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Phillip Thomas’ foot sprain part of tough night for Redskins rookie safeties

Phillip Thomas AP

Three Redskins rookies started in the secondary on Thursday night and the night went well enough for cornerback David Amerson. It was a rough welcome to the NFL for the two safeties, however.

Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports that safety Phillip Thomas sprained his foot in the first quarter of the game while making a tackle on Titans running back Shonn Greene. Thomas also suffered a shoulder stinger on the play as well, although he said after the game that his shoulder was not a concern. Thomas was in a walking boot when he left the locker room, however, so there will likely be an update on that front after the team returns from Friday’s off day.

Thomas was joined at safety by Bacarri Rambo, who avoided physical injury on Thursday. That didn’t make it a pleasant evening, however. Rambo appeared to take a bad angle on Chris Johnson after Brian Orakpo missed a tackle and Johnson went 58 yards for a touchdown. Rambo was then flagged for unnecessary roughness on another touchdown run by Greene, which should give the coaches plenty to talk to Rambo about when they watch film of the game.

Brandon Meriweather is expected to claim one starting safety job. How Thomas and Rambo move forward from Thursday night will likely play a big role in determining who lines up next to him.

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31 Responses to “Phillip Thomas’ foot sprain part of tough night for Redskins rookie safeties”
  1. jsesquire says: Aug 9, 2013 10:08 AM

    When Brandon Meriweather is your good safety, your secondary is in trouble.

  2. sire2334 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:19 AM

    Phillip Thomas’ injury isn’t serious and he looked up for the cheallenge before it happened.

    Rambo is fine. He over pursued on the td but you can expect that from rookies. The flag however is unacceptable but the difference between the new Redskins secondary and the previous players is that they are smart and are dying to learn.

  3. kwickett85 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:30 AM

    Almost 6 years and none of these safeties have even come close to doing what Sean Taylor did on the field.

  4. floratiotime says: Aug 9, 2013 10:32 AM

    I thought all R-word players were the best in the NFL ?

  5. skinsfanwill says: Aug 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    Sean Taylor was the best safety of all time. Hands down.

  6. cash804 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:03 AM

    floratiotime says:
    Aug 9, 2013 10:32 AM
    I thought all R-word players were the best in the NFL ?

    ==================================

    We still won…hi hater!

  7. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 9, 2013 11:08 AM

    jsesquire says: Aug 9, 2013 10:08 AM

    When Brandon Meriweather is your good safety, your secondary is in trouble.
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    After quarterback, DB is the hardest position to transition to in the NFL. These are two smart, athletic, and hard-working players and we should probably wait until their third or fourth preseason game before pass judgment.

  8. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 9, 2013 11:23 AM

    kwickett85 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:30 AM

    Almost 6 years and none of these safeties have even come close to doing what Sean Taylor did on the field.
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    skinsfanwill says: Aug 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    Sean Taylor was the best safety of all time. Hands down.
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    Kwickett- do you really expect someone to? Because it’s not going to happen.

    In defense of skinsfanwill’s statement, calling him “the best safety of all time” is an overstatement because of his unfortunately limited time in the League. A better statement is that he would have been the best safety of all time. Hands down.

    Ronnie Lott, Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu, and Brian Dawkins all personally acknowledged that Seantay’s athleticism made them look like backups.

    Moreover, Sean improved exponentially every year, and was on an easy track for DMVP in 2007, his fourth year in the league. In fact, 21 continued to lead the NFL in picks, FF’s, and PBU’s for six weeks after he was murdered.

  9. rex1979 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:38 AM

    Chris Johnson drew Rambo, First Blood on that juke.

    That being said he would have clowned over half the starting safeties in the league they same way in similar open space. Dude is quick.

  10. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:42 AM

    Did somebody actually compare the Safeties the Skins have had the last 6 yrs to Sean Taylor? LOL talk about being disappointed, a player like him comes around on a team once in a lifetime.

  11. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:44 AM

    People need to chill, there’s a reason they call them rookies.

  12. skinsfansince71 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:46 AM

    floratiotime says: Aug 9, 2013 10:32 AM

    I thought all R-word players were the best in the NFL ?

    Not the best in the NFL but the best in the world…………………LMAO

  13. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 9, 2013 12:24 PM

    rex1979 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:38 AM

    Chris Johnson drew Rambo, First Blood on that juke.

    That being said he would have clowned over half the starting safeties in the league they same way in similar open space. Dude is quick.
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    There’s no denying that, but part of the problem with being a rookie safety is that they’ve never had to deal with that kind of speed before. Safeties are never the fastest guys on the defensive side of the ball, but in college they are as fast as the players they’re trying to bring down, and can compensate for a bad angle.

    In the pros, you take one step towards a Chris Johnson at the wrong angle and you’re toast. Rambo has all the physical and mental ability to be a good NFL safety, and getting torched is a valuable learning experience. Plus it means that “They drew first blood”, so let’s just hope Johnson’s run also “Pushed [him] too far”.

  14. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    Also Rakpo overpursued on that play.

  15. nagaswan says: Aug 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    Carlos Rogers

  16. musicman495 says: Aug 9, 2013 3:11 PM

    Before we declare Chris Johnson the greatest back since Barry Sanders, let’s please acknowledge that if Johnson had been tackled by ANY safety with that much open field for 360 degrees around him, he should have been fined.

  17. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 9, 2013 3:11 PM

    Skins secondary=swiss cheese

  18. cash804 says: Aug 9, 2013 3:38 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    Aug 9, 2013 3:11 PM
    Skins secondary=swiss cheese

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    We dominated you clowns TWICE last year…I’d be mad too.

  19. officialgame says: Aug 9, 2013 3:52 PM

    Why are Skin fans bringing up a dead safety? Calling him the best of all time? Delusional. The Skins are so overrated it’s ridicules. They won’t be sneaking up on anybody, are old, and have little depth in most positions.

  20. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 4:00 PM

    The Cowpies will get swept by us again this season…lol

    Scrubs “America’s overrated team”.

  21. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 4:01 PM

    Skins overrated? Dream on fool

  22. skinsfansince71 says: Aug 9, 2013 6:05 PM

    k Team Avg age Rank Team Avg age
    1 Rams 25.32 17 Jets 26.21
    2 Eagles 25.55 18 Saints 26.34
    3 Browns 25.62 19 Raiders 26.38
    4 Vikings 25.64 20 Giants 26.4
    5 Packers 25.65 21 Ravens 26.4
    6 Buccaneers 25.69 22 Texans 26.42
    7 Seahawks 25.77 23 Broncos 26.47
    8 Chiefs 25.8 24 Redskins 26.53
    9 Patriots 25.81 25 Steelers 26.56
    10 Titans 25.85 26 Bills 26.57
    11 Bengals 25.87 27 49ers 26.64
    12 Panthers 25.91 28 Bears 26.66
    13 Dolphins 25.91 29 Cardinals 26.91
    14 Cowboys 26 30 Lions 26.93
    15 Colts 26.02 31 Falcons 26.98
    16 Jaguars 26.06 32 Chargers 27.15

  23. skinemnburnem says: Aug 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    This may be bad guys sounds like Liz frank injury to me but I hope not Thomas has alot of potential.

  24. kwickett85 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:21 AM

    I said it has been 6 years and no one has even come anywhere close to what he did. It was a compliment to ST…. obviously I know that no one will come close to him.

  25. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 10, 2013 11:57 AM

    skinemnburnem says:
    Aug 9, 2013 8:07 PM
    This may be bad guys sounds like Liz frank injury to me but I hope not Thomas has alot of potential.
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    It’s been x-rayed and diagnosed as a mild sprain, and there is nothing to suggest a metatarsal contusion.

    And for the record, the injury was first described in an esteemed medical journal by a French general named Jacques Lisfranc, not in an attic diary by Ann’s less famous sister Liz.

  26. skins1970 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:39 PM

    We will beat the Cowgirls both times again this season, they are the one team I’m not worried about at all.

  27. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 10, 2013 3:07 PM

    skinsfansince71 says: Aug 9, 2013 6:05 PM

    k Team Avg age Rank Team Avg age
    _________________
    The best part is that this ranking isn’t even accurate. When you only look at starters, the Redskins have the second youngest team in the league. If Thomas gets the nod at SS, and you discount Fletcher as an outlier, the Redskins have the league’s youngest Defense.

  28. flsnupe says: Aug 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    nagaswan says: Aug 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    Carlos Rogers

    ++++++++++++++

    hilarious!

  29. skinsfansince71 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    thirdistheworrd says: Aug 10, 2013 3:07 PM

    skinsfansince71 says: Aug 9, 2013 6:05 PM

    k Team Avg age Rank Team Avg age
    _________________
    The best part is that this ranking isn’t even accurate. When you only look at starters, the Redskins have the second youngest team in the league. If Thomas gets the nod at SS, and you discount Fletcher as an outlier, the Redskins have the league’s youngest Defense

    Thank you for looking that up,I was just showing OG that the Skins didn’t have the oldest team.

  30. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 12:18 AM

    RG3 wears Tony Romo pajamas at night. we still own you fools.

  31. rasta028 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:22 AM

    Yeah right fool, don’t blink Romo just threw another INT…LOL

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