Charting Corner Tackling Percentage for the 10 Best and Worst, Which 10 Is Nnamdi Asomugha In?

I figured since I just posted some advanced stats of corners in coverage that I may as well look at corners in tackling. Luckily, Pro Football Focus has some advanced stats in this area, too. For this list PFF took a look at corners attempts at tackles. To qualify as an attempt corners had to make some sort of movement to get in the way of the ball carrier, which with corners isn't always the most sincere effort. The CardinalsDominique Rodgers-Cromartie was called out for at least two of these effortless attempts by PFF, but he and everyone else was not punished for it in terms of this stat.

PFF only charts the 10 best and the 10 worst. There was only one Raider on either list: Nnamdi Asomugha. Guess if he was on the best or worst and jump over to see....

Nnamdi Asomugha may already be one of the league’s elite, but for the second season in a row there is a spot for him amongst the poorest performances in missed tackles. Last season, he was the 4th poorest, this year he was the 7th worst, missing five tackles, or one in every 4.8 he attempted. For a corner with his physical attributes, and given the fact that he is able to shut down his side of the field so effectively in coverage, he has to do a better job of showing that he can step up and get the ball-carrier to the ground when he is called upon.

Had you asked me, there is no way I would have said Nnamdi was missing one out of every five tackles. In his defense, I will say that Nnam is certainly not of the Rodgers-Cromartie school of avoiding tackle attempts, and while he may miss his share of tackles he is aggressive and smart in run support.

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