Has the NFL changed how tackle stats are recorded?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by steverife, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. steverife

    steverife Starter

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    I went to see my parents and I ended up looking through some old football cards from my old bedroom closet. 1990 Pro Set, so of course the latest stats were from the '89 season. A couple of Philadelphia Eagles cards stuck out to me.

    Clyde Simmons, DE: 133 tackles, 15.5 sacks
    Reggie White, DE: 123 tackles, 11 sacks
    Jerome Brown, DT: 117 tackles, 10.5 sacks
    Mike Pitts, DT: 110 tackles, 7 sacks

    It is almost unheard of for DL guys to get more than about 70 or 80 tackles today. What gives?
     
  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

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    Different game. Back then you ran 40 times a game, now you pass 60 times.
     
  3. steverife

    steverife Starter

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    The MLB Evans had like 184 tackles and Andre Waters had like 140 tackles.
     
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

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    Maybe the Eagles sucked really badly.
     
  5. ImTheCrew

    ImTheCrew Starter

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    Team talked maybe?
     
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