Sam Pittman laments Arkansas' struggles in the secondary: 'We've had that the entire year'
Sam Pittman and Arkansas are gearing up for Texas A&M this week, but in the mean time, the Razorbacks are trying to fix their problems in the secondary.
“We didn’t tackle well as a team, we’re having a hard time covering opponents, we’ve had that the entire year,” Pittman said at his Monday press conference.
Arkansas is ranked last in the country in pass defense as the Razorbacks are giving up 352.7 yards per game.
Pittman said last week Arkansas worked on open-field tackling, as the issues spanned from the defensive backs to linebackers.
It first begins with getting Arkansas’ best players on the field. Pittman said it’s partly because of injuries, and also because of new players at those positions. The Razorbacks plans to experiment this week, and Pittman added that Myles Slusher should practice on Monday and return this week. Malik Chavis is another player that needs to contribute at either cornerback or safety, Pittman said, and added, “we’ve got to get our best 5 guys out there on the field all the time.”
“We can live with guys getting good throws,” he said. “We can’t live with guys getting wide open…I will say this, we’re doing exactly what we think is best for us to win.”