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It seems that when tackling is allowed during practice, the defense played better. I understand that the live tackling during practice cannot last as long because of our numbers, but no tackling at all seems a bit extreme. Let's say the team would normally do an hour and a half of tackling with more numbers, why not do 45 minutes. The chance of injury is less and players will have more experience making tackles. Just my thoughts. What does everyone think?
The players on D are having trouble with angles as much as wrapping up their tackles.
I am laughing at myself suggesting simple dummy tackling drills to work on form and wrapping up with limited live scrimmaging to get the tackling angles down.
I am laughing because I am sure the brain trust of coaches know that.
I can see the concern with injury, it is a real issue with limited roster numbers.
We all want better tackling, but if a couple of key guys get hurt tackling in practice and you go to the backup for a starter, now you may not have a 3rd player who can step in if necessary at a critical position.
Tough call for Lane.
I can see his concerns, but healthy players who cannot tackle negate not tackling in practice.
Coaches will figure out how much is needed, or lose games.
There needs to be more live tackling in practice next year.
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