During the game, Joseph recorded 10 total tackles (7 solo), 0.5 sacks, 3 TFLs and 2 pressures. This season, New Orleans’ John Jenkins is the only other defensive tackle to notch 10 combined tackles.
Joseph finished the 2014 season with 29 solo tackles. After just eight games, Joseph already has 26 and leads all defensive tackles in the NFL. Earlier this season, head coach Mike Zimmer said the following of Joseph:
“One thing about [Linval] that I’m very impressed with—and I hope that our whole football team gets this mentality—is that he does an awful lot of dirty work that doesn’t show up in the stat book.”
Joseph continues to do that grunt work to maintain a solid defensive line, but he is now garnering plenty of attention for his efforts.