Panic in the pocket
New QBR data shows which quarterbacks can stare down pressure
YOU KNOW WHAT they say about great quarterbacks in today's pass-happy NFL: You gotta get to them. In the run-up to Week 11, I stopped counting how many times I heard that the Chiefs' best chance to beat the Broncos was to knock Peyton Manning off-balance. (So much for that.) Conversely, when pundits discuss not-so-great QBs, they often point to pressure: It's hard to play well when you're on your back, but give Sam Bradford (or Josh Freeman or Blaine Gabbert) some time behind a decent line, the thinking goes, and he could help his team win.
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