Re: NESN weighs in on the Mayo debate
posted at 11/30/2012 10:58 PM EST
In response to ricky12684's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
There are not a ton of linebackers out there that are better than Mayo. He is not Patrick Willis. I don't know what people expect from the guy.
Call me spoiled, but I expect him to have an impact like Patrick Willis - why not? He was drafted around the same area and he is paid similar (if not more). There is a reason why the 49ers have a great defense - its because guys like him play like they're supposed to. There's also a reason why we have a poor defense - it's because guys like Mayo are not playing like they're supposed to. Not saying its because they are not trying to play well, but I am saying they just aren't capable of doing it.
Mayo seems like he is one of the most likable, down to earth guys on the team....he just isn't making a difference. We need difference makers. He was drafted and paid high enough to warrant those expectations. I know he plays on every down, but why do people think he is such a outstanding player?
Patrick Willis 2012 - 89 tackles 0.5 sacks 1 FF 1 FR 1 INT 8 PD 3 STF
Jerod Mayo 2012 - 112 tackles 2 sacks 3 FF 1 FR 1 INT 2 PD 2 STF
Mayo's "impact" has been better then Willis this year. SF isn't a great D because of 1 single player, they have several great players. navarro bowman is a pro bowler, justin smith, aldon smith...etc. mayo is one of the bright spots of this defense. let's focus on what needs to be fixed. there is only one patrick willis.
Ok, I guess I'm just missing something here.