Posts Tagged ‘Aldon Smith’

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Afternoon Edition 8/11

Running back Cedric Benson is in Green Bay and is expected to sign with the Packers, per sources according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. – ESPN Aldon Smith, who flirted with an NFL rookie record for sacks last season, left Friday’s game in the first quarter with a hip injury and did not return. Smith […]

Tampa Bay Comes to Terms with 7th Overall Pick Mark Barron

The Buccaneers have come to terms with their first round pick, as the team has agreed on a deal with Mark Barron. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported Friday the deal is worth $14.5 million over four years, with no offset language. Tampa Bay confirmed the deal Friday night that he inked the contract. Last year’s […]

49ers LB Aldon Smith Suffers Minor Injuries in Incident

The 49ers say linebacker Aldon Smith sustained minor injuries during an incident Friday night in San Jose and that he is recovering comfortably. A person with knowledge of the situation says Smith suffered stab wounds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because those details had not been released. The team says it is […]

Breaking Down the 49ers Defense Heading Into the NFC Title Game

The 49ers defense has been a big reason for their turnaround and their spot in the NFC championship game. How do the Giants control them? Using notes from Greg Cosell, we break it down. -”Aldon Smith quick and violent hands as a pass rusher, Keeps his feet moving, Improved greatly as an outside rusher with […]

Redskins vs. 49ers preview: By the Numbers

If you’re a Redskins fan, you might want to brace yourself — because this isn’t going to be pretty. Team Record: Washington Redskins: 3-4 San Francisco 49ers: 6-1 Quarterbacks: Rex Grossman + John Beck, Washington: 134 completions out of 223 attempts (56.8% completion), 1736 yards, 7 TD’s, 12 INT’s, 67.7 QB Rating Alex Smith, San […]

Aldon Smith named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been honored as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October, the team announced on Wednesday. In four games in October, the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft registered 13 tackles, 6.5 quarterback sacks, including a sack for a safety in the 49ers’ 25-19 victory over the […]

Gridiron Gab NFL Preseason Power Rankings

1. New Orleans Saints – Improved ground game for Drew Brees is scary to think about.  Mark Ingram has the best interior line in football to work with.  A loaded defensive front combined with a top-tier secondary has coordinator Gregg Williams smiling.  Gotta love Sean Payton’s aggressive play calling on offense.  Superdome is the definition […]

49ers Upgrade Pass Rush: Smith Is An Excellent Choice At 7

Drawing Comparisons To DeMarcus Ware Here’s the scoop on Aldon Smith: Positives: Very solid pass rusher… Explosive… Great first step… Good snap instincts… Good bend on the corner… Quick… Good agility… Good length and long arms… Will affect passing lanes when he cannot reach the quarterback… Penetrates… Good arsenal of moves… Very solid swim move… […]