By John Turney
Jamal Adams of the Jets has six sacks on the 2019 season in ten games. The official record (since 1982) is eight. He seems sure to break the record if he keeps up his current pace. In fact, he has a shot at double-digits.
All he needs is three more sacks in the next six game to set the record and four for double-digits.
Now, be aware, there are a couple of anomalies on this list. Bill Bates and Rod Kush were listed at safeties but in the seasons in question they mostly played linebacker in nickel/dime situations. But the same is true of Adrian Wilson and others.
Also, as of today, Adams is averaging the most sacks per 16 games of anyone since sacks became official. He's good in all phases, even dominant, but he can sure get to the quarterback when tasked with that duty.
I wish the NFL had been more diligent in their recording of defensive statistics. I'd love to know what the REAL RECORD for DB's is. Ya know Larry Wilson would be high on the list!ReplyDelete
Larry Wilson's top season was 5, I think. I would need to checkDelete
It's a shame Rodney Harrison's lack of All Pros/Pro bowls and reputation will keep him out of the Hall. I truly believe he is worthy.ReplyDelete
Yeah, tend to agree... though there are a lot of safeties I like better, but on the lower end, he was special.Delete
John, what did you think of former Bear Todd Bell ? Do you think his holdout in 85 and missing out on that great Bear season, ended his career momentum, or just injuries ? Bell, Roy Williams of Dallas, Williamson and Fuller of the 49ers, were all wrecking balls at safety, they just couldn't stay healthy.ReplyDelete
I actually thought Duerson was better. But yeah, he sat out, couldn't get job back, then converted to linebacker. He'd be a good box safety these days---Delete