NFC West High Energy Player of the Week

A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 4.

Sam Bradford's two touchdown passes and Steven Jackson's gritty play became dominant storylines following the St. Louis Rams' 20-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

How about a little recognition for the defense?

Defensive tackle Fred Robbins edges out equally deserving defensive end James Hall as my choice for NFC West High Energy Player of the Week.

Robbins disrupted the Seahawks' running game, which averaged only 2.7 yards per attempt. He tackled Leon Washington for a 1-yard loss on third-and-1. He stopped Washington for no gain another time. Robbins tipped two passes, knocked down Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck once and made the game-clinching fumble recovery.

Overall, Robbins gave the Rams exactly what they wanted from him when St. Louis signed the veteran as a free agent from the New York Giants.

Hall was also impressive. He capitalized on the Seahawks' problems at offensive tackle, collecting 2.0 sacks and forcing the fumble Robbins recovered.