How sacks come together is as important as how they end.
Quite often, the end would not occur without the beginning. Yet, we often overlook how the play started, which is a significant mistake and causes us to underrate everything that goes into creating a sack. That shouldn't happen. Following this path helps make more sense of why someone like David Onyemata is worth $27 million over three years, or how the Saints go about using their defensive backs to create opportunities for their pass rushers.
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You can calculate the moment when Alvin Kamara started to slow down last season. Just count the hands. Early in the season, when Kamara was at full strength, he ran through defenders and arms like they weren’t even there. Each one existed only to count another broken tackle. The tally was growing at an astonishing […]
The writing was on the wall as soon as the Saints drafted Cesar Ruiz. Probably even before. The fact that the coaching staff wasn’t happy with Larry Warford’s performance last season was hardly a secret. When New Orleans selected Ruiz, an interior offensive lineman, in the first round of the draft, Warford’s tenure with the […]