Aldon Smith Best Sack Artist Ever?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. JCBRAVE

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    San Francisco OLB Aldon Smith now has 19.5 sacks on the season with 3 games to go.

    Can he break the single season sack record of 22.5 set by Michael Strahan in 2001?

    Now for those who remember, Strahan was gift wrapped that record setting sack by Brett Favre.


    So even if Smith comes up 1 shy, is he the best ever at rushing the passer? Better than even Reggie White? He will hold the record in only his 2nd NFL season if he gets to 23.
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  2. RavensShallBurn

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    He's definitely going to break it if he doesn't get hurt.

    The Bears o-line gift-wrapped it for him. Too early to tell if he's the "best sack artist" though.
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  3. Titan43

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    If he gets it then you could say he had the "best year ever" for a sack artist, but not that he is "the best ever" ... just too soon to tell.
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  4. Titan43

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    I honestly don't know how Strahan got the record though ... he always lef the QB a big gap to run through


    :rimshot:


    Yeah I know its cheesy
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  5. Titanup1982

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    Agree with everyone else on here in that it is too early to tell. He is way ahead of the curve though. Many thought he wouldn't be anything special or that he would take years to produce, due to being so raw coming out of college.
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  6. JCBRAVE

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    IDK guys, I've been watching him since his rookie year last year, and every snap I feel like he's getting a sack, he's a terror.
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  7. Titanup1982

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    #90 Jevon Kearse came out the blocks firing too.
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  8. JCBRAVE

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    Yea but he wasted too much time tangled up with Tackles, what Aldon Smith does is tango around guys. It's beautiful.
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  9. Titan43

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    I'm not saying that he can't be the greatest ever at some point, or that he doesn't have the talent, but it is just sooo hard to be "the greatest ever". It takes more than just talent alone. You have to be lucky and avoid a big injury. You have to be put in the right situations (ie team, system, talent around you) ... and that has to happen over the course of your entire career. No easy feat.

    Plus, its not uncommon for someone to come into the league on fire, and then burn out rather quickly.
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  10. steverife

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    There were some bad dudes back in the 80's and 90's and team didn't pass nearly as much. Bruce Smith, Reggie White, LT, Derrick Thomas.
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