Idk what is being argued here, but JJ Watt is better than Aldon Smith at football...thats all I know.
I think he can get it, and I think he is one of the top 3 pass rushers in the league right now.
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You can blame Justin Smith for cheating or whatever else you want, but the fact is that Aldon Smith is just too fast and shifty for a lot of linemen to handle. If he gets some daylight or builds up some speed, he's gone, and the QB is down. It's his pure athletic talent that is getting these sacks along with Justin's hard work.
You can discredit him all you want, this kid is just learning the game, and that's a scary thought.
But the argument between who's the better player between Aldon and Watt...its not comparable really. Watt is a freak of nature, there is no denying that. He does soooo much for his defense. But if people are going to negate Aldon because he has Justin Smith, then you have to take away from Watt for having Barwin outside of him as well.
Oh and last time I checked, the LT is usually the best lineman on teams olines, and thats who Aldon is going up against a vast majority of the time. He deserves more credit than "Oh, Justin Smith is holding the offensive line for Aldon to get to the Qb." ****ing ridiculous
Not sure how people keep turning anything pertaining to Watt/Miller/Smith into a comparison of who is better overall among the three. The OP asks is Smith the premier pass rusher in the league, that is all.
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Don't the numbers speak for themselves?
Same with Norm's "screen" objection. If a player regularly cannot read screens and pursues the QB in pass-rush recklessly, getting burned, while another player consistently reads it well, pulls up his pass rush, and makes a better play....
It would appear that in both those situations, the other player is a worse pass-rusher bc of his lack of intelligence and ability to switch gears and make the right play while in pass rush.
This whole idea that rushing the passer only applies to trying to beat a block to get the the QB is just plain false. It's a nice attempt to concentrate sexy statistics into one category so we can compartmentalize sexy stats from less sexy stats, but it's still false. Again, nice try, but it is nonsense.