Not that this is some kind of revelation or anything, but the Philadelphia Eagles’ top three cornerbacks last season landed in the top-12 of Pro Football Focus’s worst tackling efficiency list.
The list is comprised of all defensive backs too, so it includes both safeties and cornerbacks. It also is based on the past three years of statistics, not just 2011.
This isn’t new news, as just about every Eagles fan already knows their corners are exactly tackling machines. However, PFF has given us actual numbers to look at. Here they are at a glance:
Asante Samuel (big surprise) came in tied at No. 1 for having the worst tackling efficiency. In the past three seasons, he’s played 2,460 snaps, made 100 tackles, missed 37 tackles and came in at a 3.7 tackling efficiency rating.
In other words, he missed a tackle for every 3.7 attempts at bringing a ball carrier down.
Nnamdi Asomugha came in at No. 3 on the list with 2,720 snaps played, 91 tackles, 25 missed tackles and a 4.6 tackling e...