Originally posted by yello1
Originally posted by nexill
I assume that they are both playing on wrap-up tackle.
Sure Tackler will make the most difference of anything.
After that, confidence! It says right in the help text that it directly impacts tackling, and even if it's just a small amount, confidence at 1 SP cost is absolutely worth the buy.
DL make an incredible number of diving tackle attempts. Training jump into the upper 20s or low 30s is helpful.
Finally, a second piece of break block % might help some. There is a very significant penalty to making tackles while being blocked, so shaking that block a bit quicker could help reduce that penalty. Of course, you'll still attempt a bunch of partially-blocked tackles, where before you wouldn't have even gotten an attempt b/c you hadn't gotten off the block. So your tackel rate may nto go up, but your sheer number of attempts (and thus successful tackles) should rise.
This all said, an 85% tackle rate from the DT position is about as good as you can expect (I'm sure there are exceptions out there, but 85% is a good solid number), due to the effect of beign partially blocked a lot of the time, and facing well built RBs who are built to break tackles. We can't win them all! So your first guy is actually not doing bad if he's pulling in 80%...sure tackler should push that easily above the 85% marker on its own. For your second guy, the lower natural tackle and lower make tackle % is going to hold you back some, but sure tackler will go a long way. if you still have SP left, I'd look at confidence, and if you still have training left, jumping.
Hmm what to trade away for the Sure Tackler, TextBook? Or?
I put Brick Wall in to stop the 4th and 2s from converting as often as they were. I think that did help with that. But not sure its worth it over all.....?
Thanks for the averages. That makes me feel a little better anyway.
In the build tackle issue, too late for this guy, but would you trade away the strength for more tackling the way Build A did?
My instinct is to take away Brick Wall, but if you really like it, then I'd probably go with textbook and/or pass rusher.
I remain a huge fan of strength at DT, obviously for getting off blocks, resisting pushback, resisting fall-forward (the same effect as brick wall), and the help in making the actual tackle. My opinion is that shedding blocks as often and as quickly as possible is the single most important thing to making tackles from DT, both because it helps you get a clean (non-penalized) tackle attempt and because even if you miss, you slow down the runner and buy time for others to get off their blocks.
That said, I do generally prefer to have both textbook and sure tackler maxed out, pushing tackle into the 90s (usually mid-high 80s before textbook factors in). So pretty much right where you are!