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  • n. Plural form of drop-back.


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  • Freeman must improve his footwork on drop-backs, where he makes the same mistake as many tall quarterbacks by taking long strides.

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  • Anderson was sacked only 14 times in 527 drop-backs, or once every 38 attempts, as opposed to Browns quarterbacks — usually Charlie Frye — going down once every 9.5 attempts in 2006 (54 sacks in 512 drop-backs).

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  • Manifestly the percentage of graduation would be higher in any school if the recruits from other schools and the drop-backs from other classes in the school were included.

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  • Brady was sacked five times and either knocked down or hit on many of his drop-backs.

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  • According to the Web site Pro Football Focus, Manning has been pressured on 38.1 percent of his drop-backs this season, fifth highest in the N.F.L. In those situations, Manning is completing 61.4 percent of his passes - best in the league, ahead of the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and the Saints' Drew Brees.

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  • The 67 drop-backs by Mark Sanchez in a Week 16 loss against the Giants confirmed that he wasn't in sync with Rex Ryan's offensive philosophy.

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  • The Jets blitzed Manning on almost two-thirds of his drop-backs in last year's AFC title game, and Manning thrived, picking apart

  • Even with a shuffled offensive line, Manning was sacked only 16 times in 555 drop-backs, the lowest ratio in the league other than his brother's.

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  • However, he did get in some early work with the quarterbacks, making plenty of throws and even mixing some drop-backs into his repertoire.

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  • That's a measurable pressure in every 30.55 drop-backs on the season.

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