The Miami Dolphins lost their first game of the season to the the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked 4 times for a loss of 33 yards. Tannehill has been sacked 18 times through out the season already, if the Dolphins continued on that pace it’d be 72 sacks on the season. Tannehill has been hit 29 times as well.
“If we give up 72 sacks, everybody should be fired. The whole offensive line,” guard Richie Incognito said, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “If (Tannehill) gets sacked 72 times, there is obviously a major problem. I don’t think anybody can handle that many sacks.”
If you were curious, the record for most sacks allowed in a season is 104 by the 1986 Philadelphia Eagles. To put it in perspective, the Jacksonville Jaguars have also allowed 18 sacks in 2013.
The Dolphins record for sacks in a season is 53 set in 1969, just two seasons ago they almost broke that record with 52 sacks in a season. They look like they’re in danger of breaking or challenging that record this year unless they can turn things around.
In 2012, the Dolphins allowed just 37 sacks on the season.