Draft Countdown Forums

Go Back   Draft Countdown Forums > Draft Countdown Forums > Pro Football

Pro Football Discuss professional football.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 04-18-2013, 03:19 PM    (permalink
AcheTen (Thumper)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 787
Reputation: -30152
AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper) AcheTen (Thumper)

Originally Posted by G Mobile View Post
Pressure is important, but a sack has a much bigger effect on an offense. A good QB can still make a positive play with pressure. A sack is an instant loss of yards and the play is over, not including the added effect of a fumble or anything. It's like a corner playing great coverage on a WR, but not being able to make a play on the ball. It will dissuade the QB from throwing it to the WR, but the WR can still make a play and hurt you.
A sack *is* a type of pressure. It's one of the 5 outcomes that can result from pressure.

And to say that a sack has more of an impact than any other type of pressure is wrong, because a pressure that leads to a quarterback throwing an interception is far better than a sack that simply leads to another down.

And repeated pressures can harry the best quarterbacks into being ineffective for the entire game, whereas a great QB can take a sack or two and otherwise not feel pressure and continue playing at a high level the entire game.

It's the pressure itself, and the volume and frequency of it, that's the most important thing for a defense to generate.

Whether that pressure ends in a tackle of the QB (sack), or something else, is a matter of tackling technique, QB awareness of the pass rush, game-plan, and/or plain luck. The pressure itself is important, and what happens after the pressure is achieved is mostly tangential.

Sacks as a stat can be misconstrued and overrated in terms of pass rush ability, but the effects of a sack should be undeunderestimated. Actually hitting the QB and getting sacks has a considerably bigger mental effect than just getting pressure.
I don't think you understand the concept of "pressure" as an umbrella term. Hitting the QB and getting sacks are all forms of pressure.

Last edited by AcheTen (Thumper) : 04-18-2013 at 03:22 PM.
AcheTen (Thumper) is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.