November 7, 2008
Rahim Moore only wants to make plays
UCLA true freshman safety Rahim Moore is coming off, maybe his best game as a Bruin last time out against Cal. He made a lot of tackles and broke up a play in the end zone that saved the Bruins a touchdown. He is playing better and better every week. Moore spoke with BruinBlitz.com after practice on Wednesday.
BruinBlitz.com: Rahim you played an outstanding game, probably your best against Cal. Tell us how that game went for you and you feel you are progressing?
Moore: "Pretty much out there. I kind of felt like I was at home seeing a lot of my fellas that I played throughout my years of football. I just told myself that it was time for me to stop thinking of myself as a little kid and act like a veteran and go out there and want to make plays. Just go out there and execute so pretty much last week I was more relaxed than I have ever been and I just went out there and let all on the field.
"I told myself that I needed to make more plays and do whatever it takes to contribute to win the game so I just went out there and did my best and whatever plays came to me I just tried to make it.
"I just went out and played hard."
BruinBlitz.com: Talk about that play you made in the end zone when you batted away a touchdown?
Moore: "They came out in a I slot and me and Vern (Alterraun Verner) made a call where I play man up on a guy and I saw how he was looking towards the inside and I peeped it out and took a little glance at the quarterback and I could tell that the two connected to each other, so Vern and I made our call and I was a little inside shade and I flatfoot read it and as soon as I seen him break, I broke on it and as soon as he caught it, I put my hands in there and ripped it out.
"I knew they were going to come at me because I'm a freshman so they felt it was easy points so I just went out there told them it is going to take a lot to come out here and try that. I knew it was coming and I'm glad I made that play because it was critical."
For the rest of the interview please go to BruinBlitz.com...
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