Comments about ‘#DNHuddleUp: Who will have the biggest Super Bowl impact? Paul Kruger, Dennis Pitta, or Haloti Ngata?’

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Published: Thursday, Jan. 31 2013 4:05 p.m. MST

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Dennis Pitta becasue he is the best.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

So the only one picking kruger is the utah homer from the utah mort report.

LOL!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Not certain it was "for the purposes of a robust debate, we chose to focus on just three (of 7)". When Smith (SF), Ma'ake, and Reed are all Utes and not included in this robust debate. (Not certain who the last one was that was excluded - probably another Ute) An alternative reason for focusing of just three may have been to falsely give the illusion there were equal number of Y and U players playing in the Super Bowl and/or in the NFL!

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

whoami

In order to inject Smith into the discussion of impact players, you have to assume a game-ending injury to Kapernick... not very nice.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@who are you

Or maybe they just wanted to focus on the 3 that actually have a chance of making an impact?

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Ducky

Are you saying the starting nose tackle does not have a chance of making an impact? Ma'ake is projected to start and if he doen't he will have considerable playing time. To those who appreciate defensive football know how wrong you are if that is your position.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Who am I?

Enough with the conspiracy theories. Smith may end up having a huge impact, but its all dependent.

I think the one who will make the biggest impact will be Ngata and Kruger. If they can shut down, Kap and Gore, game over. That being said, Pitta does have the ability to make a big time play in a close game.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@who are you

Sure he has a chance to make an impact, but nose tackles usually don't, at least not in the stat line or big plays. If you understood a nose tackles job, plug up space, you would realize whatever impact he has will mostly go unnoticed for the criteria this article is talking about. D-Ends, LB's and TE's have a lot more opportunity to make a noticable impact and big plays, that's jsut the reality of those positions. Offensive tackels can "make an impact" as well but no one is going to notice and nothing they do will be game changing, just like nothing the nose guard does will likely be game changing.

I enjoyed your little "those who understand defensive football" comment though considering I'm a football coach and defensive coordinator.

LOL!

965
Sandy, UT

Kruger will, they will probably double team Ngata.

I don't see Pitta having a great game with the amazing LB and Safety crew the niners have.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Stop the petty comments please! Why not hope they ALL do well? Problem solved. They are all good football players. Pitta plays in a spot where he is often noticed more with a TD. The Ravens have done well with local players. The Steelers have in the past. The Dolphins are loaded with Utes (they need a QB and some wins though).

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@Duckhunter

You wrote; "Sure he has a chance to make an impact, but nose tackles usually don't, at least not in the stat line or big plays. If you understood a nose tackles job, plug up space, you would realize whatever impact he has will mostly go unnoticed for the criteria this article is talking about. D-Ends, LB's and TE's have a lot more opportunity to make a noticable impact and big plays, that's jsut the reality of those positions. Offensive tackels can "make an impact" as well but no one is going to notice and nothing they do will be game changing, just like nothing the nose guard does will likely be game changing.

I enjoyed your little "those who understand defensive football" comment though considering I'm a football coach and defensive coordinator.

LOL!"

MY take: NOW that is GOOD insight and very well said up until the need to criticize, mock and LOL.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Kruger had a key drive-stopping sack in the first half; Pitta had a few catches and an early TD, but also had a crucial drop that could have led to the Ravens ending the game if he had caught it; Ngata got injured early in the second half and didn't do much before that, although his absence was definitely noticed afterward; Reed played on special teams, but didn't do anything eyecatching; Sopoaga played solid, but again nothing eyecatching; Smith got a couple screen shots on the sideline. All in all, I'd say it was pretty even between Kruger and Pitta.

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