Originally posted by GorefullBore:
Ok, I did some digging and this is what I found out:
Here are the guys ahead of Aldon on the 49ers all-time single season sack list.
13 - This is where is currently is tied with Dwaine Board(1983) for 6th all-time.
14 - No 49er has ever had 14 sacks in a season. Aldon would have this mark all to himself and the 5th spot all-time.
15 - If Aldon gets 15 then he would tie Dana Stubblefield(1997) and Chris Doleman(1998) for 4th all-time.
16 - At 16 he would match the great Charles Haley(1990) for 3rd all-time.
17 - Should this mark be obtained he would equal Tim Harris(1992) and Fred Dean(1983) for 1st all-time.
18 - Finally if he reaches this number he will have the record all to himself. He needs 5 sacks to get there, so this should be an interesting sub-plot the rest of the season.
Here is a great article with some great superlitives from Steve and Trent on Aldon. I take more stock in what Steve had to say because he is usually slow to praise while Trent is much more effusive with his. Oh and they also lay out the 49ers sackmasters ahead of Aldon. Not to toot my own horn, but I posted the same with my research yesterday, so I beat the Chronicle ha ha. Oh here are the qotes from Steve and Trent.
Steve - "Aldon Smith is as good as Charles Haley as a young player," Young said. "He tricks your eye, he's so quick. I think that's why he's going to be an all-time defensive end."
Trent -There's nothing not to like. He has every trait you want in a pass rusher: He gets skinny in the hole, great acceleration, long arms, leverage, eyes, you name it.
"This will be the most dominant pass rusher in football in the next few years."
[ Edited by GorefullBore on Dec 21, 2011 at 11:12 PM ]