1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Who will have more sacks this season?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    17,320
    2,638
    Nov 14, 2011
    Highsmith or Ingram, one thing is for sure Ingram will play more snaps than the other #3 OLB the Steelers had recently. Ingram is definitely an upgrade over the likes of Chickillo, and Ola as the #3 OLB.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  2. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    10,592
    1,869
    Nov 4, 2011
    Ingram is a MASSIVE upgrade in the pass rush over our recent backup OLBs, provided that he can suit up. Even when battling injuries, he was disruptive. I saw a stat where he had 28 pressures last year in 7 games played. That’s a pretty robust number of pressures. Sacks are nice, but it’s not all about sacks. A lot of interceptions and incompletions start with pressure.

    As for who has the most: assuming that Ingram is healthy, I see him and Highsmith both being in the 5-7 sack range this season. Some of Ingram’s sacks may come from lining up inside when both Watt and Highsmith are on the field, and possibly when spelling Watt, so I think Highsmith will have more from the ROLB spot.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    4,254
    1,360
    Jan 1, 2018
    Ingrams health is the key. If he is 100% healthy he may very well out-snap Highsmith this season. That is a very big if.

    I actually think both players are going to have good seasons. Highsmith should take a big step forward in year 2. I think Ingram will be healthy enough to be more than just a back up.

    I will say Highsmith and Ingram tie with 7 sacks apiece.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 1
  4. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Still working on the training

    12,779
    3,654
    Oct 26, 2011
    That would certainly be great but that’s 14 sacks coming from the #3/4 position. That seems pretty optimistic.
     
  5. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    4,254
    1,360
    Jan 1, 2018
    I'm thinking Ingram is going to spell Watt from time to time as well. Your right though. 14 may be a bit ambitious.
     
  6. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

    2,166
    524
    Oct 12, 2020
    He said at camp yesterday that he's 200% healthy.
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    9,988
    685
    Oct 26, 2011
    Highsmith, got a year under his belt, I am going to GUESS Highsmith 9 Ingram 8 not to bad
    from the OLB position. Oh by the way Watt 15
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    8,132
    1,682
    Sep 4, 2017
    I'll go conservative with 12 sacks out of Ingram/Highsmith. Enough to have the Steelers fighting for the sack lead for sure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    9,988
    685
    Oct 26, 2011
    As long as their getting after it, I'll be happy. I like the motors of our OLB's
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    22,671
    2,501
    Oct 22, 2011
    extra game this year. i could see those numbers. what ingram means is a fresher highsmith and TJ. that's huge down the stretch. remember highsmith will be in his true first long season as a starter. :cool:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. SteelerGlenn

    SteelerGlenn

    14,615
    2,306
    Nov 24, 2011
    I’m hoping it’s HighSmith who gets more sacks since that will signal he has taken a step forward. Although I think it’s actually going to be Ingram who has more based on his experience.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    5,979
    1,632
    Sep 21, 2017
    Congrats on getting your cool dog right side up. Maybe you shouldn't be sipping when taking pictures.;)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    5,979
    1,632
    Sep 21, 2017
    "extra game" This is why stats are so misleading in all sports. I remember when 1000 yard rusher was amazing in 12 game season. Now they will have 17 games to get there. This goes for all stats.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  14. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    5,399
    540
    Aug 11, 2017
    Ingram. Highsmith is going to be really, really good, but I bet they drop Highsmith a ton, which is probably a good move given our depth now.
     
  15. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    6,337
    928
    Nov 5, 2011
    Watt 16

    Highsmith 9

    Ingram 7

    Highsmith will start with Ingram spelling both him and Watt
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 1
  16. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    8,132
    1,682
    Sep 4, 2017
    Watt needs 20 sacks...i know that's a lot but his brother did it.
     
  17. Seven4Steel

    Seven4Steel Well-Known Member

    1,169
    542
    Nov 28, 2020
    I think it's actually pretty good because at least a couple of TJ's sacks will go to their grouping if he's getting a breather from time to time. A good question is how many sacks will there end up being from the trio? If the secondary is better and holds up enough to give the pass rush another second, the trio will get 30 sacks distributed amongst them.
     
  18. turtle

    turtle

    8,537
    1,373
    Jan 14, 2015
    This is just a HUGE signing. I was traveling when the deal was done so I missed the initial splash. I still think Highsmith will be the starter and they'll use Ingram as the "closer" if you will, along with giving both guys a breather. A bona fide pass rush specialist where there is no drop off when he comes in. And if healthy an improvement on Highsmith when rushing. 3 legit pass rushers on the edge for a team already leading the league in sacks the past couple years is just big.

    I think Ingram will have more sacks than Highsmith just because they may want to utilize that experience on obvious passing situations and why wouldn't they. No slight to Highsmith as he will do the 9 to 5 job more than admirably imo. A lot for opposing OCs to think about when its 3rd and long. And that's just on the edge. Not to mention Cam and Tuitt.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

    4,639
    881
    Nov 13, 2011
    Shoot for the moon... 20 sacks for watt, 10 for highsmith and 12 for Ingram!

    by the way I’m knee deep in Busch lattes
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    22,671
    2,501
    Oct 22, 2011
    who will have more sacks? maybe the fans.:cool:
     
  21. turtle

    turtle

    8,537
    1,373
    Jan 14, 2015
    I just bought some blue yummies today, as I'm assuming that was supposed to be Busch Lights. But I know you're in CA so maybe they have beer flavored lattes??:lolol:
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!