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Joecaster06
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Hawk tackling
Why is this some new big thing? I always was taught to aim for the thigh pad. Nobody likes to be tackled low. Theyll go down almost immediately without much contact and if not its a good place to at least wrap up strong and wait on help. Do kids think its too much work? Or is the big hit at the meeting point just more important to look cool? Even though, when perfectly timed, it might happen a handful of times


Hoops
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re: Hawk tackling
Don’t guys get trucked if they go thigh level on powerful runners?


Joecaster06
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re: Hawk tackling
Small against big, yeah. Usually. But hang on grab something and hope help is nearby


Hoops
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re: Hawk tackling
Makes sense but someone like LF7 frick all that thigh level shite


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Jcorye1
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re: Hawk tackling
If you put your face mask on the ball, it will greatly increase your chance for a fumble on the HS level.

As for the NFL, getting a big hit is a momentum changer and gets your name/brand out there once it gets retweeted.


LSUbase13
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re: Hawk tackling
We were taught to put the facemask in the numbers and then veer the head to the left or right of the runner's numbers


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re: Hawk tackling
It’s not new. It’s actually very old school since it’s based on Rugby.

NFL went away from real form tackling as players got weapons put on their heads. Seahawks are just making it trendy by adding some catchy term and acting like it’s revolutionary


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High C
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re: Hawk tackling
I've never seen one tackling technique drill that involves targeting the thigh pad area.


Joecaster06
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re: Hawk tackling
Its basically giving somebody a dead leg. It slows em down. You have to strike first. Once fournette had a chance to lower the boom of course most people would get trucked
This post was edited on 3/7 at 7:42 am


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Hot Carl
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re: Hawk tackling
I’m not familiar with he term “hawk tackling,” but seems an odd topic at 5 a.m. in March.


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Buckeye06
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Hawk tackling
quote:

I've never seen one tackling technique drill that involves targeting the thigh pad area.



The technique is to avoid head collisions. OSU used it when Chris Ash came on board, and it seems effective. It's the same thing you are taught in most sports; guys can juke you all the want with their arms and legs and shoulders, but their hips and core can't lie. So if you aim for the hips you are less likely in any way to hit the head, and you are more likely to bring a guy down. I have not heard of thigh tackling, more hip level tackling techniques


GoldenSombrero
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Hawk tackling
Yeah, if you don't know anything about it other than the term you need to do some research. A lot more involved than just targeting their thighs. For instance they make it a point of emphasis not to get your head across the runners body if they play is moving to the sideline. This is opposite of most teaching.

Also when you wrap up you aren't driving/lifting by rather performing a rolling technique. It's actually pretty interesting to watch some videos on YouTube as it's alot more involved than OP suggests.
This post was edited on 3/7 at 9:05 am


GCTigahs
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Hawk tackling
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For instance they make it a point of emphasis not to get your head across the runners body if they play is moving to the sideline. This is opposite of most teaching.


This is probably the biggest difference in what most of us have been taught and Hawk Tackling. Putting your head across the runner to try to stop a runner's progress is not taught with hawk tackling. You're taught to target the runner's near hip and put your head behind the runner to decrease trauma to your head.


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