Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by Jcool:
So this is what its come down to?? Aldon Smith's 2 sacks weren't "good" because he didn't make some great move or bull rush someone and sack Stafford in 1 second? I even saw a couple of plays that Smith nailed Stafford a split second after he got rid of the ball. I think people are just used to him coming in for one play on a drive and getting a sack. I mean what do you expect 5 highlight sacks a game?
I qualified the statement both before and anfter and even explained what I was seeing. He didn't have very much push. Plain and simple.
There is two major things slowing down Aldon Smith, first he is playing the run/pass. He is no longer operating with the leash off. I think there has been some hesitancy with that that has made him look "slower"
Second, he is with out a doubt being game planned for, there is help, chips, ect being done. Last year a bunch of his sacks are came from stunts. Those have not been as successful.
In no way do I think his endurance is the problem. I simply thing he's getting more attention from the offense and that when he is not clear run/pass there is a slight hesitation slowing down his initial burst.
I think, injury free, he's going to be 14+ again this season. He's ability will only get scarier from here on out.