Question about Victor Hampton and tackling
Lorenzo Ward supposedly said recently that Victor Hampton had the best cover skills of anyone he has coached in his time at SC. That would include Stephon Gilmore.
For those of you that have played defense or coached defense in the past, it it odd to have a guy that is a great cover guy not be able to tackle well at all? To me, it seems like if they have the body awareness to be a great cover player that they would also be able to at least put themselves in position to make tackles.
I just rewatched Arkansas game and Vic just completely whiffs on many tackles. Not just one or two either.
Is that common for guys with great cover skills? I heard about Deon Sanders not being a great tackler, but I just always thought they meant because he wasn't physical. This is more of Vic just whiffing the offensive player.
Last edited by cofcgamecock9; 10-15-2013 at 06:52 AM.