Found November 01, 2011 on isportsweb.com:
Next to offensive linemen, linebackers are the hardest position-player to quantifiably, as well as qualifiedly, evaluate.  It’s easy to look at a guy like Ray Lewis and understand the positive impact his play has on the teams defense, but where the evaluation gets tricky– even deceiving–is for a guy like Indianapolis Colts, Pat Angerer.  He leads the league in tackles with 90.  As a mark of comparison, the next highest is NaVorro Bowman with 68.  What do we make of a guy like Pat Angerer? Prior to this season, D’Qwell Jackson was sidelines with an injury that kept him off the field for nearly two consecutive years.  Before his career threatening injury, he led the league in aggregate tackles.  This was a surprise to Browns fans, because, not only were we stunned that a Cleveland Browns player could ever lead the league in any positive statistic, but it never crossed our minds that D’Qwell Jackson was anything more than a serviceable linebacker in the NFL. Currently, Jackson finds hi...
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