By John Sigler | Saints Wire
If you blinked during the New Orleans Saints’ win over the San Francisco 49ers last week, you probably missed Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s critical sack against 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens. And you might have missed it even if you were paying rapt attention: Gardner-Johnson’s takedown was the fastest sack of the NFL’s schedule of games in Week 10, per Zebra Technology.
And that stat was pointed out by none other than Saints coach Sean Payton, who has frequently talked up what he’s learned from partnering with Zebra Technology in the past. Their advanced analytics and on-field tracking devices have helped Payton and his staff shape their practice schedule and inform decisions about where players sometimes line up, and in this case provide proof to how impressive a play looked in action.
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