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Football Physics

Anybody who watches the Lena-Winslow Panthers go through their pre-game warm-ups will notice how when doing the form tackling drill, the Panthers always have the head of the tackler outside of the runner. But Annawan Weathersfield was having all of their tacklers put their head inside the runner.

"Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks came up with that," Panther head coach Ric Arand explained. "It's supposed to be safer, but I never bought into it. As long as you keep your head up, you're fine. So, we teach old school – we want our kids to have their heads on the outside."

"It's better leverage...


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