This isn't a thread saying spencer is better than ware, this is a thread for showing people who think spencer isn't that good, how good he is. People always complain about spencer, saying he doesn't put up enough stats, especially opposite ware. I looked at their stats so far and all things considered, spence is playing better than ware. Ware gets doubled often and spencer drops into coverage (can't find an exact stat anywhere so this is a rough estimate) at least 25-30% more than ware does.
Lets look at their last 3 games.
Ware: 7 tackles, 5 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 sack
Spencer: 20 tackles, 14 solo, 6 assisted, 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 pass deflection
Now lets take a look at their season totals so far.
Ware: 45 tackles, 27 solo, 18 assisted, 10 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery
Spencer: 57 tackles, 36 solo, 21 assisted, 6.5 sacks (career high), 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 2 pass deflections.
Spencer has (at least arguably) been outplaying ware this year. People may say "yea but ware gets double teamed a lot" and while that is true, jj watt was getting doubled teamed, sometimes triple teamed yesterday, and has been facing a double team quite often this year, yet he has better stats than ware. Then people will probably say something like "ware is the only person on the defense that gets any pressure" if that were true then nobody else would have any sacks or qb pressure or qb hits. Considering the amount of time spencer drops into coverage, it's safe to say he's been generating more pressure than ware this year. You also have to look at the way the two are built. Ware is 6'4 260 and really built for rushing the passer. Spencer is slightly smaller at 6'3 250 and built more for the run. I'm not trying to talk down on ware, nor am I saying that spencer is better than ware. I'm just tired of people severely underestimating spencer. I admit I didn't really care for him until last year when I started paying more attention to him, now I love the guy. Maybe my attempt at changing y'all perception of spencer is futile, but at least I'm trying. again, not saying ware sucks or that spencer is better than him, just saying how good spencer has been