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  • #16
    Originally posted by Shiver View Post
    Watch some of the old NFL Films videos and you will see a lot of bad tackling. Just because the vast majority of highlights show the Steel Curtain and the 85 Bears doesn't mean that was the norm in the NFL.

    True but i think its even worse now because at least some guys were good form tacklers back in the day. I feel like no one is now, almost everyone just launches themselves to take out a guys legs.
    Originally posted by Thumper/JBCX/Bixby
    Orton will never be in the same class as the Drew Brees or the Peyton Mannings or the Tom Bradys of the world. Kevin Kolb has the potential to be that kind of player.

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    • #17
      I think it is similar, in a way, to basketball.

      Watch the NBA and you'll see fewer & fewer guys who can knock down the wide open 16-18 footers compared to the olden days.

      But these guys all know how to dunk, many different ways to dunk.

      Why? Do they ever show the 16-footers on SportsCenter?
      Do they ever show the big dunks?

      Same with the NFL.
      ESPN shows Jacked Up, not Wrapped Up.

      *They should show Wrapped Up, and let Trojan be the presenting sponsor, brought to you by Antonio Cromaritie & Travis Henry.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by J-Mike88 View Post

        *They should show Wrapped Up, and let Trojan be the presenting sponsor, brought to you by Antonio Cromaritie & Travis Henry.
        Special introduction from Philip Rivers

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        • #19
          The NFL puts the E in ESPN.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by yourfavestoner View Post
            I really, really think this problem can be rectified by removing the facemask. I mean, really, who is going to fly in head-first without a facemask? It serves no purpose other than turning the helmet into a weapon.
            ok this is a terrible idea. The way we teach our high school kids is to break down at about 2yds away with there hands back like there reaching for a gun in the holster then exploding them forward up there back grabbing cloth and driving with there inside foot splitting the ball carrier. We then teach them to place there facemask on the ball bc it keeps there head up and makes them drop there hips to drive through the ball carrier so if u remove the facemask this eliminates this teaching point making tackling worse.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by hoekd0250 View Post
              ok this is a terrible idea. The way we teach our high school kids is to break down at about 2yds away with there hands back like there reaching for a gun in the holster then exploding them forward up there back grabbing cloth and driving with there inside foot splitting the ball carrier. We then teach them to place there facemask on the ball bc it keeps there head up and makes them drop there hips to drive through the ball carrier so if u remove the facemask this eliminates this teaching point making tackling worse.
              This would be the same they would just put their face on the ball instead of the actual facemask.

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              • #22
                Sounds like your teams are all behind the times, the Bengals have had trouble with wrap-up tackling for the past two decades.

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                • #23
                  What I have noticed is that for a League that is supposedly focused on eliminating unnecessary c oncussion risks, they've done a truly terrible job of making sure that the players helmets are secured so they don't fall off on seemingly every single play.

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                  • #24
                    This isn't new, people have been decrying the lack of proper tackling form since i started watching football.

                    There's always Patrick Willis though.

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                    • #25
                      I said this before in another thread, and someone was like, well they been practicing it since they were in pee wee, they should know how to tackle by now.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by hoekd0250 View Post
                        ok this is a terrible idea. The way we teach our high school kids is to break down at about 2yds away with there hands back like there reaching for a gun in the holster then exploding them forward up there back grabbing cloth and driving with there inside foot splitting the ball carrier. We then teach them to place there facemask on the ball bc it keeps there head up and makes them drop there hips to drive through the ball carrier so if u remove the facemask this eliminates this teaching point making tackling worse.
                        My suggestion was more tongue-in-cheek than anything. You're preaching to the choir with "holster, punch" though, because that's the exact same way we taught our kids in form tackling drills haha.

                        You cannot deny, though, that guys would think twice before launch themselves face first at people if you took that cage protecting their face away.
                        Last edited by yourfavestoner; 08-31-2010, 10:10 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Is it a mentality issue? Is there somebody with true experience playing by today's modern pace who can explain the mechanics of ones thinking process when playing so fast?

                          Has the game- from a defensive standpoint- evolved from thinking to purely instinctive?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                            it's also become such a speed game, that's its hard for a player to slow down, get the proper form, and wrap up.

                            nowadays most just go full speed and thrust their body at somebody and hope its enough to bring them down.
                            THISTHISTHISTHIS

                            Football players know how to make a proper form tackle but the game is so fast that they don't have time to do so. This is especially true for DBs (OP's target) because they have to break hard downhill to attack RBs or WRs going for catches. They also have to hit low and lunge at legs because they're too small to do otherwise.

                            There will be tons of whiffs and overrun plays but that comes with the territory. Speed is the only way to play.

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                            • #29
                              Idk, as the game speed gets faster their instincts also get better, there not slouches they know how to react quickly.

                              Where is that one video of Brandon Jacobs running right by one of the Cowboys cb, the cb runs up to him but doesn't even try to touch him.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
                                Where is that one video of Brandon Jacobs running right by one of the Cowboys cb, the cb runs up to him but doesn't even try to touch him.
                                Ah, yes. I think you mean this one. It was Derrick Ward, btw. Mike Jenkins' finest moment...

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