Profile of Justin Smith, 49ers defensive end
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
He is the Panda's favorite player! He sacked Drew Brees with one hand while putting 315 lb offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod on skates! Justin Smith is a beast!!! Can't wait to watch him this season...
I love Justin Smith!!!
What's crazy is a soon-to-be 33-year-old playing nine out of every 10 snaps for a full season, at a position where he is constantly pounded on, and still dominating. The 49ers ranked No. 1 against the run in 2011 and No. 2 in points allowed. Smith was the linchpin. He plays on the right end in San Francisco's fluid 3--4 scheme (hence the Pro Bowl votes at tackle) and consistently occupies two blockers, if not three, so that the linebackers can flow and make plays.
Justin Smith represents intense workouts, painstaking study, and sheer will.
He's the epitome of a great work ethic and a smart player.