Originally posted on The Pewter Plank  |  Last updated 11/16/11
The Buccaneers’ LatestSomething that I think has been overlooked this season is the effect of the new collective bargaining agreement on teams this year. A new provision in the agreement is likely having a very big effect on the Bucsthis year. Missed tackles are a big problem this year The new CBA allows a very limited number of contact practices this year, This is a big problem for the Bucs because one of their big issues this year has been tackling. If they can’t work on this in practice, it is hard to do improve it in a game. The coaches can preach technique and positioning all they want, but there is no substitute for actually tackling someone.  The team has reported that they are going to have a couple of “padded” practices this week, which should help, but it may be too little too late.I understand that the limited number of contact practices was due to concern over the player’s overall health and their bodies braking down over the course of the season. I just think the new CB...
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