ST. LOUIS (AP) -- James Laurinaitis made 14 tackles in his first NFL start, 10 of them solo stops, plus he recovered a fumble. But the St. Louis Rams' rookie middle linebacker is far from satisfied.
Laurinaitis describes himself as a perfectionist. Instead of patting himself on the back for his performance against Seattle, he's looking for ways to improve before Sunday's game at Washington. When he reviews game tape, he said he tries to ignore what he calls the good stuff.
Laurinaitis said he's been this way since high school when his defensive coordinator regularly asked him to mention areas that could use extra attention.
Laurinaitis participated in seven tackles against the run, one for a 1-yard loss, in the Rams loss to the Seahawks.
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