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Beasley sack/pressure/hit counts vs snap counts


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I've been reading commentary from pundits trying to devalue Beasleys sack count vs hurries and hits last year, but they never mention his snap count when doing it.  They will say "Mack had 81 hurriesnand Beasly only 58.5 without mentioning Mack played about 35% more snaps. The doubters also don't mention Beasley didn't rush the passer every snap, he was dropping off into coverage and had other responsibilities on many of those snaps. 

Vic Beasley only had 671 snaps last year in 2016 regular season. He led the NFL in sacks at 15.5 and also had 58.5 hurries/hits.

Kahlil Mack had 949 snaps in regular season. He had 11 sacks and  81 hurries/hits

Beasley does an outstanding job of finishing. Many of his sacks were strip sacks too where he reaches over blockers knocking the ball out similar to what John Abraham used to do ( special shout out to @atljbo) just joking atljbo!  :)

 

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45 minutes ago, Doctor Kildare said:

It might be more a function of a particular player's talents than mere luck. Kroy Biermann seemed to have a consistently low ratio of hurries to sacks.

Beasleys upper body strength, awareness, agility and explosiveness allowed him to power over blockers and strip the ball out as QBs arm was going back in his throwing motion  on some of those actually going through/over the blocker instead of around him, something Beirmann rarely did. 

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50 minutes ago, gazoo said:

Beasleys upper body strength, awareness, agility and explosiveness allowed him to power over blockers and strip the ball out as QBs arm was going back in his throwing motion  on some of those actually going through/over the blocker instead of around him, something Beirmann rarely did. 

Agreed. All of that yet still has plenty of room to grow in his overall game...really hoping to see how much VB improves against the run this coming season...

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Beastley is going to have a good sack count again this season, but we've got a lot of great pass rushers in the DL mix now who are going to be getting sacks of their own ~ Takk, Crawford, Clayborn, Jarrett, Shelby and Hageman to name a few.

The thing you mentioned that clearly separates Beasley is not only getting his stats with far fewer snaps, but his knack for getting the ball loose when he's getting his sacks. And I strongly suspect he'll be as good or better at that this season.

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