I had brought this up on the general forums before and got mixed reviews. And this isn't just for sim football but could really help in RL football. Your point above is a perfect example.
I always thought that looking at DB"s and LB's tackle stats can be misleading. So I wanted a stat that shows tackles made that weren't a first down(a tackle) and tackles made that were a first down, a TD or any tackle made past their own 40 that resulted in a positive gain.(a save) The ones across the that magic 40 yd line are weighted more. Then make a ratio for it to get an idea on what tackles are being made and when.
Looking at Haynes' stats I see a DB who didn't have a particularly good year. He had 90 tackles and given up 73 catches. But like your sayin, there's more going on than stats can show. Frankly I dont care if he gave up 73 catches if they were 9 yd gains on 3rd and 10 outside of FG range. But Id really hate if he only gave up 20 catches all year but they were all TD's. Anyways he had a good year and you have a title to prove it.
It wouldn't be the holy grail of stats by any stretch but it would give us an idea on who has good pursuit and who is just hanging on. I think it would be a useful tool to help us narrow down who we want to watch film on and who we don't. To go along with our other methods.
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