How to Make a Tackle in Football : How to Wrap Up the Runner in Football
Hi this is Sean Hobson for Expert Village.
What we want to talk about right now are the proper mechanics for our linebackers and defensive
backs or linemen making a proper tackle. One of the most important things to making a good
tackle is not the hit. The most important thing is the wrap up after the hit. First
of all, we want to get good technique, we want to stay down low and we want to explode
into the tackle. Once we’ve done that, the next important thing is not to just explode
in and make contact, but the important thing is to wrap up the person you’re tackling in
order to stop them in the place they are in. So we’re going to show you slowly, when a
running back is coming in, we’re going to have our linebacker with low position, he’s
going to get down low and explode. Now, you can see that he’s wrapped up. You can try
to either wrap up at the legs or you can try to wrap up at the waist. But you never want
to come up above the waist and try to wrap up high around the top of the shoulders, that’s
a very tough tackle to make. But the important thing is to bring the tackle down, to wrap
up the tackle and then you can go and finish the tackle up by driving up on through it.