Is Aldon Smith 9-Game Suspension Crushing Playoff Blow for 49ers?

B/R Video@@bleacherreportB/R VideoAugust 29, 2014

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San Francisco 49ers pass-rusher Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies, per USA Today's Tom Pelissero.

How will the 49ers fill the void that Smith's suspension has created in their lineup? Are the 49ers still a playoff team without Smith? 

Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discuss the fallout from Smith's suspension in the video above.

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