He didn't start out "dog slow." I think he was real good for a lot of years, but when he lost his speed he lost it big time. When he was young he was running in the 4.5's which was pretty quick for such a big man. But, for the last three or four years, he's been real slow, slow enough to be a detriment to the defense.
Originally posted by baltien:
Totally overrated IMO. Great tackler, but dog slow, terrible in coverage, and injury prone to boot.
Never got why people were so high on him.
He was a great player at one point in his career. His physical play and intensity lead to injuries and being worn down. Guy averaged 100 tackles in 11 full seasons, had 41 sacks, 22 interceptions, 4 tds an 12 ff.
His defense lead the bears to a superbowl with Rex Grossman, one of thee worst starting QBs in recent Superbowl memory.
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM ]
This fan site is dedicated to the 49ers and their fans. It is in no way affiliated with the NFL or any of its teams. All teams and players mentioned on this site are registered trademarks of the NFL. The use of any team names, words, trademarks, logos or photos have been used for descriptive purposes only. The content and information from other sites is the property of their respective owners. Player and team photos used with permission from USA TODAY Sports Images.