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The Falcons and missed tackles - a real issue or exaggeration




There have been a ton of comments on the board this season about ATL and missed tackles. When watching a game it seems to be a HUGE issue. Sometimes it's easy for the eye to be fooled by the heat of the moment and things not to be as bad a we think.

A week ago ProFootball Focus looked at all of the teams in the NFL and their frequency of missed tackles. The results can be found here:

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/11/24/stories-of-the-season-missed-tackles/

In case you don't want to look ATL was ranked as the 8th worst tacking team in the NFL. That equates to a missed tackle percentage of 10.83%. Some other interesting results -

PHI is the second worst tackling team

NO is the 5th worst

TB is the worst and SF is the best

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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