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QBs' Big Numbers Include Sacks, Too

Rodgers took 31 sacks in 2010 (USP)

As one veteran starter told Len Pasquarelli, quarterbacks ‘feel like pinatas' in today's NFL, when marching orders from the top have done little to protect the game's passers from a preponderance of hard hits. Pasquarelli wonders, how can they last?

Those recent remarks by Michael Vick aside, the consensus feeling among non-quarterbacks around the league, and even some fans, is that the NFL has tried way too hard to insulate its most notable, high-profile and highest-paid performers by figuratively constructing a cocoon around the league's passers. But not even legislation, or the implicit directions to game officials to protect the game's...

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