position — but also hasn’t allowed a single sack. He ranks 12th at the position overall, according to PFF.
And once again, his consistency stands out for a unit that continues to ride some ups and downs. He’s now started 38 straight games overall, fifth most at the position.
“That’s the biggest thing,” coach Matt Patricia said. “Graham, he is consistent. Every single week he’s in there battling. … Graham’s a tough guy, he’s a smart guy, he’s a grind-it-out guy. Every single week he battles away in there. It’s tough inside, and he pulls himself back together and goes out and does it again. So, a lot of respect for that position and him battling all the way through that. It’s not easy.”
It won’t be this week, either.
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald leads the NFL in sacks, and has been heating up lately with multiple sacks in four of his last five games. He also leads the NFL in hurries and leads all defensive linemen with three forced fumbles.
He’s making a real case to be the third defensive player ever to win MVP.
But the usual bag of tricks for handling an interior disruptor like that is limited because he’s got All-Pro Ndamukong Suh lining up next to him, and Dante Fowler and Michael Brockers are no slouches either.
The Rams defense has been average this season, but that defensive front is no joke, especially in the passing game. And with Kerryon Johnson out with a knee injury, Detroit could be required to pass to beat Los Angeles.
So Glasgow’s ability to hold up against Donald and Suh on the interior figures to be one of Detroit’s biggest keys.
“I think it just comes down to you can’t scheme it up as much,” Glasgow said. “I mean, Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark are a pretty good tandem. And some would say (Eddie) Goldman and (Akiem) Hicks are also pretty good. Everybody is good. But these guys are also really good. It just kind of comes down to you can’t scheme everything up. You can’t always scheme up double-teams, and sometimes it will come down to one-on-one blocks and making sure we come out on the better end of them.”