The way some of you guys scoff at us for liking Fleener is funny. We like the guy because he can immediately help a team that struggled in the redzone and 3rd downs. Some people keep saying we have other needs. We have 11 starters on Defense back and some good depth as well and no rookie is going to step in above them. The offense is pretty set as well. The 30th pick will not replace anyone on offense expect for Guard. A wr will not get in before Crabs, Manningham and we will see what we have in Moss first. A RB is not replacing Gore.
We can obviously add depth to any position, but all we are saying is that the Niners had no problem moving the ball last year. We had problems getting TD's. The Niners scored 380 points last year (11th in the league). That's pretty good! 132 of those points were field goals . Akers who was awesome, kicked 44 FG's... If we could have turned 10 of those 44 Fg's into TD's we would have scored 420 points and would have been 5th in the league in scoring, and Akers would have still led the league in FG's with 34. We just kicked too much.
Fleener can help where we need it most. Other draft picks can as well but they might not see too much playing time next year. He will upgrade Walker easily. In the redzone, teams will double up on VD and that will leave Fleener to be covered by a LB and Crabs and/or Moss in 1 on 1 coverage. We have good odds for scoring in this scenario. We have height and speed all over the field. The 2 TE isn't necessarily a backup either. I would think we use him at least 50% of the time and if we had a better one, the number would probably go up.
I trust Baelke and Harbs but Fleener just makes alot of sense in my eyes. I will not cry if we don't get him on thursday...I will just punch my friend who is a Bears fan