Patrick Willis and Donte Whitner Star in Bone-Chilling Holiday E-Card

Michael DixonAnalyst IIIDecember 3, 2011

Photo Courtesy of the 49ers Official Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of the 49ers Official Facebook Page

If that picture doesn't scream "Have a Merry Christmas," then I don't know what does.

After all, I have watched these two play all season long. I know what they are capable of doing to professional athletes, let alone me.

But if you haven't gotten a chance to watch the 49ers much this year, let's take a look at what Willis is capable of.

What this picture is telling me is that if I don't have a Merry Christmas, Patrick Willis is going to come find me and do that to me. 

That's more of an incentive than any jolly laughter coming from Santa Claus. When you see that, a little coal in your stocking all of a sudden doesn't seem so bad. 

But in reality, Willis and Donte Whitner are both doing everything in their power to bring the 49ers and their fans a happy holiday season. 

The team is 9-2 and a win on Sunday will clinch the first playoff spot for them in nine years, three weeks before Christmas Day. That's the only gift a football fan really needs. 

This will be Willis' first trip to the playoffs. Playing on the West Coast for a team that's been bad in recent years, it's easy to imagine that many football fans aren't exactly aware of just how good he is.

When the 49ers play in the playoffs, with the national spotlight blaring on them, football fans everywhere will know something that 49ers' fans have known for a while. Willis is the best linebacker in football.

Even if you don't believe me there, can we at least agree that he's the scariest linebacker in football. Willis actually is a very polite person, but look at that picture. 

How many people do you know of that can look scary when dressed as Santa Claus? Willis manages to get that done. Just imagine what he can do on the field. What's even scarier to the rest of the NFL is that at 26, Willis has a lot of time left in his career. 

The picture of Willis and Whitner comes to us from the 49ers Facebook page.


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