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Rookies DBs Ready To Make Some Noise

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 6, 2013 – 3:47 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

With the third week of OTAs officially over, the media (and some fans) got another opportunity to see how the 2013 version of the Washington Redskins is shaping up—albeit in shorts.

Sure Robert Griffin III was back at it again getting ready for year two and Roy Helu Jr. joined the offense in drills for the first time since his season-ending injury last year, but all eyes were on the defense—and no I’m not talking about Chris Baker’s decision to wear rolled up shorts.

Instead, every eye ball was glued to a new look secondary scattered with rookies.

During some offense versus defense drills David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo all lined up together, looking to prove themselves against Santana Moss and Josh Morgan among others.

The trio brings over 45 interceptions combined from their NCAA days to the Nation’s Capital.

The 2012 Redskins record 21 interceptions last year en route to being NFC East champs, tied for third highest in the league.

But with the threesome in town, it’s about to get fun—Griffin III and Alfred Morris better be prepared to see more time on the field this year.

“Once we get on the same page, we’re all going to fly around and make plays and have fun,” Rambo said.

Now the rookies obviously have the skills needed to produce at the NFL level, but are always opening to advice from the eldest secondary members, Reed Doughty and DeAngelo Hall.

“D. Hall is a great player,” Rambo said “Just sitting there learning from him, [watching] how he bites on routes, it’s just experience. He teaches us a lot of things that’s [going to] help us make plays once we get the opportunity.”

Now sometimes life at the top of the football world can be intimidating to rookies at first, but defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is making sure they don’t just let the veterans do all the talking.

“It’s something we’re working on, just to get used to all the plays, the different things they’re throwing at us and all the communication,” Thomas said. “It’s a little slow right now, they’re throwing a lot of things at us, but just when I speak, when I make a call, just make it loud so everybody can hear it and so everybody can get on the same page.”

So if you hear a lot of chatter coming from the Redskins secondary this season, just remember it’s by design.


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3 Responses to “Rookies DBs Ready To Make Some Noise”

  1. By Reggie Fimbrez on Jun 7, 2013 | Reply

    I’m a Redskin fan from Fresno, Ca. and I’m very happy that the Redskins Selected Phillip Thomas out of Fresno State. Not only because he’s from Fresno State, because he’s a hell of a player. I like the other DB’s as well, we should see a big improvement!!! Can’t wait. HTTR

  2. By enhanced crb check on Feb 2, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks for the article! Interesting read and informative.

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