Originally Posted by broncosteven
He padded his stats vs a bad bear OL.
He is a good player, he had a great game today but I think Miller with his FF's and INT is more valuable. Plus Smith has other pieces around him that make him better. That D is much better than ours or the Texans (if the Texans still have enough players to field a D at this point).
Oh c'mon. Smith is a great pass rusher. Possibly better than Von. It's not like Von hasn't had his chances against weak offensive lines. You can argue that Von is asked to play a more complete role in the defense, and it's a valid argument. He has to cover far more than Smith, but it's hard to overlook just how dominant Smith has been.
There are three guys really deserving of the honor, I have trouble finding much space between them.