Originally Posted by Mediator12
The problem is that over half those tackles came after a first down was made and he still is missing plays that need to be made by a competent safety in the NFL.
Tackles are the WORST statistical argument for defensive performance, because of a lack of situational representation. Making a tackle 3 yards past the first down marker when you should make it 3 yards before it is not executing your responsibility. It is still a minus play for your grade. Now, if he missed that tackle it would be a Major Minus.
I think judging a safety on how many first downs he gave up before tackle indicates a misunderstanding of what a safety is there for.