Originally posted by hofer36:
Originally posted by Dascow:
Originally posted by RDB4216:
Originally posted by 9ers4u:
We need to find a trade back partner that has the possibility of being a top five drafting team next year. A type of deal where we give them our 1st this year and we get their 1st this year and next.
Then we can get that QB from Stanford
So we can spend yet another year looking forward to "next year"? One more year of hoping we actually fill some needs that have been there for years? One more year of thinking "next year" might be the playoffs? No thanks.
Remember a couple of years ago when we had huge needs on the O-line and pass rusher, yet the 49ers traded their 2nd round pick for a 1st rounder the next year? I thought that was one of the worst moves this team has made in years - especially with them telling fans they had a "win now" mentality. So what happened there? We passed on RT Phil Loadholdt - who went on to start 16 games for the Vikings, and really solidified the right side of their line. While we deal with a revolving door at RT and a huge hole in our Oline for that year. We then draft Anthony Davis - and the line struggles a bit with two rookies starting. So because of that trade, our Oline struggles for TWO more seasons when it could have been fixed immediatly. Athony Davis almos got paid a lot more being a top 15 pick, than Loadholt as a 2nd round pick - so it wasn't a smart salary cap move either.
Bottom line, we are not the Patriots. We have holes that need to be filled, and don't have the luxury of trading away picks looking to restock year after year.
QB trumps all other positions.
QB is the position the 49ers are most in need of. If they get a franchise QB, then they can work on the rest of the positions for the next 10 to 15 years.
In 2007 the Atlanta falcons had a 4-12 record. To say they had needs at other positions would be an understatement. In the 2008 draft they chose Matt Ryan and that very year they went 11-5 and made the play-offs. They are 33-15 since that pick.
If waiting one more year means we get the next Peyton Manning, then I have no problem waiting. (The question is: Does Harbaugh think that Luck is the next "great QB"?)
i wholeheartedly agree with you....one year is little in the overall schemes if you an fill the most important position on the team for a dcade...
do you think john brodie would allow luck to wear #12 for the niners?
Especially a year in which the Niners are probably more at a disadvantage than any team when all is said and done, and expectations are low despite hiring the hot young coaching candidate.
I have said it before and will again. I would love to see Baalke set the team up to make a serious push for either Luck or Barkley next year. Grab a guy like Stanzi in the 3rd, and maybe a late rounder like McElroy in the 7th. Sign a journeyman to a 4 year deal. Teach him the offense this year so he can assist developing the franchise guy the following year. Draft other positions of need higher this year setting the team up for success under the new QB. Shoot I would be happy with a draft that looked like...
high 2nd, original 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 6th, 7th, 7th, 7th, 7th.
If it meant we were planning for next year and targeting Luck. Barring injury I think he is going to be a special player in the nfl.
Do I think it happens? I think it's unlikely. I would love it if we did though.