Welcome to the Week 13 edition of Hamm’s Pigskins of the Week. My weekly feature here at Niner Noise where I recognize the top Niners of the week. Enjoy.
Alex Smith Offense-17/23 274 yards 2 TDs 0 INTs- Smith was masterful against the Rams. He was hitting targets in stride, leading them before they were even open at times. Hitting on the deep ball and should have had over 300 yards and a third TD but Vernon Davis dropped a wide open perfectly thrown TD pass. The way some of these 49er players are playing right now that are in contract years, Smith included, the team needs to get on the phone with some agents, if they haven’t already, let’s hope they have. More on that in a later post. Someone hand Alex another Pigskin please!
Frank Gore Honorary-21 carries for 73 yards is ok, it’s not a very great day, especially considering he didn’t score a TD. But when you break an all time franchise record. You get a Pigskin, bottom line. Congrats Frank!
The Rest Of My Hamm’s Pigskins Of The Week After The Jump
Larry Grant Special-Grant came into the game after the heart and sole of this defense Patrick Willis went down with an injury and played like a starter. Grant continued to fill in his duties on special teams and didn’t miss a beat on either side of the ball. He delivered 6 tackles and a sack. Not Willis like numbers but hey we already have 2 out of this world inside linebackers. The fact that our backup had a good game is almost too much to ask. Give that boy a Pigskin!
Aldon Smith Defense- Oh Aldon….how the 49er faithful cried when you were drafted #7 overall. Man you are one bad a$$! I’m currently searching the net for videos of Aldon’s bull rush b**** slaps he put on the Rams. They were epic, Smith is awesome! He is basically our new Charles Haley, I can’t stop thinking about how similar they are. I like you Parys Haralson, I respect your decision making skills Harbaugh and Fangio. Put this guy in on 90-100% of plays right NOW! He’s too much of a beast to really ever sit. Bottom Line. Aldon, you pigskins in the mail buddy! This guy is really making a run at Defensive Rookie of the year.
ME-The Selfish Pigskin of the Week-Pissing off tons of Packers fans, nailing the Rams game. Brush my shoulders off, just another week of work. Matt you know where the pigskins are, put one on your desk man.