Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Seems that since McC is now getting some national attention, many around the league and scouts in general have very positive things to say about Scotty as a talent evaluator. He has raised the talent level on this team quite a bit. Ups and downs, of course, but he has had some good drafts. 2007 was excellent, while 2005 and 2008 were terrible. It is a mixed bag, but he does deserve more credit than he gets on this board.
He raised the talent level from overall garbage to overall mediocrity. He brought in some good players, but EVERY TEAM and EVERY GM does that. Even the Rams brought in some talent and will obviously get a little better as they continue to do so. He failed to fix the O-Line, failed to draft or sign a change-of-pace back to spell Frank Gore, failed to produce a quality QB, failed to bring in any good WRs besides Bruce (for one season) and Michael Crabtree (which was a no-brainer to me, kinda like when we drafted Willis), failed to get a CONSISTENT pass rusher and failed to bring in a lot of available talent that other teams swooped on for good prices. He is not aggressive and has stupid concepts about size (not wanting to draft anyone under 200lbs, WTF).
People have been wanting him gone for several seasons.
We don't have an overall mediocre talent level. We have a great defense (top 3 by advanced statistical measures http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef)
and have accumulated lots of talent at the offensive skill positions.
We don't have an OT, OGs and QB/O-scheme is questionable. Those are problems with vision and philosophy. That is what this team has lacked.
By the way, Willis wasn't a no-brainer pick. Carriker had more support on these boards at the time. Oher was only a no-brainer behind Crabtree in retrospect. At the time he was considered similar to Bruce Cambpell, a raw hulk. Too many retro-geniuses on this board.