Matt McGloin vs Terrell Pryor: Avoiding Sacks with a “Pocket Passer”

While simultaneously watching the Raiders-Cowboys game and recovering from a post-Thanksgiving food coma, I was reminded of the importance of decision-making ability at the quarterback position when it comes to minimizing sacks and other negative plays.

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Here you have young Matt McGloin going against a determined Cowboy defense, and consistently getting rid of the football on time, and helped by offensive coordinator Greg Olson calling a lot of misdirection runs, screens, and boot passes (McGloin was not sacked at all, while Tony Romo was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards). » Read more