This article on the poor quality of tackling that has become the norm around the NFL by Pro Football Hall of Fame sportswriter Ray Didinger is dead on:
I study tape with NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, and he is constantly groaning as he watches one missed tackle after another.
“Poor fundamentals,” he says. “No discipline.”
For generations, every football player from the Pop Warner league to the NFL was taught the same tackling technique – drive the shoulder into the opponent’s midsection and wrap the arms around his legs to take him down. That was the classic tackle, but you rarely see it anymore.