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Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
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19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?
Totally disagree
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
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19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?

Kind of dumb. They should compare 4-3 d-line with 4-3 d-lines, 3-4 d-lines with 3-4 d-lines, etc.

I don't care about how much Smith is paid but he is certainly doing everything and more esp. for a 3-4 RDE. I somewhat agree re: Franklin b/c he'll never be a Wilfork or Williams but in a one-gap, he's above average. Sopoaga is a very solid LDE and should continue to get better. Of the other 3-4 defensive lines, I'd say we're above average for sure. We need to keep perspective that how often did teams run against us vs pass? Was that b/c we were so effective along the d-line with our LB's or b/c we were more weak against the pass?
Originally posted by BillWalsh257:
Totally disagree
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Smith terribly over-paid...WTF, hes probably one of the best 3-4 RE in the league. And probably top 10 in D-lineman. They should've edited it while they had a chance with "Smith is terribly underrated". Put Justin Smith on a line with Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork and that would be a terrible line to face.
19th and they called out Smith? Usually I don't care about this sort of thing, but that's a bunch of baloney.
2nd place in yards per rush, 3rd place in sacks. That doesn't happen with the 19th ranked defensive line.

I don't blame yahoo for their rankings because on paper it's not a sexy D Line just understand they're wrong.

[ Edited by tjd808185 on Jun 29, 2010 at 18:54:04 ]
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
LINK

Quote:
19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?

Jason Cole is a f*cking jackwagon.

Afrank is a f*cking beast of a 3-4 NT...and Smith is the best 3-4 DE in the game.

The Niners lose points for depth (as our backups are middling at best).

Cole can take a beer battered f*ck off the end of my d*ck as it pertains to his knowledge of Afrank and Smitty.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Smith terribly over-paid...WTF, hes probably one of the best 3-4 RE in the league. And probably top 10 in D-lineman. They should've edited it while they had a chance with "Smith is terribly underrated". Put Justin Smith on a line with Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork and that would be a terrible line to face.

Cole us just an ignorant b*****d. If he watched at least 1 game of the 49ers last year (which i can assume he didn't) then he would know how important smith is to our defense. Even if he doesn't put up numbers that his contract should demand (which i think he does anyways) he still does way more for this team than just tackles and sacks. Smith is a huge part to our defense and anyone who watches the games (us) would know that.

Im not worried about this article cause no1 gives a s**t about the 49ers and they don't know what they're talking about most of the time. Thats why i disregard all these team rankings. Just a bunch of bulls**t
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Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Smith terribly over-paid...WTF, hes probably one of the best 3-4 RE in the league. And probably top 10 in D-lineman. They should've edited it while they had a chance with "Smith is terribly underrated". Put Justin Smith on a line with Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork and that would be a terrible line to face.

Cole us just an ignorant b*****d. If he watched at least 1 game of the 49ers last year (which i can assume he didn't) then he would know how important smith is to our defense. Even if he doesn't put up numbers that his contract should demand (which i think he does anyways) he still does way more for this team than just tackles and sacks. Smith is a huge part to our defense and anyone who watches the games (us) would know that.

Im not worried about this article cause no1 gives a s**t about the 49ers and they don't know what they're talking about most of the time. Thats why i disregard all these team rankings. Just a bunch of bulls**t



Somebody send him a link to this thread!!!!
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Originally posted by Legbreaker:
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
LINK

Quote:
19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?

Jason Cole is a f*cking jackwagon.

Afrank is a f*cking beast of a 3-4 NT...and Smith is the best 3-4 DE in the game.

The Niners lose points for depth (as our backups are middling at best).

Cole can take a beer battered f*ck off the end of my d*ck as it pertains to his knowledge of Afrank and Smitty.

+1

This guy is obviously an idiot.
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Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
LINK

Quote:
19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?

Kind of dumb. They should compare 4-3 d-line with 4-3 d-lines, 3-4 d-lines with 3-4 d-lines, etc.

I don't care about how much Smith is paid but he is certainly doing everything and more esp. for a 3-4 RDE. I somewhat agree re: Franklin b/c he'll never be a Wilfork or Williams but in a one-gap, he's above average. Sopoaga is a very solid LDE and should continue to get better. Of the other 3-4 defensive lines, I'd say we're above average for sure. We need to keep perspective that how often did teams run against us vs pass? Was that b/c we were so effective along the d-line with our LB's or b/c we were more weak against the pass?

I read somewhere...a statistic site somewhere that Smith was the top end in the league in the QB pressures/ general makin' chaos on passing downs dept. It didn't shock me...I believe it...I truly do think he is the most disruptive end in the league. We lose Smith, our D is not near what it is now. He is worth every penny, easily.
Its tough to have an opinion on players without actually having seen them play.

Calling Justin Smith "overpaid" is proof that he hasn't actually seen him play except for highlights etc.
Hey, look at the bright side. At least he did not rank you 31st and take a shot at your coach.

[ Edited by Hawksfan81 on Jun 29, 2010 at 20:58:28 ]
Originally posted by Blitz:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Jason Cole of Yahoo sports has the niners ranked 19th as far a D-Line is concerned.
LINK

Quote:
19. San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers like to sell people on the greatness of Aubrayo Franklin(notes). Nice player, but more along the lines of Cincy’s Domata Peko, a tough, hard-working sort. That leaves ends Isaac Sopoaga(notes) and Justin Smith(notes), who are both solid. Smith is terribly overpaid, but that’s the nature of free agency in the NFL.

Agree or Disagree?

Kind of dumb. They should compare 4-3 d-line with 4-3 d-lines, 3-4 d-lines with 3-4 d-lines, etc.

I don't care about how much Smith is paid but he is certainly doing everything and more esp. for a 3-4 RDE. I somewhat agree re: Franklin b/c he'll never be a Wilfork or Williams but in a one-gap, he's above average. Sopoaga is a very solid LDE and should continue to get better. Of the other 3-4 defensive lines, I'd say we're above average for sure. We need to keep perspective that how often did teams run against us vs pass? Was that b/c we were so effective along the d-line with our LB's or b/c we were more weak against the pass?

I read somewhere...a statistic site somewhere that Smith was the top end in the league in the QB pressures/ general makin' chaos on passing downs dept. It didn't shock me...I believe it...I truly do think he is the most disruptive end in the league. We lose Smith, our D is not near what it is now. He is worth every penny, easily.

But that was probably done by a site that had actually seen him play and/or did research. That doesn't follow proper protocol.

Justin Smith? Did he have a sack in the Pro-Bowl? Don't think so. He Sux.

The above logic is a much more atypical way to confirm value. Its the same system used by professionals everywhere, like ratings agencies on Wall Street, as well as multi-billion dollar energy internationals, like BP.