Originally Posted by michaelm
What's his rep as a tackler?
Tackling can be a complicated proposition.
If a guy is in coverage; it's a little more straightforward.
Still, there are always exception.
Ok, let's say a guy gets beat, but he recovered somewhat to come back and makes a swipe at the receiver.
He gets just a piece of the guy, slowing him down just enough for another defender to make the stop; he's still charged with a miss.
Another guy couldn't recover and so the receiver runs free for a TD;
This CB is not charged for a miss.
Similarly, a CB coming up for run support; he was aware of the situation to get off his man successfully, but not cleanly enough to have the proper angle or enough time to make a good tackle. He's charged with a miss.
Another CB got taken out of the play by his man; he's not charged with a miss.
In reality, this guy is a thousand time worse than the other.
That said, you can google "cornerback tackling profootballfocus".
Choose the article that has the title begin with "Madden Maniac".
It gives you an idea when you compare those pure numbers (especially for a 3-yr span between 09-11) with those of JJo and Asomugha.
Get ready for a treat.