Washington coaches say rookie Bacarri Rambo needs to improve tackling

Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (29) defends in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo did not have the most auspicious start to his NFL career this preseason, getting absolutely embarrassed by Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson in the open field. (It’s okay, Rambo. Johnson is known for making a lot of people, especially fantasy football owners, look stupid.)

Washington defensive coordinator Jim Haslett spoke about the improvements the young defender needs to make, saying Rambo needs to focus on taking better angles:

The tackling is a concern. It’s not the will to tackle, it’s the angles that he’s got to come at. When he gets in line, he had a couple of bad angles, but he can correct that because it’s not that he doesn’t want to tackle (ESPN).

Haslett continued: “He’s up in the fray of things … he’s got to understand that we don’t care how he gets them down, he’s just got to get them down.”

The rookie out of Georgia will have a chance to redeem himself in Washington’s next game (against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Thursday).

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: Bacarri Rambo, Washington Redskins

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