|This is Bridgette Brown simply crushing the runner. When |
Bridgette hits you you will go down. Note the runner is airborne.
It is sometimes difficult to see the power in my freeze-frame photos. One good sign is when one player's feet are both off the ground. Another is when one player is tilting backwards. Another way is to notice who is doing the hitting. If it is Bridgette Brown, you can believe it is a power hit.
|This is a poor photo from a couple years ago. But the|
hit is a power hit, the runner is going down. Now.
|When a small runner meets a large tackler, in this|
case Nicolette Arceneaux - the runner loses.
Technique helps. Get low, shoulder into the runner's middle - aim for the belt buckle. Wrap up the legs. It is difficult to run if your legs are in the grasp of a tackler.
|A sure tackle, shoulder low into runner's midsection, arms grabbing|
the legs. This shot a little late because the runner is already down.
|Shoulder low aimed at runner's midsection, |
arms surrounding runner's legs. Tackle secure.
|Ski's power is apparent as the runner is driven up off her feet. In this photo I love the expression on the guy|
on the sideline to camera right. If Ski ever retires, maybe she'll come back as a tackling coach.
|Soho in an absolutely crushing tackle. Power and technique stop the runner cold.|