Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Recently I spent some time sharing my thoughts on who would win certain awards in 2013 including coach of the year, rookies of the year, and others. You can read more about those winners HERE.As I was researching my pick for Defensive Player of the Year, I realized that 2013 could be a year in which Aldon Smith sets a seemingly unbreakable record: 30 sacks in one season.Just reading that statement seems like a bunch of crazy talk.The record is currently only ¾ of that total and Smith would have to add 11 sacks to the 19 he had last year and would need more than double his output as a rookie (of 14). So expecting anything close to 30 sacks seems almost like a pipe dream that could never come true.If we take a closer look at the schedule that the 49ers face in 2013, I think I might start to make believers out of some of you; and if I don’t, Smith’s production this season will.The 49ers play six games against their division, the AFC South, the NFC South, Green Bay, and Washington. Whil...
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