Some still argue that Aldon is not a well rouonded linebacker; that his run defense is weak.
Here are the top five linebackers in sacks with total yards lost.
1. Aldon Smith-19.5--145 yards
2. Von Miller-18.5--130 yards
3. Cameron Wake-15--92 yards
4. DeMarcus Ware-11.5--64 yards
5. Elvis Dumervil11--83 yards
Here are same 5 linebackers with their tackle numbers.
1. Von Miller--55--13-68
2. Aldon Smith-- 50--16--66
3. DeMarcus Ware--33--23--56
4. Cameron Wake--38--15--53
5. Elvis Dumervil--32--22--54
I have also noticed that now some people are saying that Aldon's numbers are a by product not only of playing behind Justin Smith, but also of playing along side of Willis and Bowman. The argument seems to continue expanding. If I remember correctly, some have also added that he is getting some of the his sacks because the secondary is forcing the quarterbacks to hold the ball longer.
There is no denying that all of the above factors do indeed help Aldon Smith
do his job better, I just find it odd that I never hear similar remarks being made about any other of our Pro Bowl players.
The same 49er players who have contributed to Aldon's success did vote him the team's Most Valuable Player.
I just going to guess that they think Aldon is in fact deserving of the acclaim that he has gotten, no that he has earned, in his two years in the league.
edit: The stats is this post came from ESPN.
[ Edited by buck on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM ]