pancake highlights. I’ll seek them out in whatever deep, dark corners the internet takes me. It’s quickly become a part of my weekly day-after-game routine.
Here’s Scherff treating Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams like a rag doll in Week 5.
Fletcher Cox may be an All-Pro defender, but Scherff reminds him here the the fall is a lot quicker than the climb.
Scherff gets to the second level on this play and immediately has his way with a linebacker.
Here’s Scherff opening up a running lane for Matt Jones (h/t Trent Williams for the pancake block on the back side).
Here’s the same play with a little more context.
If only there were an easy-to-remember catchphrase which could succinctly reconcile the chaos and embarrassment of a Scherff block.
See you guys back here next week.