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WarmBubble
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Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07

Per NFL Network. Product of a horrible front seven or does Roman deserve some credit?

Yes, he's terrible in coverage but he can still occassionally create havoc in run support. Atlanta game from 2011 always comes to mind.


Patrick O Rly
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Safeties having a lot of tackles isn't exactly a great thing. Receivers get tackled a lot by safeties after making catches.


bonethug0108
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
It's not a good thing for the team but at least we know he is doing part of his job, unlike most of the defense last year.


apfour21
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
It's not really a good thing and his problem is coverage.


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Chad504boy
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Retitle to The truth about Roman Harper


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Sentrius
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
When a player in the backfield has that many tackles in that span, you know the pass rush is doing a shitty job.


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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
BECAUSE HE HAS THE MOST OPPORTUNITIES.. no doubt..


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supe12sta12z
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Want to know what's crazy? Harper has been #1 or #2 in total tackles every season since 2007.
This post was edited on 5/2 at 11:17 pm


bonethug0108
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Not really that crazy since he's been heavily used in run support since coming here.

Last year he shouldn't have been that high because he played a lot more coverage under Spags. That was a product of an overall shitty defense.


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sunnydaze
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Still sucks


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wildtigercat93
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Not really something to brag about


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chrisksaint
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
I feel like he's been used near the LOS more then most safeties, but yeah it's generally not a stat that's too great for safeties to have.


bountyhunter
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
He hasn't been used that differently than most strong safeties in the league to be honest. He's just not fast, so he has to gamble a bit by cheating up or backing up, depending on what he/the MLB reads from the offense. I think the high tackle numbers speaks more (in a 4-3) about OLB play than anything else.

In recent years, watching Shanle attempt to close a gap on a run play was torture. Last year OLB play was no better with the injuries to our FA pickups. Don't be surprised if he is the starting strong safety guys, he is solid in the traditional role of that position.
This post was edited on 5/3 at 12:07 am


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BowDownToLSU
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
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Safeties having a lot of tackles isn't exactly a great thing. Receivers get tackled a lot by safeties after making catches.




BINGO


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SaintlyTiger88
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
I like your avatar pic WarmBubble!


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Jamohn
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
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Safeties having a lot of tackles isn't exactly a great thing. Receivers get tackled a lot by safeties after making catches.
This plus such a stat is more an indictment of our shitty front 7 play than a credit to Harper.


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SJS Eagle 85
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
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Product of a horrible front seven
I've said this on numerous occasions. It's the only faux-argument that the Harper apologists have outside of his sack numbers which could probably be achieved by most safeties if given the same number of opportunities.


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Midget Death Squad
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Harper leads safeties in tackles



to bad he's not a MLB


bonethug0108
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re: Harper leads safeties in tackles since 07
Now we want to move him to MLB? Come on guys!


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