Originally Posted by Playoffs
It's not just about sacks. Connor Barwin had 12 sacks (same as Von Miller) in 2011 but only rated in the bottom third of 3-4 OLBs, and Texans fans now know why. Aldon Smith had 20 sacks in 2012 -- a great rating & year -- but his sackness ended after Justin Smith partially tore his triceps tendon mid-December. PFF ratings for the last 3 years:
Antonio Smith was rated 6th out of 34 3-4 DEs
Dumervil was rated 44th out of 62 4-3 DEs
Antonio Smith was rated 8th out of 32 3-4 DEs(Wade)
Dumervil was rated 30th out of 67 4-3 DEs
Antonio Smith was rated 43rd out of 65 4-3 DEs(Bush)
Dumervil did not play, torn pec.
Pff is not the bible bro. Its subjective and should be used as such. Aldon played with a torn labrum that he played with from week 5. If you watch teams other than the texans, you will notice he stopped crossing the tackles face and failed to convert speed to power because of the shoulder. Elvis has avg 10 sacks a yr despite playing opposite of no one until miller came aboard. You can skew stats and ratings,but elvis is a top 10 pass rusher in a pass happy league. He's a much better player and have a bigger impact on the game than a guy who almost gets there. He's 29 and he's free. Its a lot easier to fill antonio smith role as a 1 gap 3-4 guy than it is to get a premier pass rush like elnis. I don't think that's even up for debate..
5yrs 35m with 15m g > smith making 9m this season and his production.