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Chris Johnson (football, running back)
Missed tackles have been few and far between for Ray Rice and Ravens
Missed tackles have been few and far between for Ray Rice and Ravens

Ravens running back Ray Rice has not rumbled into the second or third level often this season, but it seems that whenever he has, he has often been dragged down by the first defender he encounters. In the past, he might have ran through arm tackles or left them grasping at air with a sharp cut in the open field. His inability to force missed tackles is symptomatic of the entire Ravens offense, whose playmakers usually haven’t been able to wiggle free whenever they have met resistance from the defense this season. So on Thursday, I asked Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell whether coaches can teach players to break tackles at this level or if it is something that has to be...

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