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Patrick Willis garners NFC defensive player of the week honor

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I figured Smith would of won it with his two sacks and force fumble.
MONEY! Willis is the defensive player of the week.....HONOR HIM !
Originally posted by susweel:
Well Pat was still good before Bowman.
Exactly.
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
he gets these so often, doesn't even deserve it's own thread anymore.

Its only the 2nd time in his career
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2012/10/03/willis-earns-second-career-player-of-week-award/


Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Barrows says its the 4th time he has won the award
• Patrick Willis was named Defensive Player of the Week after the 49ers' 34-0 win over the Jets, the fourth time he was won that award. Said Willis: "Anytime I win an award, I want to start by thanking my teammates. Especially that front seven. I'll say it again, I don't think I'd be half the guy I am today without those guys."Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2012/10/security-breach-harbaugh-reveals-f-soft-infiltrated-49ers-facility.html#storylink=cpy

are you arguing with yourself joto?
Bowman Leads this defense in tackles and it seems he's better than willies in coverage?
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
So where are all those people who say Bowman is better than Willis now?

How does Willis winning NFC Defensive Player Of The Week end that argument? There have been many players who have won this award that are not even on Willis' or Bowman's level, so Willis getting it doesn't prove he's better.

I believe he is the better overall player with a larger body of work to go by, but last year Bowman was better than him.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
So where are all those people who say Bowman is better than Willis now?

Probably still around. One week will not change that either. I believe pat is better but common now look at bowman against green bay and mini. Some cheesy title for a week a career does not make.

I mean I love Bowman as much as the rest of us and I'm not denying now good he is, but Willis is still the face of this defense.

IMO they complement each other. Bowman wouldn't be as good without Willis next to him, and vice versa.

Well Pat was still good before Bowman.

And Bowman was still good when Pat went down last year.

They're both great.
Originally posted by MacDuCe49:
Bowman Leads this defense in tackles and it seems he's better than willies in coverage?

IMO Bowman is better as a pass-rusher and in coverage. Willis on the whole tho is a superior player. Willis is faster, chases better, misses fewer tackles, and has a bigger impact on the game.
Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
So where are all those people who say Bowman is better than Willis now?

How does Willis winning NFC Defensive Player Of The Week end that argument? There have been many players who have won this award that are not even on Willis' or Bowman's level, so Willis getting it doesn't prove he's better.

I believe he is the better overall player with a larger body of work to go by, but last year Bowman was better than him.

Lol I never said it ends the argument...

I was just astonished that people were willing to write Willis off after the Green Bay game.
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
So where are all those people who say Bowman is better than Willis now?

Probably still around. One week will not change that either. I believe pat is better but common now look at bowman against green bay and mini. Some cheesy title for a week a career does not make.

I mean I love Bowman as much as the rest of us and I'm not denying now good he is, but Willis is still the face of this defense.

IMO they complement each other. Bowman wouldn't be as good without Willis next to him, and vice versa.

Exactly. I love both guys and they are both elite pro bowl level guys. I hope they are on this team for a LONG TIME
Yes I do to what suck is that u can't find a bowman limited or elite jersey online or at the store. He doesnt get recognized, he's in willies shadow
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Lol I never said it ends the argument...

I was just astonished that people were willing to write Willis off after the Green Bay game.

I don't think that is fair. A pretty big exaggeration. I think people were saying that Bowman had a better game and is better in coverage. Maybe people got too excited after one game because of the magnitude of that opening day victory. But, no one (I don't think) was ready to write off the future HOFer Willis.
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Lol I never said it ends the argument...

I was just astonished that people were willing to write Willis off after the Green Bay game.

I don't think that is fair. A pretty big exaggeration. I think people were saying that Bowman had a better game and is better in coverage. Maybe people got too excited after one game because of the magnitude of that opening day victory. But, no one (I don't think) was ready to write off the future HOFer Willis.

I kind of remember a few people making it well-known that they thought Bowman was a better overall linebacker than Willis. I gotta go to work so I can't look it up right now. If I'm wrong, then touche.
Congrats Willis