Leonard, the NFL’s top tackler, said he would like to receive 40 discriminated to compensate for never being named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
“He explained he wanted 40 tackles, however I told him it’s humanly not possible,” Colts Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron said. “He does not care…. Things such as [the Pro Bowl] should really go by statistics instead of names. He’s one of the all-time great rookie linebackers mathematically at quite a while.”
Leonard acknowledged he was stunned if he got the call from manager Chris Ballard and trainer Frank Reich telling him he did not create the very first of what may be many Pro Bowl appearances.
“I was heart broken in the beginning because I thought I did enough, however it is what it is,” Leonard explained.
When asked how upset he was centered on a scale of 1-to-10, Leonard said,”Twenty. Just knowing that I put everything on picture and not enough. So I have just got to keep advancing.”
Leonard, also a second-round select South Carolina State University, also a Soccer Championship sub division school, features a league-leading 146 tackles, that is 2-2 more than Luke Kuechly. Leonard has seven sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception. Leonard was termed as an alternate.
“Just like I always say, figures don’t lie” Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton said.” [Leonard] is currently playing with extraordinary, especially as a beginner. Now you simply don’t find that.”
“Men like Darius and Andrew, those guys I believe like are playing nearly as good as anybody at their location. But we comprehend how this thing goes, and certainly I think the players do also.
If he comes near his own objective of 40 leonard would beat the NFL’s record for tackles in a match. Kuechly along with David Harris share the list for most tackles.
Leonard routinely shoots for 25 tackles in a match. His season is 1 9, against Washington in Week 2.
“Impossible? There is not anything hopeless,” Leonard said about the 40 tackles. “If you play with a good deal of snaps you’ve just got to get on every play potential .”