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Earth to Niners, earth to Niners

Posted on: March 1, 2008 11:11 am
Edited on: March 1, 2008 11:12 am

In the worst kept secret this offseason the 49ers add Justin Smith, a move that was expected for weeks. Smith is productive, and he is durable. So signing him is a smart move, right? Not so fast. The 49ers play a 3-4 defense; Smith is a 4-3 defensive end who doesn't translate all that well to the 3-4. He said he can play outside linebacker in the Niners' defense, but, really, do you buy Justin Smith to play him out of position? This is another one I don't get by San Francisco. It's not that I don't  like Smith; it's that I don't like him in a defense other than the 4-3. He's a defensive end, not a linebacker.

Category: NFL

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2008 3:20 pm

Earth to Niners, earth to Niners

Earth to Clark! Earth to Clark! The hatred for the 49ers slowly leaks from your empty soul day by day during this free agency period. What are you a St. Louis LAMBS fan? Can the 49ers do anything right in your eyes? Again you don't know jack about the 49ers. Last year the 49ers played a 3-4 and got burned. They realized, like most NFL teams have, that getting pressure on the quarterback remains objective number one. Look for the 49ers to play the 4-3 and the 3-4 this year with Justin Smith lined up as an end on almost every play. Explain to me why the 49ers would play Justin Smith at outside linebacker? Do you know who our linebackers are? I'm not saying they won't flirt with him on the outside, they probably will. But they signed Smith to put pressure on the quarterback and stop the run and they know as well as you and I know, he does it best from the end position. We're stacked at linebacker Clark. Why in the hell would we throw Smith 45 million to play a position we have so much talent and depth at already. BOTTOM LINE. We signed Smith to play defensive end.

Don't play the fool Clark. And don't play the 49ers as fools.

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