They did well enough against the run last year that I don't see it as one of the defense's problems. I'm not going to argue with you about Franklin. I don't have everything TIVO'd like you do, but you'll understand if I place more store in any comments players might make than any analysis around here. I'm just not willing to take the position that Spikes is a phony or a liar on this matter. It's more about that than questioning your perception of how he did last year.
Jun 28, 2009 at 5:17 PM
Originally posted by carl: I think the issue with this article is that it's just one player complimenting another player. Without a doubt, AF has earned his playing time. But you have to take what players say with a grain of salt.
Spikes has to work with AF. He's not going to throw him under the bus or even say that he should be making more tackles. Spikes gets paid a lot of money and doesn't want to jeopardize that in any way.
Kinda like how all the players on the team said they like Nolan before he was let go. You really think that was true?
Anyways, enough examples. You get my point.
The articled stated that several niner players rated him the most underrated; this wasn't the media saying he is and Spikes offered his opinion as well as the other players on the team
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