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IDP Tackle Opportunities: Week 1
Steve Gallo
September 5, 2012
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The reference chart below lists each team’s per game averages (given up and faced) for tackle opportunities (TOs), solo tackles & assists.  Each team's base defensive scheme, and defensive coordinator is also listed. 

The two tackle opportunities statistics in the reference chart are color coded to identify tackle opportunities that are average (highlighted in yellow), below average (highlighted in red) & above average (highlighted in green). Tackle opportunities are based on this year's stats.  Basically, if your LB is facing a RED team then it isn't a good matchup, conversely a GREEN team would be a good matchup.  The historical average since 2000 for TOs is 50 (highlighted in yellow), anything 49 or less will be in red and anything above 51 will be in green. 

Average solo tackles and assisted tackles given up and recorded adds a bit of perspective by allowing users to see how teams are taking advantage of the tackle opportunities that they are facing. Tackle opportunities are described as rushing attempts & pass completions faced plus sacks given up. Average tackle opportunity stats are derived from data provided by NFLData.com.

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NOTE: For week 1 all numbers are based off of 2011 week 17 totals.

Team Average
Tackle Opportunities
Given Up
Solo
Tackles Given Up
Assisted Tackles
Given Up
Average
Tackle Opportunities
Faced
Solo
Tackles Recorded
Assisted
Tackles Recorded
Base
Defensive
Scheme
Defensive
Coordinator
ARI 47 635 188 54 720 190 3-4 Ray Horton
ATL 53 622 316 47 575 260 4-3 Mike Nolan*
BAL 50 688 243 47 658 245 3-4 & 4-3
Dean Pees*
BUF 48 637 276 51 668 288 4-3 Dave Wannstedt*
CAR 50 642 213 50 639 245 4-3 Sean McDermott
CHI 48 671 141 50 670 180 4-3 Rod Marinelli
CIN 49 603 308 49 590 314 4-3 Mike Zimmer
CLE 48 622 259 52 667 260 4-3 Dick Jauron
DAL 51 691 214 48 631 207 3-4 Rob Ryan
DEN 50 686 191 54 709 203 4-3 Jack Del Rio*
DET 51 655 226 52 681 215 4-3 Gunther Cunningham
GBP 51 649 231 50 674 233 3-4 Dom Capers
HOU 54 752 220 44 609 190 3-4 Wade Phillips
IND 45 522 336 58 632 479 3-4 Greg Manusky*
JAC 48 602 268 50 615 283 4-3 Mel Tucker
KCC 51 684 208 50 644 228 3-4 Romeo Crennel (HC)
MIA 50 666 202 50 682 163 4-3 Kevin Coyle*
MIN 49 616 245 54 654 288 4-3 Alan Williams*
NEP 55 630 368 52 635 353 4-3 Matt Patricia*
NOS 58 710 297 47 585 239 4-3 Steve Spagnuolo*
NYG 50 659 303 53 723 238 4-3 Perry Fewell
NYJ 50 641 223 48 612 196 3-4 Mike Pettine
OAK 50 686 219 50 653 189 4-3 Jason Tarver*
PHL 51 693 128 48 648 165 4-3 Juan Castillo
PIT 51 659 321 45 610 247 3-4 Dick LeBeau
SDC 52 724 213 49 680 217 3-4 John Pagano*
SEA 50 618 285 52 663 259 4-3 Gus Bradley
SFO 51 694 167 46 639 160 3-4 Vic Fangio
STL 47 680 144 53 711 189 4-3 Gregg Williams**
TBB 46 640 191 51 688 161 4-3 Bill Sheridan
TEN 47 589 253 54 711 218 4-3 Jerry Gray
WAS 49 655 271 49 606 355 3-4 Jim Haslett

* New Defensive Coordinator
** Suspended indefinitely


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