Originally posted by PatrickWillisHOF:
Lets be honest. The guy hasn't done anything. Some of you say that he clogs holes, but how can you be satisfied with stats like these:
He has played in 27 games.
He has 11 solo tackles in 27 games.
He has 8 assisted tackles in 27 games.
So that is a total of 19 tackles in 27 games.
Not to mention, he has never had a sack.
In limited play last year he made a few tackles for a loss so to me he looks to have potential but why he played sparingly this year is probably because Smith,Franklin,Soap and McDonald all played very well.They also drafted that DE Ricky Jean-Francois this year they seem to like as well.
What a some people on the zone(not including you) don't understand is it takes time for most of these young players to develop and if they don't perform right away then some zoners call them busts.
A perfect example is Manny Lawson
who was drafted as a pass rusher-since he hasn't had many sacks so far zoners were saying he's overrated,he's a bust,he's
Lawson may not be the pass rushing force the 49ers drafted him for but he is an above average LB and has showed it this year-play the run,coverage,force fumbles and sack the QB.
I'm not saying Balmer will be anything special or anything at all but personally I'll give young players such as him a chance to develop before I start running my mouth and talking bs about him.