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espn. 9ers eyeing spiller

  • oklasooners
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If anyone has the espn insider can you tell me what it says on that atricle? I dont have insider and everygood rumor is an insider. Its about the 9ers now wanting spiller.
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Originally posted by oklasooners:
If anyone has the espn insider can you tell me what it says on that atricle? I dont have insider and everygood rumor is an insider. Its about the 9ers now wanting spiller.

I would guess they took the recent piece in the Bee from Barrows and ran with it.
I just read it. It says that we are gonna draft CJ Spiller and that info was leaked to espn from the assistant janitor at the 49er facility.
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From Sac Bee:
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March 27, 2010
Baalke gives boost to Spiller bandwagon
Sports journalism rule No. 1: If an NFL personnel guy tells you something within a month of the draft, take it with a smidgen of salt. This is the silly season in the NFL. Up is down. Left is right. Teams schedule visits with players they have no intention of drafting. They ignore the players that make their hearts leap. Which is why you have to look at everything acting GM Trent Baalke said yesterday with a skeptical eye. And yet ...

His answer to a question about running backs was very interesting. When Scot McCloughan was asked in February whether the 49ers could select a running back who complements Frank Gore, he said the following:

We could. Yeah, we could. Again, I think it comes down to what will be his role with us. Is there any special teams value involved in it? Again, where he's taken in the draft is going to say what the role is going to be and how soon we think he can help us. Frank Gore is a really good football player for us and we expect him to be a good football player for us for the next couple of years. But we also understand that we can't count on him forever. And if you start limiting his carries now somewhat - he doesn't like it - but if we protect him. What our vision is is to play 16 (games) and get to the playoffs. We need him to be healthy for him to that.
Asked a similar question Friday, Baalke went a little further, saying this:

... If you look at the backfields that are really starting to have a lot of success, it's not only the two (-pronged approach), it's the three-back system that's becoming even a little bit more ... you look at Dallas' situation with a bell-cow back and another guy that can come in and still have some bell-cow ability in Tashard Choice, a little bit different style than Marion Barber, and then you throw Felix Jones in the mix, of course completely different. They all have different sets of skills but they're all high level guys and it's very difficult to defense. I think the more you have complementary styles, the harder it is to prepare for.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/49ers/archives/2010/03/baalke-gives-bo.html#ixzz0jabJLkTl
Originally posted by pd24:
Originally posted by oklasooners:
If anyone has the espn insider can you tell me what it says on that atricle? I dont have insider and everygood rumor is an insider. Its about the 9ers now wanting spiller.

I would guess they took the recent piece in the Bee from Barrows and ran with it.

thats what they usually do.
Im calling it now, Spiller won't be available at 13. I predict Buffalo or Miami will take him or someone will trade up for him ahead of us.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Im calling it now, Spiller won't be available at 13. I predict Buffalo or Miami will take him or someone will trade up for him ahead of us.

Miami would really surprise me. Ginn is not the Hester/Cribbs that they hoped he would be, but he is still solid. They have Williams and Brown (depending on his possible suspension). I would think defense or O-line is more of a priority for them. Then again, some people would say the same about the Niners.

Buffalo wouldnt really surprise me either, but they do have Roscoe Parrish as a return man, and a couple solid RBs (depending on what happens with Lynch). I wouldnt think RB and return man would be their biggest need either.

I am not counting on him being there are 13, but even if he is, I am not getting my hopes up that the Niners will draft him.
here ya go.

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We've been hearing for months that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in adding a running back to their stable that is a complement to the hard-charging Frank Gore and Glen Coffee combo. Gore and Coffee are good at what they do, but the team needs a versatile speedster in the vein of Felix Jones who can break runs to the outside. They also need a return man, as we talked about the other day.

That's convenient, there's a player in the draft pool this year who could fill both of those roles: Clemson's C.J. Spiller. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee ties together comments made earlier this offseason by departed GM Scot McCloughan with recent comments made by acting GM Trent Baalke, and believes the Niners are looking strongly in that direction with one of their first-round picks (No. 13 and No. 17). There has been some recent chatter that both Miami (at No. 12) and the Giants (at No. 15) are also interested in Spiller; however, there are some who believe that both of those teams have bigger fish to fry, and their interest in Spiller is not as high as the Niners'.
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
here ya go.

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We've been hearing for months that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in adding a running back to their stable that is a complement to the hard-charging Frank Gore and Glen Coffee combo. Gore and Coffee are good at what they do, but the team needs a versatile speedster in the vein of Felix Jones who can break runs to the outside. They also need a return man, as we talked about the other day.

That's convenient, there's a player in the draft pool this year who could fill both of those roles: Clemson's C.J. Spiller. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee ties together comments made earlier this offseason by departed GM Scot McCloughan with recent comments made by acting GM Trent Baalke, and believes the Niners are looking strongly in that direction with one of their first-round picks (No. 13 and No. 17). There has been some recent chatter that both Miami (at No. 12) and the Giants (at No. 15) are also interested in Spiller; however, there are some who believe that both of those teams have bigger fish to fry, and their interest in Spiller is not as high as the Niners'.

Why would anyone pay for that service. You can just look it up on the teams local news papers.
Gore = Coffee Spiller
Originally posted by pd24:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
here ya go.

Quote:
We've been hearing for months that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in adding a running back to their stable that is a complement to the hard-charging Frank Gore and Glen Coffee combo. Gore and Coffee are good at what they do, but the team needs a versatile speedster in the vein of Felix Jones who can break runs to the outside. They also need a return man, as we talked about the other day.

That's convenient, there's a player in the draft pool this year who could fill both of those roles: Clemson's C.J. Spiller. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee ties together comments made earlier this offseason by departed GM Scot McCloughan with recent comments made by acting GM Trent Baalke, and believes the Niners are looking strongly in that direction with one of their first-round picks (No. 13 and No. 17). There has been some recent chatter that both Miami (at No. 12) and the Giants (at No. 15) are also interested in Spiller; however, there are some who believe that both of those teams have bigger fish to fry, and their interest in Spiller is not as high as the Niners'.

Why would anyone pay for that service. You can just look it up on the teams local news papers.

I got the service b/c i got a subscription to the magazine, and they just threw the insider in for free but you are right most of the news is just local beat guys with os many blogs and fan sites it is pretty useless

they also said this

"Another graphic deficiency is in the return game. Last season, San Francisco's punt returns were worth an estimated 17.5 points of field position worse than NFL average -- the worst figure by our measurements since the 2002 Green Bay Packers. Arnaz Battle managed an unbelievable 2.9 yards per return -- a grand total of 61 yards on 21 returns, and 10 fair catches. His longest return was 18 yards, which left him with a 2.15 YPR on the other 20." - Aaron Schatz
I like the idea of Spiller, but I think I'd rather draft a CB/KR at #17 or #49, and a WR/KR and RB/KR later in the draft. That way, they'll have several options to choose from at positions that can use some depth.
I can't believe ESPN charges people for insider.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Im calling it now, Spiller won't be available at 13. I predict Buffalo or Miami will take him or someone will trade up for him ahead of us.

C.J. Spiller could be climbing the ladder
Posted by Mike Florio on March 29, 2010 7:31 AM ET
There's a sense in some league circles that only a truly special running back is worthy of a top-ten draft pick.

If so, it means that some regard Clemson's C.J. Spiller as a truly special running back.

We're hearing talk of teams possibly trying to invade the lower reaches of the top 10 in order to get a crack at Spiller, with rumors currently focusing on the Dolphins and the Giants.

The Dolphins currently hold the No. 12 pick; the Giants are at 15.
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