Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Answers are beginning to surface about how the 49ers plan to handle next month's draft without their general manager Scot McCloughan.
San Francisco's director of player personnel Trent Baalke will lead the 49ers into a critical draft in which the team is scheduled to have the 13th and 17th overall picks, according to a league source.
Baalke has a strong reputation around the league and many expect that San Francisco will be able to march on successfully. He is recognized as a strong and capable talent evaluator.
The 49ers and McCloughan must also figure out a resolution as to their current situation before any other issues can be addressed.
Sources said McCloughan has been dealing with personal issues and the 49ers want him to be able to concentrate on those indefinitely. The organization is said to have been bracing for it for days and believes it is well prepared for the draft.
The issue will draw considerable attention this week, as 49ers officials arrive in Orlando, Fla., for this week's NFL owners meetings.
Source: Baalke Replaces McCloughan
I keep hearing reports back and forth that it's going to be Gamble rather. Now this one says Baalke. Either way, it doesn't really matter to me, as long as whoever is doing it makes the right picks.
We should pray Gamble is calling the shots, Baalke's experience doesn't go past college/mediocre Redskins recruiting. Gamble was a personnel/talent scout for the Colts from 1998-2004 (and has over 22 years of experience in front-office work in the NFL, also working with the eagles before coming to the 49ers).
Well it's not as if Baalke is a scrub. The article itself says he's a highly regarded individual. I don't doubt he's probably qualified. More so than Gamble? I can't say.
But we all know who we need -- and I
know who I want, selection-wise, come draft day -- and like I said, as long as whoever calls the shots doesn't screw it up, I'll be happy.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Mar 20, 2010 at 9:11 PM ]