Originally posted by ItouchMyself:
Justin makes Aldon great. Willis makes Bowman great. But Justin and Willis are the stars.
Not sure about the secondary. There are quite a few good players, but no contenders for best on the defense.
Agreed here, but Justin Smith also helps Willis do what he does. I would say that it's a toss up between those two.
If you think about it, our defense is about as sound as they come and it is because every single player compliments the next. Without Sop holding down the middle, our ILBs dont get through holes as easily. Without Justin and RayMac holding down the outside, Aldon and Ahmad do not break free as often (20.5 sacks between them). Without our OLBs causing chaos in the backfield, our corners don't lock down WRs and allow for Goldson and Whitner to roam around picking balls off and blasting guys across the middle.
The better question would be "Who is the worst defensive player on our team?"
It really is a beautiful thing to watch. Enjoy it now because we may never see a defense this good in SF again when these guys go away.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:32 PM ]