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Why doesnt Patrick Willis make any big plays?

Originally posted by VA49er:
Those that disagree with this line of reasoning, as I do, argue that you just aren't watching the game. Willis is making plenty of big plays. He allows everyone to do what they are doing. People act like Ray lewis is some kind of sackmaster intereception specialist. Ray averages under 2 interceptions a season and only once had more than 3. He has had seasons with none. he averages about 2.4 sacks per season. His best was 5. Had none one season. He has scored a total of 3 tds in 16 years. He has 19 fumbles recovered and 1 safety.

Patrick willis's numbers aren't any better or worse in the "big play" category. He had 6 sacks last year, 4, 1, and 4 before that. He ahs two seasons with no picks one with 1 and one with three. He's scored two tds. He has recovered 3 fumbles.

The point is he isn't playing any better or worse than Ray Lewis over his career so far or any better or worse than he has for us. He is in on all the plays, he is making huge tackles and shutting down the run which is his job. He is often left alone to get the RB while our other players blitz this season which means he has to clean up. He is playing great and I and others on this board would, and have, submited that those who think he isn't don't know what they are watching.

Also, looking at the numbers, where is this magical partick willis who has been leading our team in interceptions and sacks the last few years?
I agree with all of this. He had a great game today. But the first four games he just didn't seem like his normal, tackling-machine self. Today he was
that b*****d only had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. CUT HIM NOW!
I'm here to eat some crow. Willis was a beast out there! I didn't feel the earthquake today but heard about it, I'm pretty sure it was Willis warming up for this game. The defense is amazing because he is on the field and I will never question him again! Loving me some crow right now!
Originally posted by darkknight49:
that b*****d only had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. CUT HIM NOW!

i agree, what a sloppy performance by willis. i sure hope he gets cut tonight!
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Originally posted by gamechanger:
I'm here to eat some crow. Willis was a beast out there! I didn't feel the earthquake today but heard about it, I'm pretty sure it was Willis warming up for this game. The defense is amazing because he is on the field and I will never question him again! Loving me some crow right now!

What's hilarious is you questioned him in the first place.

C'mon man...Patrick Willis?
Um anyone remember a few years back when he ran down an Arizona wide receiver from like 20 yards back? That play was kinda a big deal and if I recall a game saving tackle
Originally posted by OX49er253:
Um anyone remember a few years back when he ran down an Arizona wide receiver from like 20 yards back? That play was kinda a big deal and if I recall a game saving tackle

yea but he is still slow, he is getting old, and he just cant play like he used too. im sure he will make some other teams practice squad
FTT!
Originally posted by rtj03:
First, I LOVE P WILLY and think he is a very good linebacker BUT I just feel he never makes any really game changing plays like forced fumbles, ints, sacks (I know he doesnt blitz that often), defensive TD's. He is a tackling machine and deserves credit for that.

I just look at Ray lewis and some ohters and they always make big plays like big 4th qt tackles and other things.

What do you all think

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not to get on the mods but they lock legit threads yet they let this thread go....?
best SET of LB's in the NFL.

the beast patrick willis now has a pack of savage animals to lead.
What made the difference for this game? Are other teams starting to focus on Bowman and forgetting about Willis? Did he rush the passer at all in this game?
Hey did he hurt Blount yesterday?


Raheem Morris said today he's not sure LeGarrette will play next week.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
best SET of LB's in the NFL.

the beast patrick willis now has a pack of savage animals to lead.

Everyone is playing at a high high level.

Aldon Smith unblockable one on one.

P Willy is unstoppable period.

Brooks makes plays

Haralson can get to the QB and has shored up his spotty run D.

Bowman looks like Willis II

Holy s**t we're beasting...Manny who?
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Hey did he hurt Blount yesterday?


Raheem Morris said today he's not sure LeGarrette will play next week.

It was that hit by Goldson to his legs after the long play i believe. After that he was pulled.

Goldson is earning his pay.
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