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25 Jul 2012

ESPN: AFC Small Sample Size All-Stars

Here's the AFC half of our list of "small sample size all-stars" from 2011, featuring a couple of fullback/H-back hybrids and a couple of new Baltimore defensive starters.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 25 Jul 2012

1 comment, Last at 26 Jul 2012, 11:33am by Dr. And I'm a Steelers Fan

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by Dr. And I'm a Steelers Fan (not verified) :: Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:33am

"All 13 of [Steve McLendon's] tackles were on plays we would categorize as 'stops', meaning that they prevented a successful offensive gain." Well, yes, he's a 3-4 nose tackle. Any time he makes a tackle, it's either of a player plowing into the pile for little or no gain, or (especially in the case of a sack) the offense line has blocked in some horribly wrong way. It's not like McLendon is chasing down plays from behind or anything.