Originally posted by LoneWolf:Honestly no one is writing these guys off, we havent even seen them play yet, but we have seen the players on our defense and it doesn't need to be said but it has been satisfactory and successful (other then the obvious flaws in the secondary). In Aldon's rookie year he was a situational down LB, which is pretty much what Tank will be doing this year. You are right about Aldons rookie year atowards the end of the season he may have seen more playing time for multiple reason biggest one being we were the best run defense in the league that year and teams had to use an alternative offense against us by passing the ball, giving Aldon more reps. The reference to Harbaugh telling Lattimore take his time and not Tank is really unneccesary due to the fact Tank tore his ACL, Lattimore had one of the most gruesome knee injuries in College sports the comparison is irrelevant.
What I was referring to was you saying that tank will start late. I thought he ran a 4.7 40 post injury? does he still need more time to recover? I was saying that harbaugh hasn't said anything to suggest he won't be ready. I totally agree that are front 7 and our pass rush was more than sufficient buy that doesn't mean they can't play better. I believe the strongside can be much more productive. The one reason I don't think lemonier will start is because you can't have that much of a turnover on defense in one year. When you have probably the best defense you don't change out that many players in one year. NT FS LE LOLB and possibly corner if nhamdi proves his worth. I can see tank taking over for mcdonald though still. He was once considered a top 15 pick and has so much talent.