Julius Peppers Is Helping the Chicago Bears More Than the Numbers Show

November 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Some Bears fans may be disappointed in what they have seen so far out of the team's huge free-agent acquisition. With just two sacks this season, statistically it looks as if Julius Peppers isn’t quite what everyone expected, and unfortunately, a lot of people look at stats as the “tell-all” of everything when it comes to football players. 
But in Peppers' case, the statistics only tell a small part of the story.
After Peppers came into the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and started to get a lot of notice around the league for his superior play, opposing teams began to have to game-plan around him because of the kind of impact that he had on an offense. Teams used to put two blockers on him in passing situations, and used to run away from him.
With Peppers getting double-teamed, that allowed another defensive lineman to go in and make plays. Peppers also made plays on his own, recording 81 sacks in eight years with Panthers.
Of course, there w...

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