At least a couple of times they were more of a bounce off, especially with Burgess
If anyone has that kind of time on their hands, an analysis of tackle efficiency by position would be really interesting (it might already be there but I I don't look too deeply into these things myself)At least a couple of times they were more of a bounce off, especially with Burgess
Sometimes you can also see a lot of missed tackles on the edge forwards where they rush out of line to shut down a spread.
Player with the ball sees them coming and can straighten or turn back, breaking their rushed tackle attempt, but they turn back into the teeth of the defence instead of continuing to spread the ball out.
I think “missed tackles” needs context for any player. I got laughed out of the Capewell thread once for claiming he was a good defender after he had 11 misses in a game. I re-watched and almost all of them were him being in the line or on kick chase, and the guy sidestepping away from him and being tackled by someone else, or him being first in, and then letting go once a middle was involved. He had one really bad miss in the game and one more that you would call a “missed tackle” in context. 11 on the stat sheet.