Originally posted by SBinMT:
I'm not related to Derek Smith, nor do I know him; I can't help but wonder if you are joking.
lemme me break it down barney-style for you:
49ers losing a game during the erikson/nolan years = 49ers D on the field more ('cos the offense SUCKED) = more chances for Derek Smith to have 100+ tackle seasons
(the same thing happens to a decent QB who has to play catch up all the time and pass all over the place due to a sucky D -- his passing stats are inflated)