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The St. Louis Rams defense in one GIF

Cortland Finnegan get our nod for the team's defensive MVP at this point in the season.

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I suppose there are a number of things you can say about Cortland Finnegan. Feisty. Surprise. Elite. Gifted. The list goes on and on when describing the St. Louis Rams top cornerback. I think we can sum it up more eloquently than any of those single words, than any verbiage, really.

Allow me to try by offering you this image of Finnegan from last week's win over the Arizona Cardinals.



That GIF is via our friends over at Kissing Suzy Kolber.

Right now, the Rams have a handful of candidates worthy of Defensive MVP honors. Chris Long and Robert Quinn come to mind, for sure. Finnegan, were the vote held today, get the nod from me. The team's success this season hinges on two factors: a shutdown secondary and a culture change. Cortland Finnegan's presence is at the heart of both those things.

Wait, this image of Finnegan is also pretty defining.


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