The Offensive Line Needs To Give Time in the Pocket

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I just searched the Internet looking for an answer to one easy question. I looked for a stat that should be easy to track, but I could not find anything.
I looked for something so simple as the average seconds Seattle's OL gave Hasselbeck in the pocket.
I searched in many different ways and as far I could tell, no one on the Internet keeps track of this important stat (Seattle was ranked 27th by Jason Cole with Yahoo Sports but no "time in the pocket stat" was included).
Growing up, all I heard was, "You gotta give your quarterback more time in the pocket to make plays." This was especially true when a quarterback was sacked, ran out of the pocket, was forced to throw, and had a bad game.
I wanted to find this stat because I believe it the most important part of the offense to have a foundation of success. This is what will make the Seahawk's succeed in 2010.
What good is a quarterback, running back, receivers, tight ends, and so on if there's no time to do a...

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