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Aldon Smith: “We All Know” Michael Crabtree was Held in Super Bowl XLVII

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Since he broke into the league in 2011, only one NFL player (Minnesota’s Jared Allen) has more sacks than Aldon Smith, who has 33.5 of them during his time with the San Francisco 49ers. He’s also been to a Super Bowl, where he fell short. But Smith, like most members of Niners Nation, believes the 49ers got a bad break on a controversial call late in that game. Aldon Smith joined Soren Petro on WHB in Kansas City to discuss Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff, following Justin Smith to San Francisco, his experience this past season and Alex Smith going from San Francisco to Kansas City. He also made it clear that he believes a flag should have been thrown on Jimmy Smith on that controversial fourth-down play late in Super Bowl XLVII.

On how Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff have been so successful so quickly:

“They’ve got a good relationship with all the players and they get us on the same page. We go out there and play for each other.”

On teaming up with Justin Smith in San Francisco (both have Missouri roots):

“I heard, being in college and kind of playing the same position or whatever. And then as soon as I got to San Francisco I definitely knew who he was.”

On this past season and going to the Super Bowl:

“This year has been an exciting year. We had our ups and downs … It wasn’t the outcome that we wanted but we’ll be back there soon.”

On Alex Smith being traded to Kansas City:

“You guys got a good player.”

On if Michael Crabtree was held by Jimmy Smith on a crucial play late in the Super Bowl:

“Yes, we all know it.”

Jim Leyland: “I am proud of the fact that we kind of rekindled the fire of Tiger baseball.”

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