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Why doesnt Patrick Willis make any big plays?

Bowman is helping to carry the load which is good for both of them in the long run. Less tackles = less wear and tear on your body which = longer career. If NB picks up 1/2 of the load then they both will eek out a year or two of extra to play.
maybe just maybe the offensive coordinators are scheming around patrick willis.
This reminds me of Bryant Young when his sack numbers dropped. People expected BY to continue putting up 9-11 sacks a season and overlooked the fact that he drew double teams and freed up his teammates to make plays. There was a drop-off in his stats, not necessarily his play.

Patrick Willis is still Patrick Willis, despite the drop in stats.
Originally posted by gamechanger:
What's there to notice? Willis wiffed on Vick and Bowman made the play, Willis had no impact on Bowman making that play. He was making those type of tackles in college way before he even set foot on the field with Willis. Willis is one of my favorite players, I just think he can take it to another level and needs to make more of an impact when he's out there.

Yes, i know what u mean! dude bro... I am proud of Bowman made the play because we need him help our team.. its very important our team and help our team for get a win!! do u understand it??! i am very good at Gm sports! If you complain about loss game right? then we need our team must fit and fit better our team right now.. then important for win games.. that is simple!! Willis wiifed on vick because no ones run on vick that is why. Willis ran hard and chase him too late for reason.. but 49ers still defense are doin good job that gave us the wins!! Willis wants to opposite for defense and defense rock for win games! he is plays smartest! trust me bro...
Because he has help
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Originally posted by Marvin49:
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

I think he just shows up to work and does his job. I think Bowman is benefitting from D's trying to take Willis out of the play. Thats not gonna work for long tho because Bowman has stepped up.

Pretty much this right here.
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I'm perfectly fine with the way he's playing, he'll get some forced fumbles, he doesn't need to be the guy that gets a bunch of sacks. We have other people who can sack. Just take care of those runningbacks, force a few fumbles, and smash guys trying to run short inside routes.
Originally posted by D-NOTTE:
Because he has help

Big Game Bowman!!! Easily becoming one of my favorite 9ers.
All over the field today with 12 tackles. Also, he was reading the plays before they happened. This guy is a straight G. Eff this thread, lock it up and kill it.
Originally posted by sacniner:
All over the field today with 12 tackles. Also, he was reading the plays before they happened. This guy is a straight G. Eff this thread, lock it up and kill it.

yup
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by sacniner:
All over the field today with 12 tackles. Also, he was reading the plays before they happened. This guy is a straight G. Eff this thread, lock it up and kill it.

yup

He f**ked Freeman up as well, rattled him the entire day (Josh was almost always turning to look for Willis before every snap).
Originally posted by sacniner:
All over the field today with 12 tackles. Also, he was reading the plays before they happened. This guy is a straight G. Eff this thread, lock it up and kill it.

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the job of a MLB is thankless. they arent in position to make game changing plays. theyre job is to be the rock solid middle of the D. they direct the D, they attack the ball carrier, stuff the run, etc. Willis is ELITE at what he does. people who think hes not doing enough know nothing about football.
Your not seeing Willis much as the rest of the defense has picked it up. He is still dynamite but the whole defense is really playing well and he doesnt stand out as much.
I could of sworn he lead the team with tackles 2day you cant tell me he doesnt do anything for this team.............lock this stupid thread already ppl should not be bashing on Willis he's the heart of the defense
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