Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I'd like to correct my previous statements? Can Aldon Smith be a 20 sack guy? Sure. Can Alex Smith win 10 NFL MVP award? Sure. I guess anything is possible.
My beef with the thread is that the question should be more specific. Either go with "Will Aldon Smith, at some point in his career, reach 20 sacks in one season?" or "Will Aldon Smith be a perennial 15+ sack/season player?"
I feel you on the thread not being specific enough, lol, it seems like every poster had a different idea of what the OP was asking. I thought he was asking if Aldon has a chance to get 20 sacks in a single season in his career...which I would say is possible but not altogether likely.
However, there is no comparison between Alex Smith winning 10 NFL MVP awards and Aldon Smith getting 20 sacks.
a) Alex Smith is playing his first above average season in seven years, whereas Aldon Smith is 21 in his first season and has been hot as a pistol from the 1st day of training camp on. I think it's much more logical to expect Aldon to produce like a monster because that's all he's shown us he can do so far.
b) Seven people have had 20 sacks but NO ONE has ever won 10 NFL MVP's. The record is 3. I know you were making a joke but still, this comp. is insane.