Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dolphins' O-line sick of hearing about sacks


After getting taken down four times in Week 4, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has now been sacked a total of 18 times this season.

That puts Miami's signal caller on a pace to take 72 sacks in 2013, a total only matched twice in league history. The alarming frequency that opponents have gotten to the quarterback has put the spotlight on those responsible for Tannehill's protection.

And one of those guys is tired of having to answer for it.

“There comes a point in time as a competitor where you say, ‘This is enough,’” left guard Richie Incognito said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “And I think we’re getting to that breaking point. We’re sick of hearing about it. We’re sick of talking about it every week.

"If we give up 72 sacks, everybody should be fired; I think the whole offensive line," he added. "That’s atrocious.”

Tannehill's been sacked more than any other quarterback this season, but he says the hits haven't taken their toll quite yet.

“I feel good physically," he said. "Obviously, we’re working to fix that. We don’t want to take that many sacks.”

Sunday, Miami's struggling front five faces a pair of premier edge rushers in the Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil.

“Great pass rushers," Incognito said. "That’s just another challenge for us.”

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