People have gone way overboard on the TO thing
Yes there's luck in recovering fumbles. There is not luck in forcing fumbles.
TOs are very much skill based. There's a reason why you mostly see the same teams year after year lead the country in TOs and usually top talents.
Yes some flukes happen where a team will get lucky but there's a reason why Illinois has consistently been able to force TOs during Lovie's tenure and at a rate much higher than previous eras.
Did we get a little bit lucky last year? Probably but that doesn't mean that we're going to go right back to 0. More than likely we'll keep forcing TOs at a rate slightly less than last year.
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