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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tackles: Slater shines on special teams

By Mike Reiss

A look at the weekly Patriots tackle leaderboard (based on coaches tabulations):

Defense
LB Jerod Mayo -- 83 (54 solo/29 assisted)
CB Devin McCourty -- 78 (61/17)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 74 (49/25)
DL Vince Wilfork -- 68 (40/28)
S James Ihedigbo -- 63 (44/19)
S Patrick Chung -- 60 (38/22)
DE Andre Carter -- 59 (37/22)
OLB Rob Ninkovich – 56 (43/13)
DL Kyle Love -- 51 (28/23)
LB Brandon Spikes -- 48 (35/13)
LB Gary Guyton -- 46 (33/13)

Special teams
WR Matthew Slater -- 17 (13/4)
LB Tracy White -- 14 (11/3)
CB Antwuan Molden – 10 (7/3)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 9 (6/3)
LB Niko Koutouvides -- 7 (6/2)
LB Jeff Tarpinian -- 8 (5/3)
S Sergio Brown -- 7 (4/3)