UGA’s Rambo says he was ‘rusty,’ but his time will come

Georgi safety Bacarri Rambo hasn’t yet returned to the All-American form from his junior season in his two games back from suspension

“My time’s coming,” Rambo said. “I knew I was going to be a little rusty.”

Rambo spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since the spring when it was reported he was suspended four games for his second violation of Georgia’s drug-testing policy.

Asked if he expected his appeal was going to be successful, Rambo said: “I don’t know. I can’t really say. It happened and it’s over with. I just dealt with my consequences and moved on. I’m back with the team and ready to do great things with the team.”

Rambo said he returned in good shape. He’s tried to make plays, but said he needs better eye control.

He had a chance for an interception on South Carolina’s first scoring drive Saturday, but Damiere Byrd came down with the 42-yard reception.

“That’s what I beat myself up about,” Rambo said. “I wonder if I’d made that interception if it would have changed the momentum of the game,” Rambo said.

He said he needs to do a better job of reading the quarterback and the offensive line for run-pass reads to put himself in a better position.

“I had it in my hands,” Rambo said. “It’s still bothering me, but I’ve just got to move on.”

Rambo said he has no regrets about not entering the NFL draft last winter despite missing four games.

“I love my guys and I’m glad I’m here to help them to achieve the team goals,” Rambo said.

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