San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith has 19.5 sacks, and is 3 sacks away from breaking Michael Strahan’s single season record.
Next up for the 49ers is the Seattle Seahawks, and left tackle Russell Okung. Okung spoke with USA Today recently, and he could “care less how many sacks Smith has,” he’s intent on “protecting Russell Wilson.”
“That’s just taking pride as a group,” Okung told USA TODAY Sports. “I could care less how many sacks he has. My job is to protect our quarterback, protect our running back, and not give up yardage for a loss. It’s not necessarily about, ‘Hey, let’s make sure he doesn’t get it’ or any of that.”
Well I will definitely be keeping count on Sunday night.