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Why do they call it a sack when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage?

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2015-07-17 17:57:28
2015-07-17 17:57:28

Former NFL lineman Deacon Jones invented the term when at the time the NFL didn't track sack stats. If they did it would probably be revealed that Deacon is the all time sack leader. It comes from the fact that SACKING a city is just as devastating to the city as a QB being tackled is to the offense.

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