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Friday, January 6, 2012
Who gave up the most sacks?

By Rich Cimini

Let's step away from controversy for a moment to discuss some real football -- specifically, the Jets' pass-protection struggles.

The Jets allowed 40 sacks, which ranks 20th in the league. They allowed a sack once every 14.7 dropbacks. A year ago, it was once every 19.8 dropbacks. That's a fairly significant drop.

Here's a breakdown of the sacks allowed, courtesy of STATS, LLC. This doesn't list QB Mark Sanchez, who, based on my own film analysis, was responsible for at least five sacks by holding the ball too long.

STARTING OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (SACKS ALLOWED)

LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- 9.50
RT Wayne Hunter -- 8.50
C Nick Mangold -- 3.00
LG Matt Slauson -- 2.50
RG Brandon Moore -- 1.00

OTHERS

TE Matthew Mulligan -- 3.00
TE Dustin Keller -- 1.00
WR Patrick Turner --1.00
OL Vladimir Ducasse -- 0.50
RB Shonn Greene -- 0.50