Baldinger: Tackling is fundamentally bad in NFL

Dukes & Bell
October 17, 2018 - 3:38 pm

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Brian Baldinger joined Dukes & Bell and talked about his breakdown of Tevin Coleman’s blocking against the Bucs on Sunday “He’s a real home run hitter, guy who catches the ball well, but blitz pick up is important and the league these days you better have a back who can help protect your quarterback, it was something that impressed me because you don’t see guys pick up the blitz often like that, with that kind of toughness.”

 Baldy talked with guys about what the Giants might do on defense against our Falcons on Monday night  “They’ve had basically two weeks to get ready for this, they got Olivier Vernon back and he is their best pass rusher, he’s played with a lot of different LB’s and will give Matt Ryan a lot of different looks pre-snap to try and confuse him.”

When asked about the Falcons tackling issues this season Baldinger said “It’s an opportunity for a lot of these guys to earn a spot in the NFL, and the best thing you can do is make a tackle in the open field. Tackling is fundamentally bad in the entire league, it’s at an all-time low in the league right now, so it they could do themselves a favor by making some big tackles in primetime in front of the entire league.”

 

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