Originally Posted by SNR
At the same time, though, I can almost guarantee that those won't be the best games those QBs play all year.
Campbell was actually pretty dangerous. I could tell that we were doing our best to get to him for a sack or two, but the Cleveland offensive line is pretty damn good. Even when we were getting good pressure almost directly off the snap, Campbell managed to get the ball out of his hands before we could do anything.
Jason Campbell is a former first round selection. He is a career 61% passer with a career 83 QB rating with a 78-52 TD/INT ratio. He came up under Joe Gibbs. He's no slouch.
Case Keenum was a very good QB at Houston. He's very mobile. The Chiefs had absolutely no game film on him. Instead of sending his pass rushers after him to start the game, Sutton played it "safe", watched him play, then went after him in then second half. Had he done that in the first half, it's possible that Hali and Houston would have tired substantially.
At the end of the day, it's not about stats for the defense, it's about the points on the board.