OPEN THREAD: Gruden calls tackling No. 1 defensive issue

OPEN THREAD: Gruden calls tackling No. 1 defensive issue
August 1, 2014, 8:15 am
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Anyone that watched Redskins game in 2013 saw that tackling was a major issue. The efforts in the open field got to be downright embarrassing at times, as opposing teams often broke big plays thanks to tackling gaffes by both the defense and the special teams. New Washington coach Jay Gruden must have seen the same thing when he watched the film from last season.

"There was poor tackling. We need to be a better tackling team," Gruden said. "I think that’s the No. 1 thing we had to address."

Veteran NFL safety Ryan Clark should help the defensive secondary tackle better; that was a major weakness of some inexperienced players last season, particularly rookie Bacarri Rambo. New special teams coach Ben Kotwica should coax improvement out of the coverage teams as well. 

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But is an increased emphasis on tackling enough? Will more physical practices help the Redskins improve? 

Let us know what you think in the comments.