DeAngelo Hall calls Rambo the Redskins' 'best player' in preseason

DeAngelo Hall calls Rambo the Redskins' 'best player' in preseason
August 20, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Second-year safety Bacarri Rambo has arguably been the Redskins’ best player through two preseason games, at least in the eyes of veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

“I think he’s gotten a hell of a lot better,” Hall said Wednesday. “All around, man. I think he’s been probably the best player on our team over these first two preseason games. He’s doing everything we’ve asked of him. He’s graded out great.”

Indeed, Rambo has shown marked improvement after a poor rookie season. He made four tackles in the preseason opener against the Patriots and then followed up that performance with four tackles and a forced fumble against the Browns. Rambo also made a special teams tackle on Monday night.

According to, Rambo has not missed any tackles and has made three “stops,” a solo tackle that constitutes an offensive failure.

“He’s made the plays we’ve asked him to make,” Hall added. “He’s come up and tackled. He’s night and day from last year. He’s playing great football.”

Hall said one key to Rambo’s turnaround has been his ability to put last season’s struggles in the rearview. Hall also believes that Rambo “accepted the challenge” put forth when the team signed veteran Ryan Clark to start at free safety.

“He’s benefitted just from it being a new season and being able to erase [2013] mentally and being able to move on,” Hall said. “He’s gotten a lot better. He’s made a lot of plays for us. I hope to continue to see him grow as a football player.”

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