Tandy Missed His Big Chance

October 14th, 2013

One of the most disappointing plays against the Eagles yesterday was when safety Keith Tandy blitzed off Nick Foles’ blind side and came in on the Eagles’ QB untouched.

Tandy appeared to let up on hitting Foles and didn’t go to strip the football. Tandy sort of three-quarter-speed hit Foles and barely phased the QB. Tandy hung on to his waist like a toddler clutching mommy’s thigh and Foles got a pass away.

The New Schiano Order coaches its players on recording sack/fumbles, not just sacks. Defensive players are coached to go for the big play. They’re also coached how to wrap up and tackle. Tandy didn’t do either.

This was just mind-boggling to Joe. A guy like Tandy essentially waits his entire football life to make a play like this — and he wasn’t ready for it.

17 Responses to “Tandy Missed His Big Chance”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Not sure how it was so disappointing Joe. If I remember correctly the pass was incomplete. Isn’t that the whole point? Yea would of been nice to get a sack or a strip/fumble or just a big hit. But the play was successful. Disappointing is a bit much.

    If he would of went hard and got a penalty (which isnt out of the question lately with this flag happy league) we would of all been b!tching about it.

  2. Steve Says:

    And if he would have blasted Foles we would be writing about a 15 yard personal foul penalty. So he went low as they are told and this is what happens. I blame this on the crazy new rules. The refs throw flags when ever you look at the quarter back wrong and defenders just are not sure where to hit them any more.

  3. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    We had Foles in the grasp on more than that play and he got passes off….we need to teach Glennon how to get out of the pocket or throw the ball at the feet of an eligible reciever…this is the second week in a row that he was called for intentional grounding….each time he threw the ball beyond the line of scrimage but there wasn’t a reciever in the area.

    As far as Tandy is concerned….I hope he’s not the second coming of Myron!!!

  4. snookau Says:

    Cant him too hard or its a penalty. But Tandy shouldve definitely tried to strip the ball.

  5. GenocideD Says:

    He should’ve stopped his arm first, then went for the sack. Defense 101. That happened twice yesterday.

  6. crazy Says:

    As they’ve dialed back the big hits to avoid hankies/fines/suspensions they’re not finishing tackles like they used to.

  7. FlBoy84 Says:

    Agree with you Couch Fan & Steve, but it wouldn’t get as many hits unless Joe makes each article as controversial as possible. Doubt we’ll see articles on what a great game Wright had — (remainder deleted)

    You are now banned from commenting for misrepresenting Joe intentionally. And fyi, Joe wrote an entire post yesterday about Wright emerging. Feel free to visit the archives. Joe doesn’t write for controversy. How silly of you to mention this on a Keith Tandy post about tackling. Sorry you are so bitter. –Joe

  8. K_bassuka Says:

    That’s where you wrong Joe, the players are not coached and that’s why we are sitting at 0-5. How about having the players pressure the QB with the 4 down linemen, instead of having to blitz or run the stupid @ss stunts all freaking game long.

    Singano is garbage and needs to be taken out immediately.

  9. JS Says:

    Steve, I thought the same thing when watching the game. He had Foles dead to rights and he kind of went behind him and tried to drag him down. It has to be because of the rules when hitting the QB’s now. Plus this kid is seeing Goldson getting these massive fines every other week, he wants no part of that.

    Thanks a lot NFL.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Interesting take, Joe. Couldn’t one argue that because of the rules against QBs and helmet to helmet hits that you have players out there (like Tandy) thinking too much instead of reacting. Could a guy like Tandy afford $100,000 fine? I doubt it.

    One could argue that. But Tandy still didn’t follow the way he’s coached to hit a QB. Sucks no matter what the reason. –Joe

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    I agree that he was probably afraid to get penalized with unsportsmanlike for tackling a QB too rough. This sport has changed and is is worse for it. Thanks Goodell!

  12. Adam L. Says:

    Or it could be that Tandy just blows chimps for quarters….. he IS a Dominik draft pick, so that’s working against him.

  13. Sledd Says:

    You are right on the money Joe…when he wishy washed on the hit, I screamed “put the man down”!! among other various descriptive words that cant be printed here…which increased in volume and number as this game wound down to 0-5…I think Schiano was a bad hire, more disciplinarian than coach, and Dave Wannstadt is there and ready, at least as the interim coach. The coordinators have to take a lot of the blame also, especially Mike Sullivan. Look at Kansas City, Miami and Cleveland for example- teams that sucked, now with the right coach, they have turned it around…we don’t have the right coach, and I think Mark Dominik has to go too…

  14. Keith Says:

    This is a byproduct of Goodell’s policies to protect QB’s. As soon as I saw Tandy slow down I cursed Goodell–remember #20 coming from the blind side with a free hit on the QB launching into the air for a sack fumble–yep those days are over…

  15. Joke Says:

    The line is thinner than you’d think between “undiscipline hit” (LVD hittin a still-in-bounds QB) and going “three-quarters speed”.

    Fortunately, we in the commentariat get to sit back and slam both.

  16. Jim Says:

    Tandy did his job, but either the pass gets completed or there is a personal foul penalty. If I am Tandy a completed pass and not being fined is a better choice.

  17. buccanAy Says:

    the game is on a slow decent into irrelevancy, IMO. I’m (was)a DIEHARD football fan, and am finding it harder each week to watch. In fact, I often change the channel right after another “Goodell call”, and out of frustration, can no longer watch with the same passion. I’m just one fan, but this game is no longer “football” as I know it.