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    Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    Armen Dacity: Jim,

    According to Bill Coats' article, James Laurinatis has 59 tackles this year. However, according to NFL.com, he only has 45. What is the "official" number?

    Jim Thomas: Technically, there is no "official" number because tacklings stats aren't considered an "official" record by the NFL. That's why you'll see no record for tackles in the NFL Fact & Record Book. The number Bill Coats is using comes from the Rams' coaching staff after their review of game film. The NFL.com totalis from press box stats, which are very unofficial. Coaches' stats sometimes inflate tackling totals, but press box stats grossly under-report tackles. So the more reliable number, and the one the Post-Dispatch uses, is the tackling totals from the coach's review of game film.


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    Re: Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    How about we just split the difference and say he has 52 unofficial tackles.

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    Re: Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    It happends with every one on Defense. London Fletcher and Patrick Willis are going to have 200 tackles according to their coaches.

    Tackles is really tough sack to record because you are looking at so many different people.

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    Re: Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    I have heard both sides....I'll return with my judgement.

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    Re: Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    According to Bill Coats' article, James Laurinatis has 59 tackles this year. However, according to NFL.com, he only has 45. What is the "official" number?
    I bet there's fans out there willing to subtract one from the other, declare he has 14 tackles, and call him a bust.
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    Re: Interesting note re: JL's tackles total

    Maualuga would have 75 tackles and 6 interceptions by now if we had drafted him. Laurniaitis is a bust!

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