Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
That 4.56 is an 8 year old number.
Yes, but we're comparing apples to apples. Young Ware= Young Aldon (i.e. Aldon now).
You know, I come off pretty crabby about Aldon. But. really, he's pretty young. I mean, really really young. And he already has 2 years of all pro nfl experience and accomplishment. I'm optimistic he will improve in every phase of the game over time.
First, the claim is being made that that DeMarcus Ware is better in run defense and pass coverage than Aldon Smith right now.
I am arguing against that claim. I do not think that Ware is better than Smith in run or pass defense right now.
Given that last year Aldon Smith and DeMarcus Ware played the same position, I have no problem with comparing their play from last year.
The comparison is apples to apples or, if you want, 3-4 outside line backer to 3-4 outside line backer.
Comparing an older player to a younger player is perfectly legitimate. It happens every year in training camp.
I am not comparing the careers of Aldon Smith and DeMarcus Ware. I do think that would be some what problematic ,
If you want to do a comparative between the first two years of their respective careers, you should do that. I think the results would be interesting.
But, I am not particularly, at least at this point, in doing the work entailed in doing a comparative study of their first two years in the NFL.
I would encourage you, if you are interested, to do that study.