Interesting quote from McCarthy yesterday down in Orlando via Rob Demovsky:
We haven’t really presented it to the team yet, but the two biggest things defensively (are) going to be tackling and handling adversity. Our adversity situations (last) year were not close to what they needed to be and did not match up to our production throughout our defense.
The biggest disappointment in the Arizona game is the way we lost the game. We go out there plus-24 (in turnover margin) for a reason, and then you take that identity into the biggest game of the year, and you don’t play to that. Those will be our focuses as we get ready for the players to come in.
Ok, so that tells me McCarthy gets it.
Until he is asked about possibly having tackling in training camp:
You’ll see some drills and things, situations and an emphasis that will be applied to highlight that on the defense. You try to cut it down to two or three things that you really hone in on, and you try to apply it to the practice structure.
I'm sorry - is that English?
Mike, they need to practice - tackling specifically. (Note the date on this link...)
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