TJ Watt hoped to get a stats fix to get himself to first place in the overall NFL season elimination rankings. He will have to settle for a first place draw with Michael Strahan.
The Elias Sports Bureau has rejected Steelers’ request to give Watt an extra bag, according to many reports.
The game, in which Watt and Steelers hoped to be perverted, came in the first quarter after the 16-13 team’s victory over the Ravens in week 18. Watt forced Tyler Huntley’s squint after the Baltimore quarterback had to go down and choose. lost.
At first, this game seemed to equal Strahan’s poaching record. However, the statisticians decided that it was an ongoing game, so they did not attribute a bag to Watt. Watt later won the bag binding record, but could not get another to get it in front of Strahan.
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That means Watt believed he had a record – or at least he should, as he explained to Albert Breer of The MMQB.
“It was empty [backfield] and there was a nasty crack, “Watt told Breer.[Tyler Huntley] he fell on it, but then stood up. And when he got back on two legs, I went into it and got the ball out. So, I think he could still throw the ball. I understood that it was a bag, but apparently it was not, at least according to statistics. “
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Why wasn’t the game closed like a bag? It was a snap function. Center Bradley Bozeman never got the ball back to Huntley because he stuffed the ball right into his back – as if he thought Huntley was below center. As a result, the ball flew back to Huntley and was considered broken.
Aborted snaps are regulated fumbles, so Huntley was credited with recovering from the fumble when he picked up the ball and became a runner. So even though he was able to get up briefly before Watt hit him, the game was automatically marked as running due to a botched click.
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Watt still has an official NFL dismissal record of one season at 22.5; he would just have to share it with Strahan. This means that Watt can take comfort in achieving his success in just 15 games played, while Strahaan’s came in 16.
And since Strahan’s last bag came during the game, where Brett Favre basically plunged into the back field to secure a record, the total number of Watts in history may be perceived with greater legitimacy.