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Schaub Doesn't Appear To Be Holding The Ball Too Long

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Earlier this week on Battle Red Blog, I did a little expose about the problems Matt Schaub is having. To spoil: increased pressure got my vote for the biggest reason his numbers are down. The point? Now we have some tangible proof that this might not be on Schaub. AOL Fanhouse's JJ Cooper is running a project where he tracks just how long it takes for each quarterback to get sacked from the snap. 

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If you're wondering, the median time for sacks in the NFL in 2010 is 2.7 seconds (it was also 2.7 seconds in 2009). So in case you're wondering how long a quarterback has to get rid of the ball before his internal alarm clock should start ringing, it's 2.7 seconds. The average time of every NFL sack is 3.0 seconds,

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Schaub's mean time of sack is 2.9 seconds, and his median is 2.6, both of which place him in pretty good company on the lower part of the list. So it looks like in general, Schaub is doing his part to get the ball out on time. Looks like the sacks are more the cause of the offensive line or, perhaps, Schaub's struggles to get comfortable in Rick Dennison's offense.

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