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Aldon Smith wins NFC defensive player of the week

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The surprise isn’t that 49ers pass-rusher Aldon Smith won NFC defensive player of the week honors. The surprise would have been if anyone else was even considered.

Smith had 5.5 sacks Monday against the Bears, giving him a league-high 15 on the season.

Smith’s now piled up 29 sacks in 26 games, the most in league history over a similar span.

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13 Responses to “Aldon Smith wins NFC defensive player of the week”
  1. stealthhawk says: Nov 21, 2012 11:38 AM

    Aldon Smith is a great player but sacks against the Bears this season should probably just have asterisks by them. That O-line in Chicago is so bad its a crime. I felt embarrassed for Bears fans during thatMNF game. Phil Emery should fire himself.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Nov 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    His parole officer will be very proud of him.

  3. tapuout says: Nov 21, 2012 11:56 AM

    And Arizona

  4. jay49bee says: Nov 21, 2012 12:04 PM

    You say that, but this is the same team that was 7-2 with the same offensive line prior to MNF. They had demolished every team in there wake….unless they were a playoff caliber team.

  5. hopper15 says: Nov 21, 2012 12:06 PM

    “but sacks against the Bears this season should probably just have asterisks by them”

    That is ridiculous. You do know a great Houston DLine couldn’t get any sacks against the Bears Oline.

  6. whogotitbetter says: Nov 21, 2012 12:12 PM

    ^^^ Because Reggie White or Derrick Thomas never went up against poor offensive lines, right? Give this man his due and stop whining because your team doesn’t have him.

  7. nastyniners says: Nov 21, 2012 12:17 PM

    Chicago was 7-2 before the Niners punched em in the mouth with their backup QB. Even Obama thought the Bears had the best D…Welcome to Frisco baby!

  8. waxthat says: Nov 21, 2012 12:19 PM

    lol at people trying to justify why Aldon got his sacks.

    Does not matter, he’ll be in a city near you terrorizing your QB before you know it.

  9. chadman128 says: Nov 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    Why would Phil Emery get fired he just got hired less then a year ago. I don’t think you can blame him for all the failed draft picks in prior years. Jerry Angelo is the guy that should never be given a GM job again. Let’s give Emery a little body of work before we run him out of town. I think he is going to get to fire Lovie Smith and staff at the end of this year if they fail to make the playoffs anyway.

  10. siggtacular says: Nov 21, 2012 12:41 PM

    So many whiners in Chicago, Smith deserves all the credit in the world for those sacks

  11. rhone16 says: Nov 21, 2012 1:17 PM

    I love watching people who hate the Niners reach for excuses for their success.

  12. supremekingz says: Nov 21, 2012 1:37 PM

    As a Niner fan and big (former) Manny Lawson fan, I had my doubts about Aldon Smith. Man, it felt sooooooo good to be wrong. Aldon Smith is the best number 99 we’ve had! Finally nice to have a double digit sack guy who shows up in big games and forces teams to gameplan for him. This guy is a STAR!

  13. ninerhatersgetready4ring6 says: Nov 21, 2012 2:50 PM

    @stealthhawk

    It amazes me to read the comments from a bitter Seahawks fan. To put an asterisk by someone who gets 5.5 sacks is ridiculous . If u do that , why not put an asterisk by the 4 sacks Chris Clemmons got against a weak GB line. Don’t you think after sack #2 they were trying to double team A.Smith but couldn’t. Give the guy props , he is a monster. Stop hating and congratulate .

    @fuglyflorio

    Since when has Aldon Smith become a convicted felon. Makes one bad decision to drive intoxicated and you crucify the kid. Man get a life . I see u live in a glass house..He was a victim in the other 3 instances (Stabbed at his party, in the accident, and allegedly getting jumped) so if you write something make sure you know what you are talking about…

    Aldon Smith is young and will only get better from a true Niner fan…keep it up Aldon and the haters will soon jump on the bandwagon…

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