Join Date: Jun 2004
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Re: NFL Thread: Week 1 - Glorious
Eluding pressure isn't really luck as much as it is poor tackling on the D. Guys don't go for the lower body and instead go up high and QBs duck under or bounce off the other way all the time. Or you just have guys taking poor routes to the QB and end up missing the angles. I get to watch pretty much the best guy at escaping pressure/most unwilling to take a sack and he usually escapes for these reasons.
I'm not really sure Eli is anymore lucky than other guys, he could be. I think Eli is clutch (even though I hate this word coming up all the time) and certainly more clutch than a lot of QBs.
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