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Tackling Still An Issue For Jaguars Defense

When you start 0-2 in the National Football League, there is plenty to critique.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey is quite aware of that fact, and during his Monday press conference, Mularkey addressed Jacksonville's poor tackling on defense.

First one I think of was the touchdown, not the touchdown, the run that brought them down to the one-yard line. We had some bad angles. Really, that play should be contained up at the line of scrimmage, so it doesn't get outside. It was just a lead draw. We run the same play. Our defense has seen that. That's not one of their top plays.

Obviously, they saw something there, that they ran it. Angles could be better. When we were there, we just didn't wrap up. In that one play, it was about getting off blocks, shedding the blocker, getting off, getting leverage on the runner, and then when we're there, making the play. We had guys there to make the play. We've got to tackle them. I know I'm being repetitive. We've got to take better angles, and we've got to wrap our arms. Wrap and roll when we're in that situation."

Jacksonville's defense has given up 53 points through the first two weeks of the season, and will face off against the No. 1 overall pick from the 2012 NFL Draft on Sunday, when they take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

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