As of yesterday, however, I have found an unlikely ally: the wife of Rob “Caveman” Ryan.
Yesterday, The Caveman spoke. He said: “We got to hit and tackle. Shoot even my wife noticed that. She says, ‘You don’t know much about football. Teach them to tackle.’”
Added The Caveman while gnawing on the leg of a triceratops: “It's a serious business. You miss tackles, I don’t care who you are, you don't have a defense worth a damn. We’ve been pointing it out and we’ve been correcting it. As fundamentals go, you still got to have'em, even in pro football. And if you don't, you're a pile of junk.”
To me, it all boils down to one thing: WWTD? That is, what would Tatum do? Would he get pushed backward down a sideline by a puny running back under any circumstances? Would he, upon having a perfect angle and an open field, whiff numerous tackles? Would he lack fundamentals?
No, Jack would not.
We need the spirit of Jack back. We need our defense to Jack some people up. We need to ask of our defense: WWTD? Hence, Raider Take’s new WWTD? two-sided shirt, which I submit to you as a stylish rallying cry for the 2007 season. It makes a great early Christmas gift, too. I hear that Stuart Schweigert wears size XXL. Click here to purchase.
P.S. No disrespect intended to the Christian motif of WWJD? I am a believer, and I don’t think that humor is inconsistent with my beliefs.