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Gerod Holliman On Tackling Criticisms: Louisville's Scheme "Wasn't Meant For Me To Tackle"

Gerod Holliman had a huge season on the Louisville defense, tying the NCAA single season record with 14 interceptions on the year. Holliman probably expected to be a fairly high draft pick when he chose to forego his final two seasons of eligibility, but instead fell all the way to the seventh round, where he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Holliman has great ball skills, but his tackling was totally panned by many. Back in December, one scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he "can't make a tackle to save his life."

When asked about the criticisms, Holliman had a very interesting response about Louisville's defense and his role in it.

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We kind of understand what he means here, but all safeties in college should be able to make open field tackles. If he doesn't develop in that regard, don't expect him to have nearly as much success in the pros.

[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]