2019 NFL rewind: 10 big takeaways from Titans vs Browns
By Will Lomas
7. Harold Landry’s 1.5 sacks lost to time
Speaking of things that are infuriating, if you are someone who uses Harold Landry’s sack total as a deterrent for getting behind him as an outstanding EDGE then go back and watch this game.
As the stats stand, Landry ended the season with 9 sacks in the regular season and 1 in the postseason. If those 10 sacks aren’t enough, go back and watch what happened during this game.
First of all, at 5:45 in the 1st quarter Harold Landry is double teamed and manages to sack Baker Mayfield on a play that gets canceled out by a Malcolm Butler DPI call that is suspect at best.
If that wasn’t bad enough, there is another play that is credited as a 15-yard sack which should stick out because generally, it is hard to lose that many yards on a sack. The reason for that is because QBs usually get credited with forward progress right? Well, that is true unless there is a fumble.
On this play, Cameron Wake initially starts the process of sacking Mayfield before Landry comes in and forces a fumble. The ball bounces around, Cleveland recovers and the ball is spotted where Cleveland recovered the fumble.
The problem is that Landry isn’t credited with a forced fumble because it was recovered by the Browns but he did actually cause a fumble which means that the sack should be split between the player that made the first meaningful contact and the player that forced the fumble.
Instead, the entire sack went to Wake.
This is just a sign of Landry doing so much to hurt the opposing offense, but never getting recognized on the stat sheet.