Isaac Sopoaga – He plays only on running downs. He doesn't rack up stats. He doesn't beat his man. He doesn't collapse the pocket or hit the quarterback. But he absolutely shuts down runs up the middle. Do not try to run through Sopoaga. He's 330 pounds and he's one of the strongest players in the NFL – you cannot move him. The Niners top-flight defense is built around stopping the run, and although they have two All-Pro inside linebackers, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, those guys couldn't make all the tackles they do if they didn't have an anchor in the middle of the defensive line tying up blockers. For this team, Sopoaga is the perfect anchor. He allows the Niners defense to be as great as it is.
Maybe Im biased coming from the Islands, he played for Univeristy of Hawaii, drafted by my favorite team, but he, HANDSDOWN, is my favorite player.....I thought Id give him some love in the zone.
[ Edited by 80849er4life on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM ]