Originally posted by SJniner7:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Aldon Smith --------10
Justin Smith --------8
Ahmad Brooks ----6
NaVorro Bowman 6
Ray McDonald ----4
Patrick Willis -------3
Parys Haralson ---3
Isaac Sopoaga ---1
We had 36 last year. We can easily crank that up to the mid 40's. Our pass rush is improved at every front seven position except for Willis and J Smith.
No more role players, our pass rushers are going to be on the field this year.
I would switch Aldon and Brooks, and also switch PW and Bowman, and those are very realistic numbers
I am not down on Brooks or Willis. And its not necessarily an issue of "better" or "worse".
Brooks is more of a "get to the edge" pass rusher. I think he is going to funnel the quarterback down into both the Smiths. Aldon and Justin like the bull rush, and they are going to be able to clean up a lot of other players disruption. That's just how I see it.
Willis is good, but NaVorro Bowman can shed a running back better than any MLB I have ever seen on this team. He has extremely quick legs and good balance. Also, I think they'll send Bowman more than Willis, Willis is MUCH better in coverage at this stage, and Bowman is no worse than Willis at pass rush.
The same principal is true on offense. For example, if the RT is beat, the quarterback will tend to run away, straight into the LT's block, and the LT gets the undeserved sack.