After consecutive uneven performances in the preseason, Redskins rookie Bacarri Rambo put forth a “great” effort against the Bills, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Tuesday.
“I thought he did a great job,” Haslett said. “He worked hard all week in tackling and his angles. He came in and tackled the quarterback on the read option in the open space.”
Haslett was referring to Rambo’s open field tackle on Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb in the first quarter Saturday. After Kolb faked a handoff to C.J. Spiller, the quarterback got into space and attempted to put a move on Rambo. The rookie wasn’t haven’t it, though, and wrapped up Kolb with an ankle tackle.
Rambo had high-profile whiffs on running backs against the Titans and Steelers.
“It helped a lot,” Rambo said, referring to working on open field tackling. “I continue to do it. I was out there yesterday still working on it. I’m just trying to get better, improve my game and get better at my craft.”
Although many of the Redskins’ first stringers will sit out Thursday’s preseason finale in Tampa, Rambo is expected to be on the field. After all, he said, he needs all the reps that are available to him.
“I’m getting more comfortable,” Rambo said. “The game is slowing down a lot. I’m eager to see what will happen in the regular season. I feel like I’ll be ready for it, though.”