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DeMarcus Ware agrees with Jared Allen about 25 sacks in a year

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Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said in June that he thought a player could rack up 25 sacks in a single season and pointed to Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware as someone capable of the task.

Ware is operating on a similar wavelength. When Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News asked about Allen’s comments, Ware signed up as both a member of the mutual admiration society as well as the group that believes 25 sacks in a year can happen.

“With that coming from Jared Allen, who had 22 last year, the sky’s the limit,” Ware said. “I’ll also flip it back on him, and say, he can do the same thing, and also, Jason Babin. They’re playing really well. But it’s all about how the season goes. If it’s more of a passing season, we’re probably going to have more sacks.”

Ware turns 30 this year, the same age Michael Strahan was when he had 22.5 sacks to set the single-season record. The Cowboys linebacker had 19.5 sacks last season to finish second to Allen and Ware also had 20 sacks in 2008, giving him two of the top-10 single-season sack totals since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

As long as the game continues to become more and more aerially oriented, we’re in agreement with Allen and Ware. As Ware said, more passes mean more opportunities for sacks and it isn’t hard to fathom one season coming together perfectly for one of the league’s best pass rushers.

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19 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware agrees with Jared Allen about 25 sacks in a year”
  1. crabboil says: Jul 1, 2012 11:53 AM

    Aerially? Really? I mean, technically it is a word, but…

  2. marionbarber24isgod says: Jul 1, 2012 11:56 AM

    Ahhhhh!! I can’t wait for the season to start! I’ve been waking up every Sunday expecting to watch some football….it’s destroying me inside.

  3. dmartin17 says: Jul 1, 2012 12:00 PM

    It depends on how many Brett Favre is willing to lay down for…

    Allen & Gastineau are the real singe season sack leaders, not the fraud strahan.

  4. denverdave3 says: Jul 1, 2012 2:16 PM

    Sacks are overrated. its just a tackle for a loss of the weakest runner. So what. It usually doesn’t have much more effect on a drive than a penalty or an incomplete pass or tackling the running back for a one yard loss. YAWN!

  5. benchmcnabb says: Jul 1, 2012 2:17 PM

    I have been putting off getting a Allen jersey cause every other Viking fan has one but think I’m going to have to go against my morals and just get it over with.

  6. vegasbearfan says: Jul 1, 2012 3:10 PM

    last year was a fluke- 25 between the two of them!

  7. ripseau says: Jul 1, 2012 3:14 PM

    As a charger fan, im just glad allens not a chief anymore

  8. sd5547 says: Jul 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    Well teams throw the ball 45 times a game versus 25 from twenty years ago. Sacks might be a tad easier too come by.

  9. jerranamo says: Jul 1, 2012 4:38 PM

    DENVERDAVE, you would lose an argument with anyone who has played or understand the concept of organized football.

  10. exibitsman says: Jul 1, 2012 5:15 PM

    Gastinau is still the all-time season sack leader with 22 and Jeremy Allen tied him this year with 22.
    Strahan had 21 and half sacks.

  11. patpatriotagain says: Jul 1, 2012 5:29 PM

    except that fav-re isn’t around to fraudulently give him the record.

  12. skinsfantom says: Jul 1, 2012 6:46 PM

    make it 28, yeah, 28 that’s the ticket. 28 and no playoffs, that’s about right, hail!!!

  13. fearadmiral says: Jul 1, 2012 8:26 PM

    We love us some Jared Allen here in Minnie. His interviews are the best.

  14. halvo317 says: Jul 1, 2012 9:21 PM

    Strahan is one short. That’s a fact. Allen tied for the record, and he missed at least four easy ones throughout the season with an abysmal secondary and a good set of offensive lines we went up against.

  15. polishkingski says: Jul 1, 2012 10:11 PM

    i been watching football for a long long time and because of alot of peeps i know that are cowboys fans, i get forced to watch dallas more than i`d choose too, but let me say this. if demarcus ware was on a defence that had more people to take some of the double, indeed, triple teams, he would be mentioned in the same breath as l.t.

  16. kingcarlbanks says: Jul 2, 2012 1:03 AM

    Hatin on Strahan because Favre chose to take a dive instead of get sacked? Makes perfect sense. Fact is Strahan owns the record. Hate all you want, makes no difference to the record books.

  17. philgrek says: Jul 2, 2012 11:25 AM

    if demarcus ware was on a defence that had more people to take some of the double, indeed, triple teams, he would be mentioned in the same breath as l.t.

    —————————————————-
    Not quite sure why he wouldn’t be already. He’s slated to pass Taylor’s sack totals in 2 years if he averages 16.5 sacks. And that’d be 4 years less than LT. In fact, Ware has 22 more sacks than LT had at the same point in his career. Add that to the fact that, like, you said, Ware hasn’t had anyone to remove the double and triple teams from him, its even more impressive.

  18. titogetmesometissue says: Jul 2, 2012 12:08 PM

    if demarcus ware was on a defence that had more people to take some of the double, indeed, triple teams, he would be mentioned in the same breath as l.t.

    ———

    There’s a much easier way for him to get mentioned in the same breath as l.t. – just hire an underage call girl.

  19. contra74 says: Jul 2, 2012 3:19 PM

    There…I fixed it for you. You can thank Favre:

    the same age Michael Strahan was when he had 22.5* sack

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