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Why are sacks revered in the NFL, but not tackles for loss? They are basically the same thing.
would guess it would have something to do with back in the day when passing was rare. think of the term "passing down." a tackle for loss on a "passing down" was much bigger. that's this dummy's theory.
of note: football outsiders tracks "defeats," which is tackles for loss + sacks and tackles on 3rd/4th down that arent conversions (i think)
I'm glad I asked, and some posters will find that pic amusing.
Tackles are not an official stat
Without looking up any numbers I'd say the difference in the average sack vs. the average tackle for loss is at least 4-5 yards.
Maybe because the play prevents a bigger gain, ie, the average completed pass typically goes for a longer gain than the average run...or maybe I'm full of shit.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
why do they list height and weight on men's college sports rosters but only height for women?
Well then it should be by yards. Throwing a RB for a 3 yard loss (which is about as bad as they can be) >>>> 1 yard sack as QB scrambles. And hell half the time they don't even call those sacks. I'm not saying they are the same, just that it's a big play. Should probably be a half point in fantasy
I'd bet that, within NFL teams, TFL's mean a lot more than they mean for fans and fantasy football. And I'd bet they are tracked a lot more closely.
"The running backs must go down, and they must go down hard" doesn't have the same ring to it.
Is it me or do these camo uniforms look awfully similar?
My first thought as well.
On a separate, more attention-whoring note, I've played basketball in this gym. Ramstein High class of 98 represent!
I'm pretty sure they're playing in an airplane hangar.
Thank you to your parent that served.
They are, but they used it for our HS playoffs.
I think Ramstein AFB had a team in the little league world series a few years ago. One of the kids moved mid-season from like Georgia and his Georgia little league team made it to the LLWS as well. Great story.
Yeah, they make it probably every three or four years. Unfortunately, I didn't move over there until I was too old for LL.
They generally make it solely because of how horrendous the European LL teams are, but it's a fun trip nonetheless, and they're always crowd favorites.
Thanks! 30 year active duty career - Germany was easily my favorite place I lived, but it was also when I was in HS, which is pretty much a perfect time for an American kid to live overseas.
Absolutely. Unfortunately my overseas years were when I was way too young to enjoy them. Nothing says "join the Navy, see the world" like high school in f'ing southern Maryland.
So no one actually believes the manager for USC who deflated the balls was actually acting alone, right?
No chance. It had to be Kiffin, which makes it even more shitty they canned him.
They just played King Missile's "Detachable Penis" at the Pepsi Center during a stoppage in the Jazz-Nuggs game.
Interesting? look for Ex-Missori OC David Yost.
worst free throw ever
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
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