We didn’t chastise the Cardinals too harshly after the victory on Thursday night but if there was one area that clearly needs to be better is tackling. The Cardinals missed a lot of tackles against the Chargers.
The missed tackles lead to 179-yards rushing for the Chargers. The issue was most evident on Chargers quarterback Easton Stick’s 31-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals had trouble not only with Stick but with starter Tyrod Taylor as well. Stick had two carries for 51-yards and Taylor had two carries for 34 yards.
Luckily it is something that is correctable. The Cardinals still have three more games to get those kinks worked out. It is a glaring issue that can not carry into the regular season or it will be more of the same of what we saw in 2018.
With some of the starters playing a little bit longer on Thursday, maybe we’ll see a little better job. However the starters last week allowed the Chargers to march right down the field on the opening drive.