Originally posted by KegBert:Yes, I do. It was Larry Grant. Willis did not play.
Originally posted by TheGhostofOak:
Originally posted by KegBert:
An argument could be made that Justin Smith is more important than both of them to this defense. I don't subscribe to the "Justin makes Aldon theory" at all, if that where true every OLB that played next to Smith would have put up huge numbers. Aldon is a special talent so is P-Willy. But when Willis was hurt last year Grant stepped in and our defense didn't skip a beat. When Justin was out, our D was real average and I'm being nice there.
Except for our record of limiting opposing RBs to under a hundred yards a game coming to an end.....
Remember who stripped T-Jax to seal the win?
In that game we lost the no TD rushing record and the 100 yard rushing streak..... Like I said in Willis vs Bowman thread, Willis is the better tackler, Bowman is the better cover guy. Personally, I'd like to see them switch responsabilities. Every since we started sending Willis in coverage most of the time, we haven't be as much of a dominate run stopping team.