Snyder, Baird among area teams to adopt simple, effective tackling aid

It may not be possible to reinvent the wheel. But various sporting goods companies are finding a new use for them. 

With the growing concern over football and its safety issues, a new innovation is becoming more and more visible on practice fields, including some in the Big Country. 

Tackling rings, also known as tackling wheels, tackling tires and any odd number of labels attached to them by coaches, are a simple, yet ingenious way of helping players work on their technique, while at the same time, reducing injuries. 

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