Tackling

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  1. Bearstuff

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    I'm always bothered by today's lack of tackling fundamentals. I'm sure there are lots of reasons, but I still don't understand why we can't do it.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. The defense looked too sloppy.
     
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    They definitely looked sloppy. But the Bengals have some big boys at receiver/TE. Looked like our guys were just kind of bouncing off of them at times.
     
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    That's definitely something that needs to improve. Maybe because they don't do it in practice which I believe does hurt your fundamentals. BUT you have to avoid injury so I understand the double edge sword in practicing tackling too much.
     
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    Their receivers are HUGE. AJ Green is like Brandon Marshall x 2. Eifert and the other TE (Gresham?) were big too. They are pretty good.

    The Bengals are an underrated team. They moved the ball on our D nicely for long 80+ TD drives.
     
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    Briggs was terrible tackling today. Let at least three guys slip out of his grasp.
     
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    DJ Williams also could have had a Pick 6.
     
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    I was thinking about this. If I recall correctly didn't the new CBA restrict the amount of practice time and pad time and tackling during off season practices? It is my understanding that the only way to practice tackling is to actually tackle. If this is so, then the new CBA may have limited the ability of defenses to practice tackling. This would explain not just the Bears, but also how other teams are having trouble with this in the first week of the regular season.
     
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    They weren't really hitting hard out there at all today but they got the job done. The defense didn't seem to be playing with the same intensity or the same confidence they have in the past and I thought the pass rush sucked. Maybe they miss Urlacher's leadership more than we thought.
     
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    Its not the first time either. Briggs is a smart player, but he has always had issues with tackling.
     
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