Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan: I've been one of Sopoaga's critics for awhile now..."solid as a rock" isn't good enough in the 3-4. Look around the league at similar DL's...just about everyone of them has three top-flight starters...DE's who can not only stop the run, but disrupt the passing game. Justin Smith is what a DE is all about...we really need a bookend to him at LDE...and, for all you Sopoaga supporters out there, he's not it. He's had more than his fair share of chances to improve and he really hasn't. That's one of the main reasons I was hoping Singletary/Baalke would've acquired a more studly DE. None of the guys they've acquired in recent years are cutting the mustard...so to me the BL is our DL won't be among the elite 'til they get a stud opposite Smith.
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