The Seahawks #1 Defense Uses Rugby Tackling to "Take the Head Out of the Game"
Below is an excellent instructional video from Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks on the tackling techniques that the #1 defense in the NFL uses. This tackling style has had success in both the NFL and college and can be used at all levels of football.
The Seahawks use rugby based tackling techniques that:
- Emphasize Shoulder Tackling
- Take the Head Out of the Game
- Playing the game as tough as it is meant to be played, while also making the game safer.
Here's Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coach Rocky Seto discussing the influence of rugby based tackling techniques on the Seahawks defense with rugby legend Waisale Serevi. Coach Seto notes that equipment along with proper technique can help make the game safer, while also maintaining the integrity of the game.