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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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"At this level there seems to be a problem with slightly mistimed tackles.
Morley was warned over a tackle on Giants second rower Stephen Wild and his team-mate Louis Anderson was given a warning for a challenge on Jamahl Lolesi during the first half of their 25-16 win.
ALEX McLeish has declared there should be no debate over Liam Ridgewell's "Stuart Pearce" tackle at Arsenal.
The tackles would likewise rush inside out and get to the QB anyway they could.
He admits he would have preferred to play in the modern era in which forward players are better protected by the laws of the game and the tackle from behind is illegal.
Unlike the other tackle that shocked Britain this week - Ian Wright's two- footed lunge at Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.
In a statement, the RFU said: "The trial aims to assess the impact of introducing a lower tackle height in elite adult rugby on the incidence of concussion and other injuries, player behaviour in the tackle, the nature of tackles, head injury events and other game events.
S Walter Thurmond III had five solo tackles for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
LB Mike Calafiore (43 tackles, 51/2 acks, 12 tackles for loss), Jr.
X and Z align 8-12 yards from the tackle on the LOS; H and Y align 1-3 yards from the tackles, one yard off the LOS.
Thurmond had eight tackles, including five solo tackles, and a pass defended while Bair had one assisted tackle.
LB Talib Barksdale (captain, third on team with 59 tackles), Sr.