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Was Justin Smith playing at pre-injury level?

I dont think he was able to hold mutliple blockers as well as he used to be. If Justin Smith was really back to normal, Aldon Smith would have been more productive.
No
Still better than RJF. he was double teamed most of the night and pushed the line back. Blame Aldon for not having more of an impact
Aldon Smith needs to figure out a way to be productive without Justin Smith. Cuz Cowboy may not be around much longer at his age and salary
[ Edited by Carhanu21 on Jan 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM ]
Just cuz aldon didn't have any sacks does not mean he wasn't productive
I didnt see Aldon put all that much pressure on Aaron last night. Sacks or no sacks, Aldon hasnt been getting it done lately (at least not by his standards)
There is no way he hasn't lost upper body strength while being sidelined. As simple as that. A guy whose #1 move is bull rush and power.

If we are scoring 30 points a game, it won't matter against Atlanta (or Baltimore)
Originally posted by Carhanu21:
I didnt see Aldon put all that much pressure on Aaron last night. Sacks or no sacks, Aldon hasnt been getting it done lately (at least not by his standards)

You weren't watching very closely then. He almost had a sack or two. And I saw countless occasions when he drove his man straight backwards to collapse the pocket on Rodgers.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
You weren't watching very closely then. He almost had a sack or two. And I saw countless occasions when he drove his man straight backwards to collapse the pocket on Rodgers.
Agreed. I thought he was more aggressive early in the game, than usual
I saw the same. Gotta watch the game and not the stat line. People also forget sacks at times come in bunches. In order for Aldon to improve, he's going to have to improve his game in run support by setting the edge better, getting more tackles for losses, and forced fumbles (he did get one last night however). This is really the difference between him and Von Miller right now. Smith has the better sack numbers but Miller does the other things better.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM ]
He dominated the line and he was still hurt
Aldon almost forced a fumble on Rodger (Aaron recovered the ball).
i tried to watch justin a lot yesterday, i was pretty buzzed but i remember seeing a packers o-lineman hopping backwards quite often during the game after he fired off the ball. had i not known he was already hurt, i'm not sure i coulda been able to tell.
Half a Cowboy is still more than enough for two blockers.
Originally posted by linkboy:
Aldon almost forced a fumble on Rodger (Aaron recovered the ball).

Still a fumble