According to an Instagram video posted by reporter Albert Breer, the Eagles defense has been running drills practicing rugby-style tackling during OTAs. What does this entail? According to the Inquisitr:
“The rugby style of tackling has players come in with their head lowered, which is opposite of how many NFL teams teach players to come in with head high and drive through. Rugby style tackling also involves twisting after the ball carrier is wrapped up.”
It’s a style of tackling that originated with rugby but has been adapted by Pete Carroll to help bring the ball carrier down and also protect the tackler’s head and neck. And attempting to shy away from leading with the head, while transitioning into a more safe and reliable tackling method can only help. Or, they could take some tips from my own Kutztown Golden Bears:
Don’t know what that could actually accomplish though.