Buccaneers struggling with missed tackles, yet again

Gregory Shamus

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't tackle. Again.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had conquered one of their defensive demons last year: they learned how to tackle. They were among the worst tacklers in the league every year under Raheem Morris and yet one offseason of Greg Schiano's tackling drills lifted them up into the middle of the pack. Surely then, two years of tackling drills would get them on top, right?

Turns out: no.

Training fundamentals is good. I don't see the issue with training tackling technique obsessively -- except it doesn't seem to be working. Missed tackles has been an issue for years with Tampa Bay, at least since 2009 -- and not a single 2009 starter is even on the roster right now. Either the Bucs are unimaginably horrible at drafting good tacklers, or there's something else going on. I just don't know what.

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