As I wrote after the first quarter,
I wanted to do this because special teams stats are generally under-discussed and not kept track of all that thoroughly. And yet, several players carve out their spots on this team precisely because of what they bring to these units.Again, Jason Allen leads the team with 11 tackles, pulling away from Patrick Cobbs who still has a respectable 7 tackles. It will be interesting to see if Jason Allen's special teams activity lessens as his role in the base defense grows. I'm not expecting his activity to drop off all that much, but it's something to keep an eye on.
This year, I thought I'd update you all on how the coverage units are playing out after each quarter of the season. Obviously, stats like these don't always tell you who exactly has been the most effective stoppers on special teams, but they do show who has been the most active and who is in position to make the most stops.
I've also included the forced fumbles category because that is an identifiable skill that can be the turning point in any given game. I don't include fumble recoveries because those are random and statistically insignificant.