Montreal Alouettes defensive back Tommie Campbell made a sorry excuse for an attempt to tackle Bombers’ star running back Andrew Harris.
ANDREW HARRIS ????????????.
WPG 34 – MTL 10 pic.twitter.com/i831gwHhgf
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 21, 2019
Campbell grabs Harris’ jersey with one hand, spins him around and lets go. Winnipeg’s ball carrier broke free of the weak effort, resulting in a 74-yard catch and run play that led to a Bombers touchdown.
That drew quite reaction from CFL followers:
— John Hodge (@JohnDHodge) September 21, 2019
What the hell was Tommie Campbell doing there? Did he forget how to tackle?
— Cave-dwelling aqua gorilla (@JoshSmith_82) September 21, 2019
Tommie Campbell should lose his job over that pathetic attempt to tackle
— Doug Brown (@DougBrown97) September 21, 2019
Tommie Campbell looked like he was trying to ballroom dance with Harris instead of tackle him. That was ugly.
— Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) September 21, 2019
Tommie Campbell put zero effort into defense on that. Embarassing
— Rider Prophet (@RiderProphet) September 21, 2019
The leader of the Als defence, John Bowman was vocal about Harris’ positive drug test and subsequent suspension entering the matchup on Saturday afternoon. Harris wanted to make Montreal eat their words about him and the Canadian did so with one play.
Campbell is known as an elite cover man, but the tackling and effort has to be better from a player of his calibre.