Tip of the cap to WoodenTaco for pointing out a great article over at Football Outsiders.
Michael Davis Smith writes a weekly column in which he picks a different player each week and watches them on every play in a single game. After Patrick Willis's breakout game for the 49ers on MNF, Smith decided to watch and analyze him during the Rams game this past Sunday. I'm a big fan of that kind of analysis because he can get a better idea of a single player's tendencies and abilities. Smith makes sure to mention that one performance is not an indicator of performance over the season. Of course, Patrick Willis himself is an indicator of full season awesomeness, so no worries there.
Some of the highlights from the article:
And remember: Patrick Willis doesn't look both ways before he crosses the street...he just tackles any cars that get too close.