Originally posted by Kolohe:
Players not re-signed, retired and key releases
Mark Roman - Had the best year as a 9er in 2009, but its time we upgraded.
Marcus Hudson - Hasn't really been much of a factor on defense or ST's, time to give a rookie a shot.
Arnaz Battle - Thanks for all your hard work and everything you've done in SF. But I think its time to move on.
Walt Harris - He surprised me from the start when he was signed, and I loved having him as a 9er, but like Battle, its time to move on. Although I'd love to have him and Bly, we kinda need to get younger at this position.
Isaac Bruce - Man it was fun having him as a 9er (for me at least), I wish things had worked out better with Bruce. Time to retire it was a weird having him as a 9er though I'll tell you that.
Adam Snyder - His troubles pass-blocking followed him in the 2010 Pre-Season, surprise cut here.
Tony Wragge - Release makes way for rookies and Cody Wallace.
Demetric Evans - Non factor all season, we go with a rookie instead.
I like all of these moves.
Barry Sims - Underrated team player of the year, IMO at least.
Ahmad Brooks - Should push Haralson next year for the starting gig, putting him back to 3rd down pass-rusher.
Vernon Davis - No question he should be re-signed. If he doesn't break 1,000 yards this year, he'll do it next year under a new contract.
Patrick Willis - We need to lock up the leader of our defense ASAP.
Abrayo Franklin - Tagged.
Dre Bly - Had a good year for us, we definitely gotta have him back.(two-year contract)
Good moves here. Only question is if Willis and Davis want to get resigned this year. They might want to wait a few years when their value will go up.
Brandon Marshall - Yah yah, I know hes a headcase, don't look at me, it was McCloughan that signed him.
Deuce Lutui - We finally get a mauler to help open up some lanes for Frank Gore. He'll also make Glen Coffee look good too. I bet Chilo Rachal would be happy to see him.
Leon Washington - Familiar with OC Raye and the PR we've been looking for.
Travis LaBoy - Gave the Bay Area a home town discount. Been off for a year to get healthy, but he's back to provide some much needed pass-rush.
Only one of these I don't like is the Marshall signing--besides we'd have to give up some serious draft picks to land him, probably at least one of our firsts.
**2010 NFL Draft**
1a. Earl Thomas FS - With Eric Berry out of reach we look to another Ballhawking Safety.....Finally!!!
1b. Vladimir Ducasse OT - Big athletic OT who can also play Guard if need be. Small school version of Michael Oher.
I like picking a lineman in the first but Ducasse projects to be a guard in the NFL and I'm not so sure that Thomas is worth our 1a. Besides at least one of these 1sts would have to be given up to get Marshall.
2nd. Kyle Wilson CB - Speedy CB who can also help on Special Teams. Asante Samuel clone.
3rd. Jon Jerry OG - Will be our swing Guard and battle Rachal for playing time.
4th. Sean Canfield QB - Just watched the Oregon St. vs. Portland St. game today, and I'm loving Canfiled's arm strength, footwork and quick release. Also has a very nice deep ball. I know the fan favorite around here is Nate Davis, but I'm not sold on him, besides Shaun Hill or/and Alex Smith could be gone in 2011.
I've no problem with any of these picks. I might go with Patrick Robinson at CB in the 2nd since Kyle Wilson will likely go in the 3rd or 4th round.
5th. Cam Thomas NT - Rotational player who will relieve Abrayo Franklin when needed.
6th. AJ Wallace CB - Big CB who can also return kicks. Not a bad hitter either. Adds more speed to our secondary.
7th. Blaze Soares ILB/OLB - Can play inside or outside. Squatty player like Jeff Ulbrich, only he can rush the passer. Isn't too bad in coverage either. **cough** homer pick **cough**
Not bad. Like the pick of a NT to relieve Franklin.
QB - Alex Smith, Shaun Hill, Nate Davis, Sean Canfield
RB - Frank Gore, Glenn Coffee, Leon Washington
FB - Moran Norris, Michael Robinson
WR - Michael Crabtree, Brandon Marshall, Josh Morgan, Jason Hill
TE - Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker
OT - Joe Staley, Vladimir Ducasse, Barry Sims, Alex Boone
OG - Chilo Rachal, Deuce Lutui, David Baas, Jon Jerry
OC - Eric Heitmann, Cody Wallace
I think Miller will get his shot at starting FB and it will be him or M-Rob
ILB - Patrick Willis, Takeo Spikes, Matt Wilhelm, Scott McKlillop, Blaze Soares
OLB - Manny Lawson, Parys Haralson, Ahmad brooks, Travis LaBoy
NT - Abrayo Franklin, Cam Thomas
DE - Justin Smith, Isaac Sopoaga, Kentwan Balmer, Ricky Jean-Francois
FS - Earl Thomas, Reggie Smith
SS - Michael Lewis, Dashon Goldson
CB - Nate Clements, Shawntae Spencer, Kyle Wilson, Dre Bly, Tarrell Brown, AJ Wallace
My concern with Lewis is his concussion history.