Campbell started in all 16 regular-season games for the Falcons last year, accumulating 61 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble during his second year in the NFL (also recorded a sack in the team's Wild Card win against the Rams). Head coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that he will continue to include Campbell in defensive line drills in an effort to help improve upon the linebacker's pass-rushing abilities, as the Falcons hope to ramp up pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season. If Campbell can contribute more in blitz situations, Atlanta will have a strong opportunity to finish top-10 in sacks during 2018 after finishing tied for 13th last season.
After posting 48 tackles in 11 games last season, Campbell made his presence known in his second year, nearly doubling his tackle total and getting to the quarterback twice, something he never did in his rookie season. His 92 tackles ranked third on the team, and he should continue to see plenty of tackle opportunities in his third year in the league.
Campbell recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
Campbell was all over the field on Sunday, recording a season-high in tackles in the process. The 24-year-old linebacker is now up to 59 tackles (41 solo), four passes defensed and two sacks on the year. He'll look to keep up the stellar play Monday night against the Seahawks.
Campbell recorded his second sack of the season Sunday night against the Patriots.
Campbell also added a season high eight tackles (seven solo) in the contest. The 23-year-old logged 73 defensive snaps (97.0 percent) and should continue seeing a heavy workload.
Campbell tallied eight total tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Campbell now has 14 total tackles on the season, and he appears to have a better understanding of the defensive system in his second season in the league. He should continue to put up solid tackle numbers and see a few sack opportunities if the Falcons can continue to play with the lead.
|P3||8/25/18||@ JAC||7:00 pm|
|1||9/6/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ NO||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|