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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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CB Brandon Browner had a team-high seven solo tackles for New Orleans, and DE Obum Gwacham played for the Saints.
Tackle events that fulfilled these criteria (10 tackles x 3 levels x 2 types of tackles = 60 tackles) were subsequently imported into Dartfish Teampro (Version 4.
That's obviously massive, 23 tackles in the game takes some toll on the body," said Ryan, who is just returning from an ankle injury.
The Premier League, known for its action-packed games and strong tackles has even fallen behind La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 in terms of tackles per game.
Players who use the top of their helmets to make a tackle, block, or otherwise strike opponents are at greatest risk for injury.
It's not just brawn that helps offensive and defensive tackles plow each other down like Mack trucks.
Butcher reckons the way the game is played these days makes it inevitable there will be more X-certificate tackles hogging the headlines.
CB Jordan Poyer had two solo tackles for the Cleveland Browns in their loss to San Diego.
During a match, tight forwards (position numbers 1-5, who primarily compete in the set phases such scrums and lineouts) engage in the tackle approximately 10-25 times, loose forwards (position numbers 6-8, who mainly competes for possession of the ball at rucks and assist the tight forwards in set pieces) are involved in 25-35 tackles, inside backs (position numbers 9,10,12,13, whose key responsibility is to execute tactics and distribute the ball) competes in 20-25 tackles, and outside backs (position numbers 11,14,15, who are typically quicker and expected to run into open spaces to cross the advantage line and score points) engage in 10-15 tackles (Deutsch et al.
LB Mike Calafiore (43 tackles, 51/2 acks, 12 tackles for loss), Jr.
Keyes had eight tackles in the 20-17 loss at Notre Dame, but missed several tackles and appeared to mistime a jump on an interception attempt.
The tackles rushed through the 1 gaps, keeping the QB between them.