tackle/ to tackle

Meaning 1
A tackle (noun) is a defensive player on an American football team; the tackle tries to bring down players on the opposite team. To tackle is the verb. ...
Sentence 1
The Philadelphia Eagle defensive lineman tackled the quarterback as he was trying to throw the football.
Meaning 2
to vigorously work on a project
Sentence 2
"Let's get the report done. Will you please tackle the statistics needed for the report!"