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Against what kind of teams do lb's get the most tackles?

Postby vykeengfan » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:22 pm

Not sure which IDP to pick up to cover a BYE. I know that linebackers usually get the most tackles on a team, but what I'm not sure about is against what teams do they get the MOST tackles against? I'm assuming against teams that utilize their rb a lot in passing situations out of the backfield, or against teams who run the majority of the time. Am I correct in my assumption?
Does anyone know what teams specifically draw the most tackles from a linebacker?

Hope this made sense.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions in advance!!
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Postby deacon » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:55 pm

You assumption is correct and you should target a LB that is playing against a good O. Also try to find a middle LB that is used to blitz. OLBs that blitz are good also and they usually cover the TE and backs in pass plays if they are not blitzing.
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Postby beanoX3 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:05 pm

If you're willing to trust the Giants defense this week, they're going into Atlanta and everyone knows Atlanta runs a lot. Atlanta will most likely stick to what they've been good at, and try to have Dunn and Vick run. Giants LBs should rack up a bunch of tackles, as long as they don't fold over like they've done in the past.

Another team that might get a lot of tackles from the LB group might be Houston. Dallas will likely try to limit more Bledsoe mistakes and stick to running JJ and MBIII.


In general, if a team has a known weakness at stopping the run, the other team will usually try to capitalize on that and run it more. Even more helpful is if that team also has a weak offense, meaning that they can't catch up throwing the ball, which allows opposing teams to run out the clock. I think Houston has traditionally had a lot of tackles from their LB group because of this.
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Postby vykeengfan » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:19 pm

Great info, guys. Exactly what I was looking for!!! ;-D
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