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4.0 sacks tonight, 13.5 on the season, 10 games in. not to mention his 14.0 his rookie year last year. Hes gonna be a legit force his whole career, crazy to think how many sacks he could put up by the end of his career.
Aldon smith is a talented young man on a talented young team that is very well coached.
That being said. I think we need to take this easy with the projections.
Being a bears fan i can tell you that Jay Cutler is probably the best quarterback in the league at avoiding sacks from early pressure. He will rarely take a sack unless there is no other option. I should have made a thread telling everyone to bet their life on the 49ers because i saw this coming. Without Cutler, this team is not .500 right now, seriously. He is the most overlooked player in the league. I'm not saying he is the most polished quarterback in the league, but he make the Bears line look FAR better than it is. It is still the worst in the league. Jay just does a great job of disguising it.
Aldon smith dominated Gabe Carimi tonight. But i will end with this. Just like QB and WR number will be hard to compare with the greats of the past, the same will be true for pass rushers. So many more opportunities in today's game that in the days of Reggie white and Bruce Smith. Its a different game and it will be impossible to compare greats from different eras
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