The Seahawks talked a lot about tackling during training camp but then put up their worst performance in that area since the 2012 divisional playoff against the Falcons. They missed 12 total tackles on defense (which could be 13 depending on whether you feel Bryon Maxwell fell off the tackle with Eddie Lacy at 14:21 in the fourth or was pulled off by Josh Sitton) more than doubling their season average of 5.3 a game during the Super Bowl winning campaign of 2013.
The rugby style which they advocated (including “eyes through the thighs” and wrapping) wasn’t always in evidence as they went too high on four of the 12 and made no attempt to wrap on a further couple. The biggest issue though came in technique before contact was even made with over pursuit accounting for five of the misses.
The worst culprit was Kam Chancellor who missed three himself after totaling only nine in 19 games last season.