American Football Monthly Magazine – Nov / Dec


I received my December American Football Monthly magazine just the other day and I must agree with the cover story, “The Tackling Crisis: Why Proper Tackling Has Deteriorated,” that tackling at all levels of football is terrible.  According to AFM research 78% of surveyed coaches believe tackling has gotten worse over the last decade.  I hate watching NFL cornerbacks launch themselves at a running backs to make a big hit and not wrapping up on the hit, or they could have just pushed the back out of bounds. Most of the time, the great running backs bounce off the hit and score.   I also agree with the article that some adjustments need to be made on how we coach form tackling.  With today’s wide open spread offenses the perfect form tackle that has been taught over the years may be one cause of the tackling crisis.  Subscribe to AFM and read the full story.

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Here are some other interesting articles in the November and December American Football Monthly.

Top Football Articles – November 2008 Issue of American Football Monthly

  1. 10 Offensive Strategies You Must Implement Today
  2. 550 Yards Per Game: The Shotgun I
  3. The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Three Step Naked Package
  4. Pressuring the Offense with Effective Front Eight Movement
  5. Cal’s 3 Deep Zone Coverage vs The 4-Vertical Passing Game
  6. Halftime Adjustments

Top Football Articles – December 2008 Issue of American Football Monthly

  1. The Tackling Crisis: Why Proper Tackling Has Deteriorated
  2. The Tackling Survey: Understanding the Problem
  3. The Tackling Solution: What you must do to Improve Tackling in Your Program
  4. Nose Guard: Establishing an Effective Two-Gap
  5. Red’s Wing Offense: Giving Small Players the Chance for Big Results
  6. Special Teams Time Management
  7. The Sling T Wham Series

In the November Issue of AFM, the Charlie Stubbs interview in the “10 Offensive Strategies You Must Implement today,” is a great article.  My favorite of the 10, “Develop flexible schemes that can adapt to players available.”  What can this team do best, not last year’s.   

If you’re a football coach and not reading American Football Monthly, you’re missing out on some of the best football coaching strategies in print and video.  Subscribe to AFM today.

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