With a sack Sunday, All-Pro outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will become the fifth player in NFL history to record seven consecutive seasons with a sack total in the double-digits. The four men Ware is set to join as accomplishers of this feat are all in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Late, Great Reggie White had nine seasons of at least 10 sacks between 1985 and 1993. John Randle did it for eight straight seasons, and Lawrence Taylor and Bruce Smith did it seven straight seasons a piece. Ware has never had less than 11 sacks in a season dating back to 2006, and on the precipice of history on Sunday with nine sacks, Ware will be facing a very sack-able quarterback in the Eagles’ Michael Vick.
Specifically, Vick has been sacked 27 times this season while working behind a line that has lost three starters to season-ending injuries.
“I feel like as a quarterback if you get hit a certain amount of times, it does rattle you in the pocket and sometimes you start watching when those guys are coming and it will make you make some indecisive decisions,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “So you always as a pass-rusher going into the game, you got to get hits on the quarterback. You might not sack him, but you have to get pressure and get those big hits to make him to start looking out for you.”
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