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Charles Haley is working with Aldon Smith

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San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith is preparing to play in his first Super Bowl, after getting some help from a former 49ers outside linebacker who is the only player ever to win five Super Bowl rings.

Charles Haley, the Hall of Fame finalist who won two Super Bowls with the 49ers and three with the Cowboys, talked to Smith before the 49ers played the Falcons. Smith told CSNBayArea.com that Haley cornered him and instantly started coaching him.

He gave me tips in our first five seconds of talking,” Smith said. “It was legit. He said, ‘You need to turn your foot like this and start rushing like that.’ And I was like, ‘All right.'”

Smith said Haley’s tips helped him pressure Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

“I did the tips,” Smith said. “They worked and helped out a little bit. I was in there.”

Although Smith did get pressure on Ryan a few times and recovered a fumble in the NFC Championship Game, he hasn’t had a sack in the last five games. Perhaps the help of a five-time champion will set Smith up for a big game in the Super Bowl.

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14 Responses to “Charles Haley is working with Aldon Smith”
  1. green41563 says: Jan 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    “Oh, you from California? You must be a f——-.”

  2. nyninerfan says: Jan 24, 2013 11:00 AM

    I wonder if he also gave him tips on whacking off in front of a quarterback.

  3. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 24, 2013 11:05 AM

    Haley is crazy and awesome.

  4. truninerfan49 says: Jan 24, 2013 11:07 AM

    I don’t know If I want Aldon hanging around Haley, the man is crazy

  5. migs54 says: Jan 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    If I were Aldon Smith I would be concerned…

  6. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    I liked Haley as a player, he is trying to help, but aldon just needs to be that much faster, he was. He had it, hope he gets it back, he is a beast!

  7. zappa69 says: Jan 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    Coming out of the r wing to try and steal a seat in the Hall of Fame.

  8. dalucks says: Jan 24, 2013 11:40 AM

    Charles Haley should be a pass rush coordinator on a NFL team.
    As a Texans fan, we could use him in Houston as no one outside of J.J.Watt seems to be able to get to the quarterback on a consistant basis.

  9. joetoronto says: Jan 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    He really is a nut job but man, that dude had a motor.

  10. ravenator says: Jan 24, 2013 12:03 PM

    Aldon Smith production has tailed off recently. If he’s not a factor in the superbowl, Flacco will be throwing bombs on that secondary all night long.

  11. dohpey28 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:05 PM

    He hasn’t been any good since Justin Smith got hurt. Now that teams can single block J.Smith Aldon all of a sudden has no room to pass rush.

  12. rajbais says: Jan 24, 2013 12:12 PM

    I hope Charles Haley kept his pants zipped.

    However, it’s a good thing Aldon Smith is getting coaching from the “Last Naked Warrior”.

  13. mi6agent says: Jan 24, 2013 7:49 PM

    Spectators don’t see it, but ofense coordinators have been realized that Aldon Smith has undisclosed injury since that Miami game. Perhaps, after the Superbowl there will be report about his health condition such as separated shoulder.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 27, 2013 7:35 AM

    Haley is just old and full of himself trying desperately to remain relevant. Move on Haley!

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