Fact: Samuel may or may not have blown this tackle
I won't lie, since the Falcons signed Asante Samuel, I've - on more than one occasion - argued that the trio of Robinson/Grimes/Samuel is the best in the league. I stand by that argument. But as much as I hate to admit it, they may struggle to bring ball carriers down when they're eventually asked to do just that.
[Samuel will] have to tackle much better in the Falcons defense in addition to playing the pass. Over the last three seasons, Samuel has missed a tackle for every 3.7 he attempted, according to profootballfocus.com.
That's tied with Tampa Bay safety Tanard Jackson for worst in the league.During that span, Samuel has played 2,460 snaps, made 93 tackles and missed 37. Jackson played 1,454 snaps, made 98 tackles and missed 43.
Sample size alert! He misses a lot of tackles; but he plays a lot. Like a lot a lot. And that's a lot.
What do y'all think? Is this a potential problem? Grimes isn't known as the best tackler either. It's a little disconcerting. Then again, if they don't allow any opposing WRs to catch the ball, or at least stop them from catching the ball at a high clip, we should be fine.