Olin Kreutz Would Like to Remind You That Lance Briggs Was a Tackling Machine (VIDEOS)

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Olin Kreutz Would Like to Remind You That Lance Briggs Was a Tackling Machine (VIDEOS)

Chicago Bears

Lance Briggs’ tackling prowess was called into question in a now-deleted tweet by Bears safety Eddie Jackson.

That’s not a sentence I thought I’d be writing after Week 6 of the NFL season. But things happen when an active player digs up a 10-year-old tweet highlighting a former player’s issues after taking criticism from said player.

And in case you needed a reminder of Briggs’ excellence, one of his former teammates is on top of things:

 

Don’t let that Briggs stood next to Brian Urlacher take away from Briggs’ accomplishments. Briggs was an ace in the weak side outside linebacker role in Lovie Smith’s Tampa-2 defensive scheme. Let’s be real. Not everyone is cut out to play Derrick Brooks’ role in that defense. And Briggs was one of the chosen few. A third-round pick in 2003, Briggs earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a first-team All-Pro nomination during his 12-year Bears career. That’s what you get when you rack up 936 tackles, grab 16 interceptions, force 16 fumbles, recover 7 others, and score 6 defensive touchdowns.

It’s almost as if Jackson was in the wrong for coming at Briggs in the first place.

So, let this be a lesson to anyone who is extremely online — if you’re keeping receipts, make sure the numbers add up. You don’t want to miss as badly as some of the woeful tackling attempts we’ve seen this season.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.