broken tackles

We continue our look at statistical analyses of New York Giants players. Football Outsiders performed a study to determine which offensive players break the most tackles.

We defined a "broken tackle" as one of two events: either the ballcarrier escapes from the grasp of the defender, or the defender is in good position for a tackle but the ballcarrier jukes him out of his shoes.
The study used statistic gleamed from every offensive play of the season (special teams plays were not included) to determine which running backs and receivers broke the most tackles.

Ahmad Bradshaw broke 38 tackles, good for fourth in the league among running backs. ?Mario Manningham was tied for?eighth?among wide receivers/tight ends with nine broken tackles.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, broken tackles, Mario Manningham, New York Giants
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