Found September 19, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Christian Ponder will have his hands full and then some against arguably the most dominant defense since the 1985 Chicago Bears. Certainly there have been a bunch of dominant defenses that have won Super Bowls, and that is someting Jim Harbaugh is attempting to accomplish right now. The storied franchise has had their struggles in the past with Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary, but neither had the best defensive lineman in the NFL wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks. Justin Smith has been an absolute beast for the last season-plus and after being named to the First Team All-Pro squad last year, he is proving why he is worthy of being mentioned among the best in the game. His relentless and ferocious ability to come after passers is special, and nobody has been able to handle the beast. Playing in front of superstar linebackers (Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman) only helps life. Plus, quarterback Alex Smith has yet to throw an interception for an offense that has answered the bell th...
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