By Chris Lingebach

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.

Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.


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