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Justin Smith, the best 3-4 DE in the NFL appreciation thread

  • Axl49
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Originally posted by captveg:
The Pats had already scored 14 unanswered when Justin left. The comeback was already going on.

Our d still got pushed around out there besides the drive after crabs scored a td our d was weak out there. They scored on a couple of drives because they kept Aldon and Justin on sideline with hurry up offense.
Originally posted by Axl49:
Originally posted by captveg:
The Pats had already scored 14 unanswered when Justin left. The comeback was already going on.

Our d still got pushed around out there besides the drive after crabs scored a td our d was weak out there. They scored on a couple of drives because they kept Aldon and Justin on sideline with hurry up offense.

It was the quick snaps and short passes. It showed why a D-line on most teams is rotating. They clutched up when the offense showed some life in the second half
Gotta hope he's ok and ready to go for SNF next weekend.
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I'm gonna go ahead and disagree here.

Smith is a great player... but I think its our 4 Linebackers, Willis-Bow-Brooks-ASmith, who card start on 31 teams in the NFL

that make this defense what it is.
Originally posted by trogdor:
While I agree he is the key to our defense, I was quite impressed with the consistent pressure RJF was getting there at the end. Maybe their line was tired, but RJF was in Brady's face more than Aldon down the stretch.

This, RJF was legit. That guy's a baller, straight up. I'd like to see him get more time in the rotation, he was driving offensive linemen back and looking good, especially on those last couple of drives where they were getting up in Brady's face.
Originally posted by captveg:
The Pats had already scored 14 unanswered when Justin left. The comeback was already going on.

I thought it was 7 unanswered before he left.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by trogdor:
While I agree he is the key to our defense, I was quite impressed with the consistent pressure RJF was getting there at the end. Maybe their line was tired, but RJF was in Brady's face more than Aldon down the stretch.

This, RJF was legit. That guy's a baller, straight up. I'd like to see him get more time in the rotation, he was driving offensive linemen back and looking good, especially on those last couple of drives where they were getting up in Brady's face.


can justin smith lose his job because of injury?
Originally posted by hofer36:
can justin smith lose his job because of injury?

LOL, if anyone's starting position is secure on that team, it is that man's.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by trogdor:
While I agree he is the key to our defense, I was quite impressed with the consistent pressure RJF was getting there at the end. Maybe their line was tired, but RJF was in Brady's face more than Aldon down the stretch.

This, RJF was legit. That guy's a baller, straight up. I'd like to see him get more time in the rotation, he was driving offensive linemen back and looking good, especially on those last couple of drives where they were getting up in Brady's face.


Aldon is still a little raw. He was being held the ENTIRE second half and he didn't know how to defeat it or sell it to the refs. He was being grabbed on both sides of his jersey and lifted up. It was almost funny. At one point it looked like the tackle almost lifted his jersey over his head.

RJF is our most underrated player. He was able to get under the hands of the holding tackle and use his leverage and fresh legs to his advantage.
our d was tired
Undergoing MRI tomorrow. That means the X-ray was negative. Hopefully it's just a bad strain and not a torn biceps/triceps or something like that. I don't mind him sitting out the rest of the reg season to be ready for playoffs.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Undergoing MRI tomorrow. That means the X-ray was negative. Hopefully it's just a bad strain and not a torn biceps/triceps or something like that. I don't mind him sitting out the rest of the reg season to be ready for playoffs.

Hope he is healthy... Agree with you, I would rather see him get healthy then play these last two
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by trogdor:
While I agree he is the key to our defense, I was quite impressed with the consistent pressure RJF was getting there at the end. Maybe their line was tired, but RJF was in Brady's face more than Aldon down the stretch.

This, RJF was legit. That guy's a baller, straight up. I'd like to see him get more time in the rotation, he was driving offensive linemen back and looking good, especially on those last couple of drives where they were getting up in Brady's face.

he played DE a lot and I think he might be better at that position than in the middle.
I am worried about Justin, hoping he is OK. I hope he didn't tear any ligaments in the elbow. I can't celebrate this win fully until his MRI results come in.
The Pats came back because the 9ers switched to a Zone D up 31-3 and let Brady go down the field. Then Brady got hot, etc. You can switch to that kind of defense with 8 minutes left in the 4th, not the 3rd. Niners really dodged a bullet.
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