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tackle

1. any mechanical system for lifting or pulling, esp an arrangement of ropes and pulleys designed to lift heavy weights
2. Nautical the halyards and other running rigging aboard a vessel
3. American football a defensive lineman

tackle

[′tak·əl or ′tāk·əl (naval usage)]
(mechanical engineering)
Any arrangement of ropes and pulleys to gain a mechanical advantage.
(naval architecture)
An assemblage of lines and blocks in which the line passes through more than one block.

tackle

tackle
A mechanism for shifting, raising, or lowering objects or materials, such as a rope and pulley block or an assembly of ropes and pulley blocks.
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Front-on tackles were described in the opposite direction to their opponent, and side-on tackles described approximately perpendicular to the direction of their opponent.
It really depends, one tackle could mess up or dislocate your shoulder, or you could make 23 tackles and some of them might be soak tackles rather than impact tackles.
Officials can play a major role in the reduction of serious injury by enforcing the spearing rule, regardless of intent, whenever a player leads with the top of the helmet when making a tackle.
Nobody likes to get clobbered, but these tackles might feel better knowing that smart physics will keep them standing.
Butcher believes that one WAS premeditated - but Elliot's was a mistimed tackle that could have had disastrous consequences.
This model describes the relationship between the number of tackles a player engages in (acute or chronic fatigue), magnitude of impact (energy load), markers of muscle damage and how this relationship interacts with injury risk (tolerance overload or reduction) and performance.
The injury bug has hit the defensive tackles the hardest.
For example, the line-backers do not have to be big, "plugger" types and you can "hide" bigger, slower kids at defensive tackle.
CB Brandon Browner started and had three tackles and a pass defended.
Scerra (Marlboro, 207 career catches, 26 TDs, 2,479 yards), LB Adam Straughn (team-best 85 tackles, 64 solo, 91/2 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles), LB Nick Doria (56 tackles, 43 solo, 6 tackles for loss, INT).
Injury update: Defensive tackle Chase Moline didn't practice again Tuesday.
In a 'Four' defensive line look, guards pass block the DT's, tackles block the DE's, and the center shows pass block.