“Our Worst Tackling Game In A Long Time”August 31st, 2013
Details. Details. Details. They’re the hallmark of the New Schiano Order.
Greg Schiano stands out among NFL coaches for how much the Bucs work on the fundamentals of tackling daily. Tha’s a damn good thing, Joe believes, and it likely was a significant factor in the Bucs’ No. 1 rush defense last season.
Tackling, however, didn’t show up against the Redskins on Thursday, as most Bucs fans have now seen following last night’s initial local TV broadcast of the game. The fundamentals breakdown troubled Joe. Even if you’re a second- or third-teamer, you should be able to tackle, future beer truck drivers included.
Schiano called the effort “our worst tackling game in a long time,” in the Buccaneers Radio Network audio below. Schiano also goes into some of his impressions of Thursday — positive and negative. And Schiano raves about the competition within the Bucs, which he says will make today’s final cut difficult.
As for the tackling, Joe thinks that’s the least of the Bucs’ worries. This was a sound tackling team last season, and Joe suspects it should be at least that good again. Hopefully, the Bucs will find someone to make up for Michael Bennett’s numerous tackles for loss.