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Pete Carrol Might Have Saved Football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The NFL is promoting a tackling video by Pete Carrol.
    A very logical approach to safe tackling based on rugby


    Based on The Seahawks success on defense it's hard to argue with the concept.
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Keep your head up and have the adderall you can eat.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The NFL's "Heads Up" tackling concept they promote is hilarious. It bears no resemblance to the launching of bodies that actually takes place.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    John Madden does not believe in NFL Heads Up program:
    “And all due respect to the program, I don’t believe in it,” Madden said. "I respect coaches, I respect what good coaches do. I know that you don’t learn to be a coach in an hour and a half.”"

  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The Heads Up tackling theme is pretty catchy, though.


    In their defense, though, is the "Heads Up" method all that different from basic fundamentals every coach should be teaching, and has been teaching for decades? It's essentially teaching the form and doing drills. Get the basics down, then in actual game situations you apply what you learn as best you can.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I think that the NFL is just trying to find a new way to burnish their
    image now that Ray Rice has killed the Breast Cancer Awareness program.
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