Originally posted by 9erred:
Ron Brace could be cut by New England. Perhaps he should be one of the folks Baalke should have an eye on?
I personally think Kentwan Balmer should be given a lot of practice at NT. He was drafted to be a NT, and I would hope would be better than Ricky Jean Francois the kid from LSU taking snaps at NT.
The Balmer pick is really starting to piss me off, not just because of Balmer, but because it seems like we had no idea what to do with him when he was drafted. When you draft a guy in the first you should have a pretty good idea where he fits in your system.
My biggest knock on the Niners (besides sucking for so long) is the slow pace at which we develop our players. Think of all the guys that are still a question mark after being on our team for years. If Balmer is any good we wont know it until he has about a year left on his contract ala V.Davis, Goldson, Franklin and Lawson.
P.S. Before you dog out Lawson for Brooks keep in mind Brooks would come into the game with fresh legs, much like Haralson did the year he got 8 sacks. Before you crown Brooks, keep in mind he has yet to prove he has the motor to be an every down player and effective pass rusher.