Raheem Morris: A’Shawn Robinson LA Rams ‘Top Super Bowl Player’

February’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals was one of the best played in recent memory. Literally on the edge, the Rams took the win with exceptional play on both sides of the ball.

All the big names you hope to play well showed up. Defensively, Aaron Donald and Von Miller both had a huge impact on the game with pressure on Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

Von Miller and Aaron Donald

Offensively, newly acquired quarterback Matthew Stafford excelled when presented with the biggest step of his professional career, and wide Cooper Kupp won the game’s MVP with his outstanding play.

One player who should be added to this list is Rams defensive end A’Shawn Robinson.

Robinson very quietly put on another superb performance, with six tackles, a sack, a quarterback hit and a tackle for a loss. He also had the third highest rating of any Rams player, on offense or defense, in the Super Bowl by Pro Football Focus.

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A’Shawn Robinson

One person who noticed Robinson’s play was defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, who called him perhaps the best player in that league game when he appeared on “The pivot” Podcast.

“A’Shawn Robinson, in this game, was perhaps the best player in the Super Bowl,” Morris said. “Go watch him. Throw up hands.

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Hosts Ryan Clark and Channing Crowder were hurling praise at Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Von Miller, and Morris made it known that Robinson was just as impressive, if not more so.

February 16, 2022;  Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the Super Bowl LVI Championship Rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports

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With defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day leaving the Rams for the city rivals Chargers in free agency, Robinson’s responsibilities on that defensive front will increase alongside Donald and Leonard Floyd.

The Rams have repeatedly expressed interest in doing whatever it takes to “step back” and repeat as Super Bowl champions. With Robinson, Floyd and Donald on the defensive front, the team set up for another great run.


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