The 49ers will bank on rookies Reuben Foster, and Solomon Thomas of whom will be accompanied by veterans Elvis Dumervil, Navorro Bowman, Earl Mitchell, and Ahmad Brooks on the field of play at the same time. Add potential MVP candidate Deforest Buckner, and a healed up, and slimmed down Arik Armstead to round that defensive unit out. Also Malcolm Smith once boasted a Super Bowl MVP award. Aaron Lynch could be the purest Leo in the NFC west is also a part of the 49ers defense. Now the question is where does PFF get off calling the 49ers front 7 the worst in the NFL? This is a matter that has to be vented over in this Sunday’s “Week in Review” Where should that front 7 really end up landing on the season?
In this edition of the Ronbo sports weekly, Deforest Buckner, Solomon Thomas, Navarro Bowman, Eric Reid, Reuben Foster, Arik Armstead all stand out as defenders who are recognized for being special. However if you had to give out the team MVP award who would you crown? Buckner would have to be a candidate. Michael Bennett took that line of thinking a step further by calling him the leagues top tough guy. We are going to hear a lot about this defense this season, and there is little doubt concerning that.
Deforest Buckner during last week received praise from Rival Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett. Solomon Thomas has been given the nod by Demarcus Ware, Warren Sapp, and Charles Haley. Reuben Foster has playmaker written all over him. Rashard Robinson brings skills, confidence and attitude enough for the entire group of newest 49ers recruits. It’s being kept on the “down low” volume right now but this 49ers defense is looking so legit that it needs to be loudly appreciated. That is going down today in this Sundays “Week in Review”.
Navorro Bowman leads Malcolm Smith, Ahmad Brooks and rookie sensation Reuben Foster into the the undeniable position of being recognized as one of the finest linebacker assemblies in the NFL to top 49ers headlines in this last week in June. Thank you Willie McGinest!
Keith Reaser, Garrett Celek, Ronald Blair, Victor Bolden, Chris Jones are mostly all going to stay in the NFL, but will it be with the suddenly, and distance above the Baalke era better “next generation 49ers”? Keith Reaser has had a very good camp so far. The switch to the 4-3 defensive system, and his physical stature vaults taller, longer limbed players Dontae Johnson and Akhello Witherspoon more in demand.