Originally posted by 49erRider:
As much as I love Bryant Young, he never played at an MVP level (league MVP, not team). Justin Smith got screwed out of the NFL Defensive MVP award in 2011 and losing him to injury in 2012 should have proven his worth. I'm sorry, but as good as Bryant Young was, he didn't have the kind of impact Justin Smith has on this defense. He was a force, but Justin Smith is ridiculous. He's so good that even though people give him major credit, they still don't give him enough credit, if you get what I'm saying.
And a healthy Jeremy Newberry would definitely start over Goodwin.
I believe Bryant Young first 3 years in the league were MVP type seasons. But I do think that in the 3-4 system Justin has proven to be better than Young.
I also believe that Chris Dalman would start over Goodwin.