Originally posted by Niners99:
Right, but its the Jags. They traded Monroe and lost Joekel for the year. Lemonier is much more raw version of Aldon. Its no excuse.
We still have a top 10 D, but it doesnt compare to Seattle or KC. Best LB corps in the NFL, and the DB's are much improved, but with Justin Smith getting older, the impact he used to make on the pass rush is exposing the rest of the D.
We can still win a title with our D obviously, but I think the general assumption of our D being top 2-3 is a misconception.
and yet look at what they do week in and week out. stop selling the defense short, talking about what we don't compare with. we compare with anyone. every defense has 1 thing it needs to wok on.
ours is pass rush. but we have reinforcements coming don't we? aren't we in a rare position to actually improve the pass rush by a lot, no other team currently can say hey we have a rookie safety, lost their starting nt 2nd game of the season for the year, without the nfl sack leader over the last 2 years since week 3, without a starting cb (culliver) for the entire year, with willis missing 2 games and performing like this...can they?