NFL should tackle statistical silliness

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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  2. Polo

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    Take away the 52 tackles and he's still a beast....
     
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    Nobody but Niners fans are looking at Niners stats. Bored writer.
     
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    Its a little funny though..

     
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    I once saw Patrick Willis make a tackle in Seattle but he was in Arizona.
     
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    The fact that contracts are partly negotiated on stats should indicate that teams might take this subject a lot more seriously. But why inflate the numbers if it's going to cost you down the road? :um:
     
  7. Polo

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    1.81 tackles PER play is ridiculous....

    But it is possible for there to be more than one tackle on a given play...
     
  8. Wolf

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    I am sleepy and can't think.

    how can you have more than one tackle on a play?

    why aren't they like sacks ..you either get a full sack or a 1/2 of a sack

    now I understand there is a difference where three guys or more might jump on a ball carrier and bring him down.. but I am curious on how they divide that up on tackles
     
  9. Polo

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    They keep track of 1/2 tackles too...

    But there can be more than one tackle when fumbles occur...

    RB gets tackled, Fumbles in the process, offensive player recovers, gets tackled again...
     
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    My understanding was that when a RB runs up th emiddle, and the "pile" converges on him, there are like 6 1/2 tackles assigned (3 total)
     
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