Tennessee QB Matt Simms handles sacks with poise

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Simms considers himself a pro when
it comes to taking a sack. The Tennessee quarterback has a little
experience having been hit with 18 of them in five games.

He relaxes and lets his body go while protecting the ball and
doing his best not to stick his arm out to brace the fall.

Simms knows that when your starting offensive line includes only
one senior playing next to two true freshmen and two sophomores,
sacks will just be a part of the game. The Volunteers (2-3, 0-2
Southeastern Conference) are giving up an average 3.8 sacks per
game, ranking them 117th out of 120 FBS teams.

Georgia's defense has struggled in its first season of a 3-4
scheme, but coach Mark Richt thinks the Bulldogs, who are averaging
two sacks per game, are improving.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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