For sure... Suggs is their Justin Smith, when he's out of the line-up they're not the same defense. I'd say Reed & Ngata are tied for second. The 49ers are built very similiar but are younger and have greater depth. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
wow i can't believe how underrated the best NT in the league is.
No doubt. I chose Ngata, but now that I think about it, he may not be as big of a factor due to the read option. He's gonna plug up the middle, but we'll probably be running to the outside.
Its not that he isnt great...but when you say fear, I think of that guy who on a single play could ruin the game for us. Ngata will be a problem all day long, dont get me wrong, he is the best. But If Pollard hurts somebody we cant do without, it could be the difference between celebrating a Lombardi or reading up on the draft come monday.
Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
Pollard...hands down. He is cut from the same cloth as Goldson. He wants that big hit so bad he can taste it, and we cant afford an injury at a skill position in this game.
Thankfully our players watch the game footage and know more than the fans. If you watched that Patriots game, Pollard was all over the field, crunching Patriots players left and right. I fear for all of our guys if they catch anything over the middle. Kaepernick has been known to float passes, leaving receivers vulnerable. In particular, I worry about Moss, Vernon, Gore, Delanie, and Kaepernick himself. Pollard put the same kind of hit on Ridley that Patrick Willis put on Brad Smith a few years back.
Without a doubt Ngata worries me the most. Remember all the fumbled snaps when we played New England? Well most of the blame has to go on Goodwin who was trying to compensate and get an early jump on Wilfork. Goodwin, while a steady vet, is by far our weakest link on the line. If Ngata wreaks havoc on the inside, we could be in for a long day.
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