Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
So freaking overrated it was unbelievable, can't believe how many people cried about how this defense was "missing Soap." He had a solid year in 2011, not a great year, not even a good year really, a solid year, prior to that he had been mediocre. In 2012 he went back to being mediocre and now he's just completely fallen off the map. Dorsey and Williams were both improvements over him.
He really wasn't overrated. Was very solid in 2011. One of the reasons we had such a stout run D. Was ok in 2012. People seem to think he was overrated because he didn't put up any stats and didn't offer anything as a pass rusher. He did his job for us, which is all we could ask for. He held the point of attack and was very good in the run game.