Panther Pace: Linebacker Luke Kuechly

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It’s tough to talk properly about tackles in the NFL. They’re not an official stat, but tackle totals are tallied in both the press box and by teams. The numbers often change after coaches watch the game film, making it all even more confusing.

So the fourth entry of our ‘Panther Pace’ series includes a big grain of salt. But we had to do something with Luke Kuechly, and tackles are a relatively relevant stat for linebackers.

In the infographic designed by Dave Baysden, and with numbers pulled by Ben Bruning, you can see Kuechly’s current pace would make him the Panthers’ all-time tackling leader in 2017. But the NFL mark — as unofficial as it may be — is a looooong ways away.

August 8: Panther Pace, QB Cam Newton
August 1: Panther Pace, DE Charles Johnson
July 25: Panther Pace, TE Greg Olsen


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