Originally posted by pwilly52:
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by FourNine49:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by Ether:
Too bad we only have 11 sacks.
we have 16
So that means we don't have a dominant pass rusher yet again.
I bet we are regretting signing Haralson to that extension...
I do not understand why it's such a big deal that we do not have a "dominate" pass rusher? I agree it would great if we did and I do hope the team adds one next offseason. But this defense is really good as is, they are very very good against the run (#2 in the NFL) have the best ILB core in the league, the best D player in the league in Willis.
The passrush gets plenty of push from the DL, way more than I expected and it shows how good Manusky/Sing are. Franklin looks like a monster and J.Smith is def a probowler. If the team does a good job at rushing the passer that's all that matters.
Would it be better if we had Jared Allen and he had 11 sacks and the team still only had 16?
Probably, because having one player have a lot of sacks is eveerrryttthhhing does any one take QB pressures and hits into accounts any more? They are equally as important. I remember some one posting that Justin Smith was #1/ #2 in the league in QB pressures and QB hits for DE's.
You're kidding right?
Dominant defenses have that "one" player who is a beast and gets sacks like no other person.
Having that player allows the opposing teams to lock in on him, allowing other players to step up as well.
Jared Allen has over 10 sacks this season. Offenses pay more attention to him than any other defensive lineman on the Vikings. This has allowed Ray Edwards to attain 3.5 sacks on the season and Kevin Williams with 5 sacks.
Having that dominant player makes EVERYONE better on the defense.
The 49ers play good defense, but they can't close games out because they don't have that game changing defensive player making clutch plays.