The King Of Broken Tackles

May 1st, 2010

There are few people walking the face of the earth who would say publicly that Sabby the Goat was a good player last year.

If Sabby the Goat, the Bucs’ incumbent starting strong safety,¬†wasn’t getting seared by various NFL quarterbacks, he was getting abused by anyone carrying the ball.

Don’t believe Joe? Well, consider this nugget unearthed by Aaron Schatz of FootballOutsiders.com. He Twittered last night about the results of his research documenting all broken tackles in the NFL last season.

No defensive player gave up more broken tackles than Sabby the Goat and it wasn’t even close who was No. 2.

Just finished final count of broken tackles from game charting. TB’s Sabby Piscitelli ends up with 19. No other player above 15.

This is a positively heinous piece of information and in Joe’s eyes is grounds for Sabby the Goat to begin going door-to-door service for the U.S. Census bureau rather than collecting an NFL check. This is beyond galling to Joe and should also be to any sober Bucs fan.

Now Joe is pretty sure veteran NFL players are forbidden to work out with the rookies this weekend at One Buc Palace, but by slim chance that they can, if Sabby the Goat had any sense of pride, he’d be on the practice fields of One Buc Palace this very moment.

6 Responses to “The King Of Broken Tackles”

  1. Matt Says:

    You want to feel worse about it?

    Here’s the Top 5 missed tacklers in the LEAGUE last year, as counted by profootballfocus.com:

    Most MT in league
    Piscitelli 20
    Samuel 19
    Hayes 18
    Jackson 17
    Barber 16

    Recognize a few of those names?

  2. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    What’s the difference between a broke tackle and a missed tackle ? I’m confused.

  3. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I thought offensive players break tackles and defensive players miss them?

    The onlt way a defensive guy can break a tackle is if he intecepts the ball or picks up a fumble ,lol.

  4. Matt Says:

    Joe says Sabby GAVE UP broken tackles…

    But you’re right, bad headline.

  5. Joe Says:

    But you’re right, bad headline.

    To the contrary, it’s an accurate headline.

    Read the excerpt from Schatz that Joe highlighted.

  6. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Yes , Joe’s headline is accurate, it’s Schatz that’s the idiot.

    Maybe you can pass Schatz a note as his colleague, that here on planet earth, we call those “missed” tackles , lol.

    If sabby has 19 broken tackles, he is on his way to a Hall of Fame career at running back . :)

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