Originally Posted by Lonnie
it's the D-line. At least if you look at the the number of tackles by the groups.
5 of the top 10 leaders in tackles are from the linebacking corps. The first (and only) D-lineman on the list is J.T. Surratt at #9. Compare that to last year when where 3 of the top 10 were on the D-line.
I know we've been all dumping on the LB's this year, but from what the #'s tell me, they've been doing their job. It's the D-line that's allowing folks to get to the 2nd level and 3rd level that's killing us.
DL almost never lead the team in tackles. Their job is to take on the OL leaving the LB to make most of the tackles. As I recall, both Devonte and Antonio led the team in tackles for the last couple of years.....or were both fairly close to the top. Gilmore may have been fairly close to the top in tackles as well....not sure about DJ.