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Coming Up Dry
Jeff Pearlman
August 17, 1998
Tennessee's Anthony Cook was the only defensive lineman in the NFL to start all 16 regular-season games last year and fail to get a sack. (In addition, the Oilers' Barron Wortham was one of only two linebackers who started every game without getting either a sack, a fumble recovery or an interception; the 49ers' Gary Plummer, who retired after the season, was the other.) Of the six other linemen in the 1990s who, like Cook, were shut out, only two markedly improved their sack output the following season.
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August 17, 1998

Coming Up Dry

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Tennessee's Anthony Cook was the only defensive lineman in the NFL to start all 16 regular-season games last year and fail to get a sack. (In addition, the Oilers' Barron Wortham was one of only two linebackers who started every game without getting either a sack, a fumble recovery or an interception; the 49ers' Gary Plummer, who retired after the season, was the other.) Of the six other linemen in the 1990s who, like Cook, were shut out, only two markedly improved their sack output the following season.

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