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Nov 1, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Steve Johnson (11) carries the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) dives to tackle during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens defense must re-learn how to tackle

It isn’t just poor coverage that is killing the Ravens on the back end of their defense.  They are simply missing too many tackles, which is allowing opposing teams to rack up yards after the catch.  It’s so bad that the Ravens rank 26th as a team, giving up 125.1 YAC per game per Sporting Charts.

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A grand total of 1,001 yards have been gained after the catch against this defense, many of which have come on blown coverages or simple miscommunications.  Other times they have occured as a result of simply poor tackling.

It’s not like these guys don’t know how to play football, as the Ravens certainly have a number of talented players on the defensive side of the ball.  They just need to work on the fundamentals, as well as learn how to play together as a cohesive unit going forward.

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