Originally posted by Frisch:
I might be a Noob but we would be in the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl with some bold moves like I suggested. Also, why waste 1st round picks on guys you don't know what they will do once they get paid and get in the NFL, example Roy Williams, Lions. Established players are the way to go. Give all that 1st round money to McNabb and Marshall. They get it done and that's what the niners need. Dump Jones. Another year with Smith at the helm makes me want to vomit.
Money picks 13 & 17 got :
Orakpo got a 5 year 15.4 million dollar deal.
Freeman got a 5 year 26 million dollar deal.
McNabb is currently on a 2 year 24.5 million dollar deal and Marshall will likely want to be paid close to the highest paid WR in the league so at least 10 million a year. Significant difference from what you are paying rookies.
In Marshall's case, will he refrain from having off the field baggage ? In McNabb's case how much longer will he play at a high level and will he still play at a high level in the digit system (Philly runs a WCO and that is the only system he ever played in, in the NFL) ?
How well did Roy Williams work out for Jerry Jones ? Did Cutler help improve the Bears last year ? How good did going all in with his chips work out for Dan Snyder ? There is no guarantee that they get it done, the risk is still there and if it doesn't pay off you are stuck with bigger salaries to eat up compared to what the rookies would get.