Monday, September 19, 2011
Big Hit, or Bad Hit by Shawn Williams?
Watch that clip a couple times and you'll notice a few things. It was a big hit, and Shawn Williams came flying in. For a new LB recently converted from S, he had a good game, against much, much weaker competition. But if you keep watching, you'll notice an issue there, and it's an issue that's plagued this defense for a while. For comparisons' sake, view that big hit one more time, then view this one below.
There is a difference between the two tackles that makes Blue's a near perfect hit, and Williams' "tackle" very wrong. It's his arms. Blue explodes through the ball carrier, arms around them, wrapping them up and driving them in to the ground. Williams, just slams in to the guy, hoping he'd fall. And being Coastal, he falls. Now let's see Williams' "tackle" against a superior competitor that Coastal can put on the field...
See the problem?