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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #81
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Default Re: Wish people didn't make this all about the QBs

Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
they became "official" in 2001 though, that site is wrong

It's not saying it in the same vein as you are. It's more saying that they don't put much stock into it. They don't bother to verify the numbers nor take any responsibility for them.

they don't mean everything and yeah they can be misleading, but at the same time there is a reason that Willis and Lewis are always in the top-10 of tacklers each year if healthy...they are always in on the action

Lewis hasn't been up there that much in the last half of his career. It's a decent measure over the course of a season, but it's one of the lesser meaningful stats. LBs are supposed to be in there on the action.

I think is says "something" certainly can't claim that Lewis didn't do anything when he had as many tackles as the entire SF LB core

Nobody is saying he did nothing, just that he wasn't great. He played in more games and got credited for a number of tackles where he didn't really do anything. "Modern NFL defenses are so complex it's nearly impossible to quantify one player's performance. And counting tackles isn't always the best way to determine a player's contribution."
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