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Corner’s tackle figures solid

Posted by Chris Brown on March 10, 2010 – 6:00 am

Bills CB Reggie Corner, doesn’t get much recognition for his play around the league. Most nickel corners don’t unless they lead the league in INTs. But Corner, who put together a good season in 2009 excelled in one particular area.

The good folks at ProFootballFocus are crunching numbers all the time and one of their latest figures measured tackling inefficiency amongst cornerbacks.

And while big names like Lito Sheppard, Antonio Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha were on the list of the most inefficient run support corners in the league last year, Corner had one of the lowest tackle inefficiency ratings in football.

Corner tied for ninth in the league last year among corners with Denver’s Champ Bailey with a 7.14 rating. Corner had just four missed tackles out of 52. Bailey had five out of 65. Here’s the list of the 10 best corners in terms of tackling efficiency in 2009.

1. Al Harris – Green Bay – 31 tk – 1 missed – 3.13 rating
2. Leon Hall – Cincinnati – 51 tk – 2 missed – 3.39 rating
3. Brandon Carr – KC – 55 tk – 2 missed – 3.51 rating
4. Jacques Reeves – Houston – 27 tk – 1 missed – 3.57 rating
5. Bryant McFadden – Arizona – 67 tk – 3 missed – 4.29 rating
6. Richard Marshall – Carolina – 69 tk – 4 missed – 5.48 rating
7. Kelvin Hayden – Indy – 44 tk – 3 missed – 6.38 rating
8. Charles Tillman – Chicago – 68 tk – 5 missed – 6.85 rating
9T. Champ Bailey – Denver – 65 tk – 5 missed – 7.14 rating
9T. Reggie Corner – Buffalo – 52 tk – 4 missed – 7.14 rating

Here’s more info on the tackle inefficiency rating.


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