Can Aldon Smith be effective against the Packers?

The 49ers play the Packers Saturday at the Stick. In the meantime, I’ll break down the key matchups. LT Marshall Newhouse vs. ROLB Aldon Smith To beat the Packers, you must pressure Aaron Rodgers. Aldon Smith, as you know, is the 49ers best pass rusher. He’ll be facing Marshall Newhouse, a mediocre left tackle who has given up eight sacks this season. Aldon Smith finished the Week 1 game against…

January 11, 2013

Cardinals QB, John Skelton, is a sack waiting to happen

The 49ers play the Cardinals in Arizona Monday night. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups every day. The 49ers pass rush vs. the Cardinals offensive line and QB John Skelton The Niners have really struggled to sack the quarterback this season. They’re tied for 24th in sacks with just 11. Pro Football Focus ranks them 17th in overall pass rush. On the other hand, the…

October 23, 2012