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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO TACKLING?
TIM LAYDEN
September 05, 2011
Even as ballcarriers get bigger, more athletic and more elusive, the list of rules to protect them grows longer. That's put defenders on their heels, and turned the pure takedown into a dying art
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September 05, 2011

What Ever Happened To Tackling?

Even as ballcarriers get bigger, more athletic and more elusive, the list of rules to protect them grows longer. That's put defenders on their heels, and turned the pure takedown into a dying art

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It is a thing of primitive beauty, the pure tackle. For so long, an essential part of the fight. Closer now to a lost art.

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