The damage done

The quarterback is not always as valuable as the man rushing after him

Originally Published: December 26, 2012
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine
Numbers IlloDOGO for ESPNTeams should focus more on taking down the quarterback than getting their own signal caller.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.