Hardwick wants scary look for Chargers - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
In 2004, then-Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith hired two players Hardwick described as "bad dudes" in veteran linebackers Randall Godfrey and Steve Foley. Each had played for at least two other NFL teams. They made a quick impression on Hardwick, a rookie center from Purdue. "Those guys, to me, coming into the league, were scary men," he said. "They were intimidating men. When they walked off the bus, people took notice."
Sig Stats: Tackling Efficiency, LBs - Steve Palazzolo
While scouts will often cite poor tackling technique or laud the ability of "sure tacklers," nothing gets to the heart of it like an actual on-field measure of tackling. It’s pretty self-explanatory but here’s more information about Tackling Efficiency and a look at the best tackling linebackers in 2014.
Sig Stats: Tackling Efficiency, DBs - Steve Palazzolo
Cornerbacks that wrap up and limit yards after the catch are essential as more teams get the ball into their playmakers’ hands in a variety of ways. Here’s a look at the best and worst tackling defensive backs from 2014.
NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98 - ESPN
"Through his determination and innovative spirit, Ed Sabol transformed how America watched football and all sports," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Ed ignited the fire at NFL Films and was the Keeper of the Flame with a remarkable vision and dedication to telling the stories of the people who played, coached and loved the game."
Arizona Cardinals one of worst in league in tackling - Jess Root
According to Pro Football Focus, the Cardinals missed 122 tackles, which was once every 7.7 tackle attempts. So how does that compare to other teams? They were 24th in tackling efficiency overall.