I used to beleive that Sacks were an overrated stat, and then I started to understand the game and realised how vital they were, by understand the game i mean understanding how the NFL is pretty much the only sport in the world where every single possession is important in a way, thats what makes it so great.
There is one place where the sack is overrated and that is when a first down still comes after the sack. like today when Griffin got the sack and then jones ran for 20 yards or something and we lost all the momentum the Sack had given us. The same thing happens in Tennis with breaks of serve, and John Newcombe always says a break is only a half break until you then hold serve the next game..... and thats what I propose for sacks... yes the player still gets the Sack regardless but the team should only get credited with the sack, when the whole team 'holds serve' and forces a punt of FG after the sack, could be called "Forced Kick Sack" or "Sack to change possession or something, still havent got the name worked out, but yeah after a sack the D needs to drive home the advantage and that is whay I think this stat would help to truly credit good D, rather than just rating all sacks as equal as currently happens...
Is this crazy??? what do you all think???