Originally posted by Baugh_Area:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
He is what he is....a guy who is pretty much a 4-3 DE right now, which is his role in the nickle, when he comes in. He didn't show much in a pass rush last night, but made a couple good tackles on run plays (the one at the end of the 3rd quarter was solid). To me, last night was a mixed performance, but nothing that altered the team's fate.
He is a guy who shows bursts of excitement, but is not a consistent all-around player right now. His coverage skills are raw, and that is why he is almost completely limited to rushing off the edge in nickle situations.
In the last month, he is probably the fourth best OLB in this draft, behind Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan, and Brooks Reed. These guys are making a larger impact than Smith, mostly due to the number of snaps. However, his career is young. I'd just like to see the 7th overall pick get on the field more.
You have a little write up like this in every Aldon Smith thread that comes up. It's like you're slowly trying to make yourself look correct, one thread and sack less game at a time. Just get over it please. He is not the 4th best OLB right now. You say he's inconsistent, I say he has had a tremendously positive impact when he's played and his playing time has been lessened by a lack of creativity and necessity on defense. Can you think of a play where he gets beaten badly? Gives up the edge and gives up a big run? Gets beaten in coverage? No, you just assume because he's not playing it's because he's not good and isn't worth the number 7 pick. Put a sock in it.
Yeah I don't get all the negative connotations. As if he is still trying to justify his draft board.
2 pass defended
4 Pass defended
And smith is doing that with limited playing time. Aldon also has a s**t load of hurries. Many tackle for losses. Multiple rookie of the week awards etc... You can hardly state all Aldon's accomplishments in one breath.
Who is making a bigger impact on the game? Smith contributed to the Lions win with the safety and the sack fumble.
You missed on this one. Just let it go and enjoy those beastly numbers from a rookie learning a new position and getting limited playing time,
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Nov 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM ]