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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; What is the deal with our DB's and tackling? I know its only pre season but damn..I can't honestly say I see much improvement from last year in the tackling department. Roman harper...is he scared to tackle someone?? Why does ...

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Why Can't We Tackle??

What is the deal with our DB's and tackling? I know its only pre season but damn..I can't honestly say I see much improvement from last year in the tackling department.

Roman harper...is he scared to tackle someone?? Why does he constantly dive at legs? I am willing to cut Robinson a little slack considering this was his first game back in awile but damn. When is this going to be addressed?
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

It wasn't only the DB's, it is a good question though!!
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2 terrific games and then one bad one, they'll have it corrected this week. As per Vitt in his post-game presser
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

I watch a little of the game online, and before half time with time still on the clock. We missed 9 tackles.... Two were in on play 9.. we still can't tackle at all.
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2 terrific games and then one bad one, they'll have it corrected this week. As per Vitt in his post-game presser
I'll give you that the BACKUPS tackle well. The first string didn't play much in the first 2 games.

Our first string played a whole quarter and with the exception of our lb's, the db's looked like crap still. I know it's pre season but this is exactly what pre season is for, to see progress. So far there has not been much progress with our safety's and tackling.
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

Why can't we tackle? We can't practice tackling. I think that's pretty much it.
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The first string didn't play much in the first 2 games. Our first string played a whole quarter and with the exception of our lb's, the db's looked like crap still.
I disagree somewhat; it was the first string defense that totally shut down Tom Brady last week

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So far there has not been much progress with our safety's and tackling.
Again I disagree; the first two games the tackling was better and the DBs were doing a fantastic job...
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

The tackling will be addressed, I am confident in that. What does concern me is the lack of an anchor at DT. We continue to pick-up new run stuffing DTs and have yet to see any improvement in the running game. Bunkley has done nothing this preseason and Ellis never seems to plug the hole. I would be less concerned if it were just this last game (due to rough practices I think the D was burnt out), but we have had the 1st string D get run over in each preseason game so far.

They better get it together because this next preseason game is the only one that really matters and it comes against a very respectable opponent in Houston.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #9
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Heres what I think about our tackling and poor defensive performance altogether. I think coming of of 2 road games without coming home really started to wear on the Saints. We have probably had a more grueling practice schedule than any other team. We went away for an extra game and went straight to NE and practiced against them before even setting foot back in Metarie. This week was the hottest week of the summer and they only went indoors for one practice. The defense was noticeably winded and worn out from the minute they stepped on the field. I think with some rest this week and without the rigors of training camp we will have time to study the film, rest up, and get back to practicing the fundamentals. It was only one game. One game does not make a ****ty defense. We performed great against the second best offense in the league a week ago. I think you see a rejuvenated defense against Houston.
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just a momentary lapse back to previous habbits... We will be fine next week...
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