Hazard's Huddle: Is Bacarri Rambo a Lost Cause? (Part 2)

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An All-22 film breakdown of Bacarri Rambo vs. Denver Broncos (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 in this series, you can find it HERE. It should provide a lot of quotes/opinions as far as why this series started. Continuing where I left off:

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#1. Here's a screen pass to Demaryius Thomas on the opposite side of the field as Bacarri Rambo.

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D.Thomas has a convoy of 3 blockers out in front of him and cuts behind them but didn't expect Rambo to be there. Rambo sneaks behind the blockers to make the tackle and saves a touchdown.

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#2. Broncos are running a Shotgun Sweep Left with a backside pulling guard. Rambo is on the edge.

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When Rambo sees Montee Ball take the run inside, he is able to get inside the block of the pulling guard. Perry Riley can't quite secure the tackle.

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Rambo cleans it up and makes sure Ball doesn't get into the end zone. Once again, he saves a touchdown. If M.Ball happens to go outside though, he probably scores.

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#3. Broncos are going to run a Speed Sweep. Rambo is 12 yards off the line of scrimmage.

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Rambo works through the traffic and while he doesn't make the "tackle," he forces him out of bounds right here with a minimal gain.

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#4. Here's a Speed Sweep in the other direction. This time Rambo is playing closer to the box.

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Rambo identifies run and shoots the open gap. A 1-on-1 situation.

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Rambo puts his shoulder right in the ball carrier's gut, wraps his arms around, lifts, and drives the RB to the ground. Textbook.

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#5. In fact, Rambo's only missed tackle came on a pass play in this game. Knowshon Moreno coming out of the backfield.

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He holds him up, stops his momentum but eventually loses his grip. I can be disappointed in this but I'm not going to say he CAN'T tackle or isn't willing because of it.

I'll be back with Part 3 shortly where I'll look at a few games later in the season with some closing thoughts.

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