I don't think all this talk about Bowman being so much better really has much pull. Bowman is playing great, but he's just doing his job. His high tackle numbers don't mean a whole lot to me, and if you want to point to statistics as the measuring stick.. well..
Bowman has 92 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 FF.
Willis has 78 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 FF.
Just saying. All this stuff about "Bowman has this many tackles and is playing even better than Willis" honestly doesn't hold much merit, in my opinion. I think we're just used to Willis being great, so Bowman's sudden improvement from last year makes him seem even better than he might really be. Again, don't get me wrong, Bowman's doing a terrific job, but I have yet to see anything this year to make me believe he's been better that Willis -- whether statistically, or on the field with what he does that doesn't show up on the stat sheet.
You are a rb and you make it past the LOS into the LBs step one way Willis is bearing down or you step the other way and Bowman is coming...
I know which way I would run....just sayin.
Bingo. Considering how much Willis is used in coverage too, the fact that he still has more sacks and forced fumbles even more so shows how much better he is.
I really don't follow many individual defenders outside of the Niners, but wtf is this Bishop doing to get all this hype and votes? Is it just because he plays for a higher profile team? He must be putting up numbers, because I saw him ranked ahead of Willis in an IDP fantasy list last week too.
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