(1) This JoeDirt character is a joker.
(2) SF people need to stop trying to shove Aldon Smith down everyone's throat. You've been trying since early last year.
No. No. No. He is not the premier pass-rusher in the NFL. JJ Watt and Von Miller are better. He's probably #3.
From a pure, getting to the QB perspective, he has a case to presently be the top guy. Surpassing Bruce Smith and Reggie White for most sacks in first two years, and now scratching after the single season record? Hard to argue.
That being said, guys like Watt and Miller are better all around players.
Aldon Smith had two sacks against the Dolphins Sunday, bringing his league-leading total to 19.5. All of his sacks this season have come when the 49ers have sent four or fewer pass rushers and he has 7.5 sacks more than anybody else with standard press
^This stat is scary
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So, in reality, you just made yourself look utterly foolish and under-educated on issues of logic and reasoning. You also made yourself look presumptuous and closed-minded.
Man, you really did a number against your credibility with that foolish post. But... moving on to big-boy issues...
Sacks in last 2 years:
Jared Allen: 31
Demarcus Ware: 30.5
Aldon Smith: 33.5
Von Miller: 27.5
So, he has a negligible lead over Allen and Ware over the last two seasons... and 5.5 came in one game.... so he hasn't even been as consistent as Allen and Ware.
That's my first observation.
Watt is on Smith's heels and that is without rushing the passer on every play because he regularly pulls up and stops going after the passer in order to put himself in position to knock the ball down, and 5 of his deflections have gone for INT.
Don't believe me? http://www.slate.com/articles/sports..._the_game.html
Tons of evidence.
Therefore, when rushing the passer, Watt is more versatile, impacts the game more, all the while sacking the quarterback almost as much as Smith, without pursuing the QB as much.
So, who is the better "pass-rusher"? Throw in the fact that he's doing it at 3-4 DE without the advantage of playing with Justin Smith... this season it seems obvious that Watt has been better at pass-rushing.
Maybe you weren't around PSD last year? SF fans have been crowning this kid #1 since about week 4 last year.And its not as tho people are talking about a player who doesnt have the stats, hes 3 sacks away from an all time record, and we're shoving him down peoples throats? If this guy was in NY he would be all over your T.V
He regularly pulls up when he can't get off his block in time to get there. That's not anything about being a better pass rusher IMO.Watt is on Smith's heels and that is without rushing the passer on every play because he regularly pulls up and stops going after the passer in order to put himself in position to knock the ball down, and 5 of his deflections have gone for INT.
Sounds like you went on about the rest of his game then swung back to bring up his position and that was your whole case.
That is, in fact, about being a better pass-rusher. Results when rushing the passer.
If both players rush a passer, neither beat the block with the first move, player a goes to a second move and fails to get by the block while player b pulls up, sets himself up, and knocks the pass down....
Why is that not a positive in player b's favor when rushing the passer?
To say that's not anything about being a better pass-rusher is just blatantly false, norm. Both were rushing the passer, one had more success. Come on, you're better than that.
I think Watt is a better player. I'm not convinced he's a better pass rusher.
It's a positive for player b overall. Not in pass rusher. I don't overrate Charles Woodson in coverage because he can blitz. It's not the same thing. You're blending them together which isn't fair if we're talking about just pass rusher which I was thinking we were.
Second, this seems to be a common misconception about Smith that all he does is rush. Is it what he is mainly asked to do? Yes, but his all around game has improved quite a bit, especially considering he's only two years at the OLB position.
Thirdly, what Watt does is fantastic, not taking anything away, but the Texans defense up front is no slouch either. Cushing, Reed, Barwin, Brown, Mercilus in the wings, most defensive coordinators would salivate at having that kind of roster.
I don't know who wins dpoy this year, but I assure you it won't be Aldon.
Can niners fans stop the hype please? The dude is a great pass rusher, but how many Miller/Watt threads do you see?
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