Originally posted by tohara3:
Originally posted by sfout:
as i said earlier it was disappointing he didn't get a sack but he showed good coverage skills against an elite pass offense and came with a half luck, half skill INT so from a developmental standpoint this game was huge for Aldon.
Agree. Great game from Aldon. He almost had two sacks on the first drive, so damn close!
I'm not sure I'd classify it as a "great game". There were a number of plays where he looked either lost or was taking a breather. He's unquestionably a very good player and will only get better, but unlike Justin Smith, who goes all out every play, young Aldon does take plays off, or at best, seems uncertain. Maybe that's a factor of being new to the position, but I'd like to see more consistent effort. He certainly doesn't seem as dominant as Watt, and may lose the sack title to him before season's end. Hope not, but they're tied right now and Watt looks the stronger of the two at this stage.