It's a bird, it's a plane! No, wait, it's just Aldon Smith flying into the backfield for one of his team-leading 9.5 sacks.
This guy makes other gridiron beasts look like cuddly kittens playing with a ball of yarn, or golden Labrador puppies in wicker baskets.
You get the point.
It's as if Smith always has a V.I.P. pass to the opposing team's backfield.
Just a 22-year-old rookie, Smith is playing like a seasoned veteran. And if he keeps it up, Rookie of the Year honors will be heading his direction.
The more playing time he gets, the more plays he makes.
Case in point: this past Sunday.
Smith saw extended playing time and responded with three tackles—two for sacks—and a fumble recovery. His best play of the day was, perhaps, his non-celebration after yet another sack.
While others would no doubt do some ridiculous celebratory dance, Smith ran straight to the sideline and took a seat.
He was acting like he's been there before. Because he has, several times.
And you can count on his return; those V.I.P. passes are all-access.
As for the 49ers offense, what was missing has been here all along, waiting for his chance on the sideline.
Well, that chance arrived and Kyle Williams is taking full advantage of it. An injury to Braylon Edwards opened the door slightly for the second-year receiver out of Arizona State to get more reps.
His performance Sunday busted the door wide open and he sprinted through, much like he did on his way to a 56 yard catch-and-run touchdown.
Williams electrified every time his number was called, whether it was through the air, or on the ground.
He's shown good hands while running crisp routes. Most importantly, he is able to pick up copious amounts of yards after the catch.
Just what the offense needed.
It's time to give these two more playing time; they sure have earned it.