Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Yes ..I saw him drop back in coverage a few times, he is a great athlete and should be able to provide some decent pass coverage ....
Aldon Smith is what we thought when we were getting when we drafted Manny Lawson.....it's about time we hit another home run with our first round pick on a player for the defense, Willis was a home run and now Smith , ...makes up for wasted picks we squandered on players like McGrew and Balmer
No it doesn't lol. However it is nice to see several rookies making an instant impact on the team. Makes you lick your chops at the thought of what we will look nice next year with another draft under Baalke.
Manny Lawson is actually still a sore spot for me. It's not that we absolutely needed him, but can anyone honestly say that Parys Haralson brings more to the table than Lawson? I think we kept the wrong LB.
Don't worry bro. Lawson chose to leave on his own as a FA and nobody wanted him; Bengals only signed him to a 1 year deal. He wasn't going to be a starter here anyway and had already pretty much lost his job to Brooks and Haralson was already signed LT. It was an addition by subtraction; same for Franklin, Baas, TKO and Clements and even LaBoy. Those departures helped achieve the #1 defense in the NFL and allowed players such as Brooks/Bowman/A.Smith to grow into their own. Also, Lawson is in a better defense suited for him anyhow. It was a win-win. OLB's in our defense don't cover anymore and even when they are exploited and don't get over-the-top help, we still only give up 3 points (Steelers). Baalke, Fangio and Harbaugh "get it."
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM ]