In various threads it has been asserted that DeMarcus Ware is a better overall linebacker than Aldon Smith because Ware is asked to do more than Aldon, and that Ware's overall game is better than Aldon's overall game.
Here are some comparisons of the things that Smith and Ware are asked to do and how well they do them.
I think this merits a separate thread, but if not feel free to move it.
Smith—1025 (3rd highest among OLB)
Ware—896 (9th highest among OLB)
Run Snaps/% of total snaps
Rush Snaps/% of total snaps
Cover Snaps/% of total snaps
PFF Overall Rating
PFF Run Rating
PFF Rush Rating
PFF Cover Rating
I have more numbers and will add those numbers, if there is any interest in this thread.
Number and ratings are from:
Run Stop %
% of stops per snap played only in run defense.
Run Tackle Efficiency
the number of attempted tackles per miss on running plays only. .
[ Edited by buck on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM ]