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Angle Tackling With Jordan Richards

Here's an interesting video with our newest safety instructing the art of angle tackling.

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How many times have you yelled at our safeties about taking poor angles?

Rookie Jordan Richards has got your back.

Can Richards play deep safety?

Can he hit like a Mack truck?

Let's see....

Here he is (#8) playing two deep safety.  Their team allows a LOT of cushion.

Here he is (#8) moving around a bit more.  A little deep, a little coverage.  Around the 40 second mark you'll see them give up a TD.  While Jordan is the guy closest to making a play on the running back.  That was a breakdown of the line and linebackers, and Richards wasn't even the closest safety in run support.  He still closes and makes the tackle albeit too late.

Nice hit at 5:30.  He has a nice read and react at 5:40.