Barber And The Tackling-ChallengedAugust 9th, 2013
Loads of Bucs fans will watch the Bucs’ preseason loss to the Ravens for the first time tonight on WFLA-TV, Ch. 8.
While Joe only saw television replays in the press box of the real-life, Ravens-Bucs game, Joe did hear a snippet of TV audio on NFL.com. In that cut, color analyst Ronde Barber referenced the Bucs missing tackles and sloppy tackling.
Joe suspects that wasn’t the only time Barber offered that take during the broadcast.
Safety Keith Tandy and cornerback
in danger Anthony Gaitor made it into Joe’s game notes for bad tackling. Cody Grimm got a negative tackle mark, as well, but at least in his case the tackle was made and he took the right angle. There are other offenders, including linebackers who look like they took block-shedding lessons from Barrett Ruud.
Tackling is something Joe will be studying during the tape-delayed broadcast. The New Schiano Order works daily on tackling and is a stickler for their methods. Remember, last year Gerald McCoy said the regime taught him how to tackle. Also, Mason Foster, a tackling machine in college and the rookie NFL tackle leader under Raheem Morris, has told Joe how much the New Schiano Order raised his tackling skills.
Those who aren’t tackling well will be in danger of getting cut.
As for those New Schiano Order tackling techniques, Johnthan Banks explains that it’s all about the “bite.”