Originally posted by GORO:
He is worthy of the Hall Of Fame. Larry Allen could not move him from his spot in the 49er vs Cowboy games. He had 89.5 sacks, Warren Sapp had 96.5. If Bryant Young played in a one gap like Sapp his number could have been higher.
Uh, Bryant Young didn't face Larry Allen in the 49ers/Cowboys games. Allen was the Cowboys' left guard (or right tackle in 94, since Erik Williams was out that year after the car crash). Allen was busy dominating Dana Stubblefield in the post-94 meetings. Bryant Young was indeed a 1-gap player. He was undersized, and teams knew it, so they would run right at him (single-teamed...Young was hardly ever doubled...he wasn't big enough to double) and he wasn't particularly good vs. the run.
Before the leg injury, he was good with plays run away from him. He could stack and shed blocks and work his way east-west. He could also jump the snap, shoot into the backfield, and avoid being controlled at the line of scrimmage. After the injury, he was pretty much a non-factor until he was moved to DE in the 3-4.