Originally Posted by UdubBadger
that might be partially true but I will say if we had an O-line who could block someone it would be a very different story. Collinsworth and Michaels crown NYC's D cuz of the sack total but its like... with injury and the stupid out of bounds sack rule... of course that number is inflated. Yes they got a lot of pressure, but shit... it was like they were running past tackle dummies.
But we didn't have an O-line and Cutler refused to adjust to the increased pressure by at least getting the ball out. The out of bounds sack rule isn't stupid, it's completely consistent with the accrual of yardage - a sack indicates that the ball was retained by the quarterback for negative yards. There are valid reasons for differentiating between sacks and losses, as it indicates whether or not an actual play was initiated.