hawker84 wrote:agreed, justin smith is the key to that lines success.. Aldon smith is in his early 20's.. you're going to try and convince me that after a week off , he's still tired on Sunday? na aint buy that at all.. justin smith requires double teams, which free him up, no Justin, no sack record. no sacks period.
So you don't think players get fatigued after 16 regular season games and 2 playoff games? I think that fatigue is what cost us the game in Atlanta. All of those games and all of that travel has to wear on a football player, no matter his age.
And I don't subscribe to the idea that Aldon Smtih can't get a sack without Justin Smith, there is somrthing else contributing to his lack of production. Nobody thinks Clem is better than Aldon, yet Clem gets double digit sacks withiout a Justin Smith caliber DT at his side.
There must be some other reason for Aldon's lack of nsacks, but according to comments here, it has nothing to do with fatigue. I disagree, but I'm just a fan, not an expert and I'm curious as to what the problem is. Maybe someone else has the answer.