By all accounts, Bowman was 49ers' leading tackler

By all accounts, Bowman was 49ers' leading tackler
January 4, 2012, 11:32 pm
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Tackles are not an official NFL statistic. Tackles are tabulated as play is happening in every press box across the NFL. Those are the stats that you see on NFL.com. But coaches view those stats as unreliable.Therefore, every NFL coaching staff goes through every game and comes up with their own numbers.Typically, there are a lot more assisted tackles added after the coaches comb through the video. For instance, 49ers leading tackler NaVorro Bowman is listed with 143 tackles on NFL.com. The 49ers coaches had him with 173 tackles.So with that in mind, here the tackle stats that the 49ers coaches came up with for this season:NaVorro Bowman: 173 (81 solo, 92 assisted)
Justin Smith: 135 (68 solo, 67 assisted)
Patrick Willis: 121 (60 solo, 61 assisted)
Ray McDonald: 93 (51 solo, 42 assisted)
Donte Whitner: 91 (63 solo, 28 assisted)
Dashon Goldson: 80 (58 solo, 22 assisted)
Isaac Sopoaga: 68 (39 solo, 29 assisted)
Ahmad Brooks: 59 (41 solo, 18 assisted)
Carlos Rogers: 57 (50 solo, 7 assisted)
Tarell Brown: 46 (34 solo, 12 assisted)
Aldon Smith: 44 (34 solo, 10 assisted)
Parys Haralson: 39 (23 solo, 16 assisted)
Chris Culliver: 36 (31 solo, 5 assisted)
Ricky Jean Francois: 32 (14 solo, 18 assisted)
Larry Grant: 30 (20 solo, 10 assisted)
Reggie Smith: 16 (14 solo, 2 assisted)
Madieu Williams: 15 (6 solo, 9 assisted)
Shawntae Spencer: 7 (6 solo, 1 assisted)
Tramaine Brock: 5 (5 solo, 0 assisted)
C.J. Spillman: 4 (3 solo, 1 assisted)
Demarcus Dobbs: 3 (1 solo, 2 assisted)
Will Tukuafu: 2 (0 solo, 2 assisted)
Ian Willliams: 1 (0 solo, 1 assisted)
Tavares Gooden: 1 (0 solo, 1 assisted)

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