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Is there a reason behind Darron Lee’s reduction in pass rush production in 2018?

Is there a reason behind Darron Lee’s reduction in pass rush production in 2018?

One strange statistical quirk from the 2018 season was the lack of pass rushing production from linebacker Darron Lee. Most experts would agree that Lee’s overall game took a step forward in 2018, especially in coverage. However, it’s been overlooked that he was completely ineffective as a blitzer. Entering into this study, there was no obvious reason why that might be. Lee had shown in 2017 that he could be an effective blitzer, but followed that up by ranking dead last in PFF’s pass rushing productivity among qualifying linebackers. Officially, Lee had just two quarterback hits and...

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