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  1. BelizePats

    BelizePats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I have watched every game the the Pats have played this year and one of the things that has stood out to me is the erosion of this teams tackling skills. I have see so many missed tackles this year. Where we were once fundamentally sound in this area, we now have a weakness. In particular, our secondary since Rodney went down has tackled very poorly. Big hits are great but they don't replace fundamentally sound tackling techniques.
    How does this happen?
    Is this a coaching issue?
    Is this a product of our evolution from a heavy veteran presence, to a younger defense?
    Is it directly related to injuries?

    I'd love to hear some opinions on this.
    Respects,

    Rich
     
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    belichickaholic On the Game Day Roster

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    They haven't practiced in pads in about 3 weeks, maybe 4. That'll do it. Hopefully they'll be in them this week because your right. They're missing a lot of key tackles. Sanders in the colts game led to Adam's FG. Meriweather on Thursday. ugh.
     
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