Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco led the NFL in self-inflicted sacks, according to a study by Fanhouse.
Flacco had a league-high 25 sacks when he held onto the ball for more than three seconds. That was five more than any other NFL quarterback.
Some might say Flacco takes too long to make decisions while others would say his receivers didn't create separation quickly enough (which prevented Flacco from getting rid of the ball quickly).Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranked second in sacks in which he held onto the ball for more than three seconds (20). Chicago's Jay Cutler and Philadelphia's Michael Vick tied for third with 19.
Comparatively, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning each was sacked one time when holding onto the ball for more than three seconds.
Flacco was sacked a career-high 40 times in 2010.
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