The Art Of TacklingJune 21st, 2012
When a business has gone awry, it’s not uncommon for new management to gut the place, strip its inner-workings to the very core and rebuild from the foundation up.
For those who prefer spinning discs, using practice time as a social hour or perhaps (allegedly) smoking left-handed cigarettes, this method may seem a bit harsh.
Not for Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. In a piece typed by Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, GMC admits he is digging the New Schiano Order and that the attention to detail and the rigid focus on fundamentals may prove fruitful later this season.
A level that third-year DT Gerald McCoy said is making him a better player. McCoy said he was never really shown proper tackling technique until he started working for Schiano.
“We do a tackling circuit before every practice, and I’ve never done anything like that before,” McCoy said. “I realize now that, before, I was just playing football. Now, I’m really learning how to tackle and I think it’s going to help me a lot.”
Given how awful the Bucs employed matador tackling skills last season, Joe is pumped to see this has been a key drill this offseason: learning to tackle.
Fundamental are good and all, but for Joe, a simply request is offered to GMC: Stay healthy man and you should be a stud.
And the defense will be so much better off as well.