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Dwan, Poz, Byrd all rank

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2011 – 11:19 am

The film geeks and stat crunchers at Pro Football Focus are at it again and three Bills players make an appearance among their top reliable tacklers.

Dwan Edwards ranked an impressive seventh in the league among defensive linemen with one of the lowest missed tackle/per attempt ratios in the league over the past three seasons. He missed just one tackle for every 48 attempts between 2008-2010.

Poz fared even better placing fifth in the league among linebackers, though his ratio wasn’t quite as good as Edwards. His ratio over the past three seasons had him missing a tackle once every 24.64 attempts.

Finally Jairus Byrd, who worked very hard in his second NFL season to improve his angles to make more secure tackles, ranked 11th among NFL defensive backs. His missed tackle to tackle attempt ratio was one miss in every 17 attempts.

Knowing how much the Bills defense was on the field last season, it’s a good showing for some of the members of that starting unit.


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