I was not aware of the boxing and martial arts skills or basketball! Wow...I have been watching his hand work all year and that has truly been the difference. On the other side, I see Brooks who can bull rush and has tremendous closing speed when the QB is in his sights and is still getting used to playing every down. Both players are/will be getting used to playing almost every down, both can play many positions and line up anywhere including off the edge, as an inside LB, all along the DL esp. DE and RDT, both have "serious" closing speed, explode "through" the QB causing broken ribs, pain and TO's and both are great against the run and Brooks already leads the team in TFL with 5. My point? Fans...we have something special brewing here esp. when you look at the other five players along the front 7. If Brooks/Aldon can continue to work on their hand techniques, stamina to play every down effectively and continue to grow in the film room (game recognition) this could end up being a VERY dynamic duo. Right now, alone, they have combined:
30 tackles, 7.5 sacks for 61 yards, 9 TFL, 1 FF, 1 Safety and 6 PD
Name one set of OLBers right now, in just six games, who have out-performed these guys. I didn't even add in Haralson's stats here either.
[ Edited by NCommand on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM ]