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Redskins start three rookies in secondary

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The Redskins spent a large portion of their draft class on defensive backs, and decided to go ahead and look at them all at once.

The Redskins started cornerback David Amerson and safeties Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas, as they take a look at all the kids in the preseason opener.

Granted, regular starting cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson didn’t dress, and neither did safety Brandon Meriweather. But there are jobs available if the kids can play well.

Amerson, their second-rounder, broke up a pass early, and has a chance at significant playing time this year regardless of injuries.

And on a night when quarterback Robert Griffin III was in uniform but watching safely on the sidelines, it counts as something to keep an eye on. Backup Kirk Cousins just threw a touchdown pass to tight end Fred Davis, giving them a 7-0 lead over the Titans.

UPDATE 8:32 p.m. ET: And as soon as I hit send on that one, Rambo just got taken to school by Titans running back Chris Johnson, looking fairly silly in the open field on a 58-yard touchdown run.

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30 Responses to “Redskins start three rookies in secondary”
  1. dwats says: Aug 8, 2013 8:32 PM

    #HTTR is already trending. Enjoy the bandwagon while it lasts. LOL.

  2. rightwingredskin says: Aug 8, 2013 8:33 PM

    HTTR

  3. boyshole25 says: Aug 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    Well Rambo welcome to the nfl bud Cj just popped a 58 yarder right by ya

  4. bigbenh8tr says: Aug 8, 2013 8:37 PM

    “Chris Johnson touchdown. Orakpo cut inside too early, and Baccari Rambo just got schooled! This is not college.”

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Aug 8, 2013 8:37 PM

    God smiles as his Burgundy and Gold is back in action. #WewinSuperbowls

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    I have high hopes for Amerson, I had him relatively high on my draft board. Good pick.

  7. dwats says: Aug 8, 2013 8:41 PM

    LMAO. That sorry secondary is already getting torched. Rambo just broke his ankles.

  8. FlashPatterson says: Aug 8, 2013 8:44 PM

    Bacari Rambo? That might be the most badass name in NFL history.

  9. gibson34 says: Aug 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    and it shows….4skins r sucking bad…starting defense in too.

  10. rasta028 says: Aug 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    Rambo is suspect too.me.anyway, I think Thomas is the guy to watch for the Skins.

  11. dwats says: Aug 8, 2013 8:56 PM

    ahahhaha….you better start hailing to some run defense. #washingtonirrelevance

  12. skinsfan91 says: Aug 8, 2013 8:59 PM

    Barry Cofield also not in game, one of the best NT in the game.

  13. undraftedstar says: Aug 8, 2013 9:08 PM

    Who trolls for a preseason game. #getalife

  14. painsyndicate says: Aug 8, 2013 9:09 PM

    And they suck.

  15. tikisays says: Aug 8, 2013 9:14 PM

    This has been a test of the emergency broadcast system,we now return you to your 5-11 Washington Redskins!!!

  16. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 8, 2013 9:16 PM

    I’m embarrassed that the Seahawks ever trailed against the LOLSKINS in that last postseason matchup.

  17. orakpocalypse says: Aug 8, 2013 9:23 PM

    Rambo looks especially awful. Worried he might not pan out now. Still the Redskins actual first stringers looked dominant briefly.

  18. boyshole25 says: Aug 8, 2013 9:27 PM

    Wow dwats the whole secondary is not playing do you read the actual post or just comment?

  19. schmitty2 says: Aug 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    colonel Trautman could have defended that play better than Rambo did.

  20. cdrion21 says: Aug 8, 2013 9:51 PM

    Haters, trolls, and fans lets all calm down. It’s only the first preseason game. Any real fan understands teams and players try different things in preseason to see if it works. Oh and Let’s not act like Rambo is the first in NFL history to get turned around by Johnson. God Bless America and Football season.

  21. celticsforever says: Aug 8, 2013 10:25 PM

    thestrategyexpert says: Aug 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    I have high hopes for Amerson, I had him relatively high on my draft board. Good pick.

    You had a draft board? What. Everrrrr.

  22. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 8, 2013 10:40 PM

    I’m the biggest Redskins fan/Homer going, but the defense to me looked pretty shaky…….Need all the starters in there, and the rookies better shape up quick!!! Crawford great play in the end zone in the 4th quarter robbed of a pick by the refs!!

  23. thekyle1591 says: Aug 8, 2013 11:13 PM

    Lol Rambo is a rookie and got beat in the open field by the fastest guy in the nfl, whooptie doo. Amerson played very well tonight and was a split second away from a pick and had a few stops in the run game. It was sad to see Thomas go down. Overall I think they played well in their first taste of nfl action, glad to see Osackpo and Kerrigan going to work on the titans.

  24. skins1970 says: Aug 9, 2013 12:32 AM

    Chris Johnson does that to every safety in the NFL.

  25. freebledsoe says: Aug 9, 2013 2:14 AM

    He drew first blood! He drew first blood.

  26. jamesbarnes says: Aug 9, 2013 7:59 AM

    Better to get a wake-up call in preseason then get embarassed like that in a real game.

    Also, it’s Chris Johnson. He’s such a Beast, they’re casting him in the next X-Men movie to replace Frasier.

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 9, 2013 8:14 AM

    Redskin secondary=swiss cheese.

  28. skins1970 says: Aug 9, 2013 12:25 PM

    Dallas secondary is worse.

  29. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 9, 2013 2:42 PM

    celticsforever:

    Yeah I rank players from Rounds 1-7. Myron Lewis that was just released as a CB from the Bucs was a 3rd round pick that I had a 7th Round flier grade for the Lions. I always spend extra time on the DBs since that’s often a prevailing need for my favorite time and I’m very particular in what I’m looking for. Myron Lewis didn’t have it, but Amerson does, he’s a player that I vouch for, and my percentage of players I vouch for is better than any of the famous TV experts. So you can say whatever if you want, but my draft board is very important to myself and my process.

  30. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2013 11:09 PM

    Tip for all you fantasy football nerds. Play any QB that is going up against the swiss cheese secondary of the redskins.

    OK haters, all yours.

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