|10-03-2012, 02:52 PM||#1|
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49ers LB Patrick Willis Named NFC Defensive Player Of Week 4
After the 49ers’ defense posted the franchise’s first road shutout since the 2001 season, it’s not surprising that a member of one of the league’s best units has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.
It actually might count as a mild surprise, however, that the winner is inside linebacker Patrick Willis.
No disrespect to Willis, who had a brilliant 10-tackle, one-interception performance in a 34-0 beatdown of the Jets, but I wouldn’t have batted an eye if the hardware had gone to Carlos Rogers. The 49ers cornerback, after all, had two fumble recoveries, including one he returned 51 yards for a touchdown, and helped limited Mark Sanchez to a putrid 39.9 passer rating.
And what about outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who had two sacks, a forced fumble and dropped Tim Tebow for a two-yard loss on a quarterback keeper?
Last edited by Sweets; 10-04-2012 at 12:47 PM.
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