Originally posted by WRATHman44:Know this, I'm psychic...sarcastic but of course it's impossible to know what would actually happen. It's simply an exaggerated statement praising Bowman's reflexes. I'm not a casual fan, commentators are biased idiots, which is why I prefer to listen to Eric Davis and Ted Robinson on the radio when I watch live games. I really need to get a life because I have way too much time on my hands. I record and watch everygame win, lose, or tie and the difference between Bowman and Willis reading and reacting to a WR's screen is eye popping. If Bowman and Willis were to play a game of slaps. the 49er blood would totally come out visually, on the back of his hands. I absolutely know this because I know everything lol
Originally posted by dyNASTYmode:
Originally posted by matthewabbit:
navorro is looking as good as he is because of patrick willis. because williscovers so much ground bowman is able to play at the level he is. the fact that willis isnt asked to do as much tackling is a good thing. it will prolong his career . maybe Pwillie has lost a half step from when he came in the league and was running down WRs but he is just being asked to do different things now.
Annoying how everybody gives Willis all the credit for Bowman's production. Willis didn't lose a step, Bowman simply responds quicker when the ball is snapped. Put it this way, Willis would not of had to chase down that WR vs. the Cardinals had Bowman been there because Bowman would've had him wrapped up already.
Absolutely impossible for you to know this, making it a ridiculous statement. They have different responsibilities. Willis assignments benefit from his experience and savvy. Covering downhill on a RB is MUCH easier than running the seam with a TE. Blocking schemes account for Willis much more than they do for Bowman. If you don't believe me, watch how early OLs bail on their double teams to get out on Willis. They don't do that for Bow. Bowman is very good, and I am glad we have him. Comparing him to Willis is for casual fans, idiot comentators and people who have never had to scheme for a defense before.
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