In this NPR news excerpt, it says
They can easily talk about these steps and techniques to making a safe tackle.
It is wrong and should be make right?
Making is fine here.
Mr. Jackson is using the preposition to, not the infinitive marker to.
He is not employing an ‘infinitive of purpose’ and speaking about how steps and techniques are performed in order to make a safe tackle.
Rather, he is speaking about the steps and techniques which are involved in making a safe tackle. Use of to in this sense is common in conversational English (note that Mr. Jackson is not reading from a script but speaking off the cuff). And it is not unknown in more formal contexts: