Can Cam Jordan get to 20 sacks?

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He has 13.5 sacks in 12 games. He needs 6.5 in four. Can Saints defensive end Cam Jordan get to 20 sacks?

One of his teammates believes he can.

Twenty is attainable for a guy like that, for sure,” Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. “Me and Cam speak about that stuff all the time in the offseason. That’s his mythical thing, he’s always wanted to reach a 20-piece.”

Helping Jordan’s quest for a “20-piece” was getting 20 percent of that in one game alone, last Thursday night at Atlanta.

“Listen, when you go for four [sacks in one game], you put yourself in a position where that’s attainable with four games left,” Rankins said. “Now obviously he has to do the work, and we gotta help him a little bit. But it’s definitely attainable.”

Jordan is treading far more lightly when discussing the possibility of 20 sacks.

“I’ve never said anything other than I want a Super Bowl,” Jordan said, via Triplett. “I don’t care about personal accolades. I’m gunning for everything and plus some. As long as my D-line is playing good and my defense is playing better, I couldn’t care less about myself.”

Still, Jordan wouldn’t turn up his nose at getting to 20: “If it happens, then more the merrier this offseason.”

If it happens, Jordan quite possibly will also become the NFL’s defensive player of the year. While he’d still surely prefer a Super Bowl win, that award would make it even more the merrier this offseason.

7 responses to “Can Cam Jordan get to 20 sacks?

  1. Rankins said. “Now obviously he has to do the work, and we gotta help him a little bit. But it’s definitely attainable.”

    One thing people seem to forget; yes, there are dominant pass rushers, but it’s the other 10 men on the field with them that help put them in position to achieve that dominance. Admirable of Sheldon Rankins to be enthusiastic to help his teammate be dominant.

  2. Shaq Barrett leads the NFL with 14.5 sacks. Can he get 5.5 sacks in 4 games, 3 of which are against the Lions, Texans and Falcons? Damn straight skippy!!

  3. Say he gets 20 sacks — so what? What did he do the other 1000 plays?

    Sacks are the most overrated stat in the NFL. Sack-chasers usually play for poor or average defenses & this guy is no different.

  4. harryshavik says:
    December 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    Say he gets 20 sacks — so what? What did he do the other 1000 plays?

    Sacks are the most overrated stat in the NFL. Sack-chasers usually play for poor or average defenses & this guy is no different.

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    LOL you’re an idiot….the Saints are in the top 10 in defense and 3rd in rush defense and all the metrics sites consider Jordan the elite of the elite when it comes to edge rushers. Sit back and take a big old L for that uneducated comment.

  5. bridleoaksbuc says:
    December 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Shaq Barrett leads the NFL with 14.5 sacks. Can he get 5.5 sacks in 4 games, 3 of which are against the Lions, Texans and Falcons? Damn straight skippy!!

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    “Helping Jordan’s quest for a “20-piece” was getting 20 percent of that in one game alone, last Thursday night at Atlanta.”

    Considering that 48% of Shaq’s sacks came in week 2 & 3 (7 total), against the Giants and an injured Cam Newton, and that he’s averaging 3/4 a sack per game since then, it’s not looking very likely.

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