Tip Sheet notes: Manning well-guarded
Revolving door at guard hasn't prevented Colts from protecting franchise quarterback
Originally Published: January 29, 2010By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
Scott Rovak/US PresswirePeyton Manning was sacked only 10 times in '09, the lowest total among QBs who started 16 games.In his 12 NFL seasons, Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning has been sacked just 215 times (only 10 times in 2009), or once every 31.4 dropbacks. Only once, in 2001, was Manning sacked more than 25 times. Manning has been sacked fewer than 20 times in seven seasons. Almost as remarkable as the dearth of sacks is that the Colts have protected Manning, who greatly enhances his pass-blockers' effectiveness by getting rid of the ball so quickly, with a variety of line combinations through his dozen seasons.
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