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AB's Detailed 2012 Mock Off-Season

We will start out with around $30M in cap space, with the leftover 2011 cap room(around $12.6M) Below are our current salaries for the players under contract.

NOTE: All the players have an additional $5,580 in a workout bonus which is the norm around the league. And I don't include pro-rated signing bonuses remaining, as they aren't really restructurable.

ILB 52 Patrick Willis(2016)- $17,700,000 ($1.904M Base)

TE 85 Vernon Davis(2015)- $8,023,246 ($5.571M Base, $400K Roster and $200K Workout)

DE 94 Justin Smith(2013)- $6,308,580 ($5.875M Base and $500K Workout)

RB 21 Frank Gore(2014)- $6,005,580 ($2M Base, $1.6M Roster, $750K Workout and $1.65M Extra Bonus Unknown)

LG 77 Mike Iupati(2014)- $5,719,342 ($703,500 Base, $3,682,762 One Timer Achieved, Note- His $1,087,500 Roster Bonus was already picked up in 2011 offseason, thus manking it guaranteed, since it was a Option Bonus)

NT 90 Isaac Sopoaga(2012)- $4,960,580 ($3.8M Base)

RT 76 Anthony Davis(2014)- $4,717,146 ($925K Base and $1,919,900 One Timer Achieved, Note- His $1.7M Roster bonus was already picked up in 2011 offseason, thus making it guaranteed, since it was a Option Bonus)

SS 31 Donte Whitner(2013)- $4,138,913 ($3.3M Base)

DE 91 Ray McDonald(2015)- $4,055,580 ($3.05M Base)

WR 15 Michael Crabtree(2014)- $4,005,580 ($3.5M Base and $500K Workout)

C 59 Jonathan Goodwin(2013)- $3,722,247 ($2.4M Base and $650K Incentives likely to be earned)

PK 2 Davis Akers(2013)- $3,622,247 ($3M Base and $50K Incentives likely to be earned)

CB 36 Shawntae Spencer(2012)- $3.3M ($3.2M Base and $100K Workout)

OLB 99 Aldon Smith(2014)- $3,274,671 ($1,028,818 Base)

OLB 98 Parys Haralson(2013)- $2,755,580 ($2.45M Base)

LT 74 Joe Staley(2017)- $2,505,580 ($1.8M Base)

TE 467 Delanie Walker(2012)- $1,910,580 ($1.045M Base)

CB 25 Tarell Brown(2013)- $1,736,330 ($850K Base)

P 4 Andy Lee(2012)- $1,382,248 ($1.1M Base)

QB 7 Colin Kaepernick(2014)- $1,170,193 ($607,922 Base)

LS 86 Brian Jennings(2014)- $1,151,580 ($925K Base)

OT 75 Alex Boone(2015)- $935,580 ($540K Base)

ILB 53 NaVorro Bowman(2013)- $721,142 ($540K Base)

NT 95 Ricky Jean Francois(2012)- $631,330 ($615K Base)

CB 29 Chris Culliver(2014)- $620,299 ($465K Base)

RB 32 Kendall Hunter(2014)- $580,385 ($465K Base)

RB 24 Anthony Dixon(2013)- $575,730 ($540K Base)

TE 82 Nate Byham(2013)- $572,130 ($540K Base)

WR 10 Kyle Williams(2013)- $565,430 ($540K Base)

OG 67 Daniel Kilgore(2014)- $510,655 ($465K Base)

FB 49 Bruce Miller(2014)- $486,193 ($465K Base)

OG 78 Mike Person(2014)- $482,055 ($465K Base)

WR 83 John Matthews(2013)- $470,580 ($465K Base)

NT 93 Ian Williams(2013)- $470,580 ($465K Base)

QB 3 Scott Tolzien(2013)- $470,580 ($465K Base)

SS 43 Colin Jones(2014)- $470,580 ($465K Base)

DE 96 Demarcus Dobbs(2013)- $470,580 ($465K Base)

CB 41 Curtis Holcomb(2014)- $401,475 ($390K Base)

OT 71 Derek Hall(2013)- $395, 580 ($390K Base)

CB 23 Cory Nelms(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

OLB 57 Michael Wilhoite(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

OT 65 Kenny Wiggins(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

C 61 Chase Beeler(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

WR 13 Joe Hastings(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

LS 0 Kyle Nelson(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

TE 88 Konrad Reuland(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

WR 9 Dontavia Bogan(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

OG 0 Garrett Chisolm(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

FS 35 Mark LeGree(2013)- $395,580 ($390K Base)

If we choose to cut Haralson and Spencer we would gain around $2.155M for Haralson and $3.3M for Spencer. Giving us an additional $5.455M. Which would give us $35.455M to spend.

Now we will need to put away about $5M for 2012 draft class, but really the only picks who will matter much are our 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounders, depending on number of picks of course. That now leaves us $30.455M

Now onto my free agent moves.

Franchise FS 38 Dashon Goldson for 1-year $6.2M

Tender RFA ILB 54 Larry Grant for 1-year $1.927M (2nd-Round tender)

Tender RFA SS 27 C.J. Spillman for 1-year $1.927M (2nd-Round tender)

That takes up $10.054M, leaving us with $20.401M to spend. We will also tender Brock($540K) and Tukuafu($465K), but they don't have a big impact towards our cap space.

Top Priorities now,

QB 11 Alex Smith

CB 22 Carlos Rogers

OLB 55 Ahmad Brooks

RG 68 Adam Snyder

WR 19 Ted Ginn Jr.

WR 84 Joshua Morgan

ILB/ST 51 Blake Costanzo

First off in my opinion we re-sign Alex, Rogers and Brooks most likely, Snyder and Ginn may bolt for more money. Costanzo may be the 1st signing come march 13th.

Now contracts for our re-signings, I've included structuring of deals.

Alex- 4-year deal worth $30.5M(Average of $7.625M), Includes $10M guaranteed($4M signing bonus, and $5M roster bonus in 2012, and $1M Roster bonus in 2013)

2012- $1M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and $5M Roster = $7M

2013- $5M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and 1M Roster = $7M

2014- $6.5M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $7.5M

2015- $8M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $9M

Rogers- 5-year deal worth $32.5M(Average of $6.5M), Includes $12.5MM guaranteed($6M Signing Bonus, $4M Roster Bonus in 2012 and $2.5M Roster Bonus in 2013)

2012- $1M Base, $1.2M Pro-rated SB and $4M Roster = $5.2M

2013- $3.5M Base, $1.2M Pro-rated SB and $2.5M Roster = $7.2M

2014- $5M Base, $1.2M Prto-rated SB = $6.2M

2015- $5M Base, $1.2M Pro-rated SB = $6.2M

2016- $5.5M Base, $1.2M Pro-rated SB = $6.7M

Brooks- 5-year deal worth $22.5M(Average of $4.5M), Includes $10M guaranteed($5M Signing Bonus, $2M Roster Bonus in 2012 and $3M Roster Bonus in 2013)

2012- $1M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and $2M Roster = $4M

2013- $2M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and $3M Roster = $6M

2014- $3.5M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $4.5M

2015- $3M Base, $1M pro-rated SB = $4M

2016- $3M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $4M

Costanzo- 2-year deal worth $3.5M(Average of $1.75M), Includes $1M Signing Bonus.

2012- $1M Base and $500K Pro-rated SB = $1.5M

2013- $1.5M Base and $500K pro-rated SB = $2M

That counts up to $18.7M against the 2012 cap, leaves us with $2.341M, now we then cut Spencer, save $3.3M and cut Haralson saving us $2.15M, a total of $5.45M savings, giving us $7.791M left.

Now we re-sign Morgan.

Morgan- 3-year deal worth $7.5M(Average of $2.5M), Includes $3M Signing Bonus.

2012- $1M Base and $1M Pro-rated SB = $2M

2013- $1.25M Base and $1M Pro-rated SB = $2.25M

2014- $2.25M Base and $1M Pro-rated SB = $3.25M

Now we re-sign Snyder.

Snyder- 2-year deal worth $6M(Average of $3M), Includes $3M Signing Bonus.

2012- $1M Base and $1.5M Pro-rated SB = $2.5M

2013- $2M Base and $1.5M Pro-rated SB = $3.5M

That's a total of $4.5M used, leaves us with $3.291M left.

Finally Ginn is re-signed.

Ginn- 2-year deal worth $5M(Average of $2.5M), Includes $2M Signing Bonus

2012- $1M Base and $1M Pro-rated SB = $2M

2013- $2M Base and $1M Pro-rated SB = $3M

That leaves us with $1.921M left, and we have re-signed our key guys. We've kept our FS(Goldson), CB(Rogers), RG(Snyder), QB(Smith), OLB(Brooks), WR(Morgan) and Returner(Ginn), along with ST Ace(Costanzo).

Now, we could easily let Brooks walk, but if we cut Haralson, we better keep Brooks.

Additionally we could re-do a few contracts. I think the logical ones are Whitner, Goodwin, Akers and McDonald to restructure. I doubt Vernon, Willis and Justin Smith get approached to restructure.

If we wanted to restructure Akers($3M base), Goodwin($2.4M base), Whitner($3.3M base) and McDonald($3.05M base), we could save easily $3.75M by taking off $4.5M, or $1.5M each off of Akers, Goodwin and Whitner, with turing the remaining $500K into Signing Bonuses, Whitner, Goodwin and Akers would be pro-rated over 2 years($250K each) and we could take McDonald, and lower his base to 1M, take the leftover $2.05M and turn it into a signing bonus, pro-rated over 4 years, or $512,500 from 2012-2015. And saving us $1,537,500, a total of $5,287,500

We would then have with the other $1.921M + the $5,287,500 would leave us $7,208,500.
Finally an addition via free agency, Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson.

Robinson- 4-year deal worth $18M, Includes $4M Signing Bonus, and $2M Roster Bonus in 2012 and $2M Roster Bonus in 2013.

2012- $1M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and $2M Roster = $4M

2013- $2M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB and $2M Roster= $5M

2014- $3.5M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $4.5M

2015- $3.5M Base, $1M Pro-rated SB = $4.5M

Now draft time.

We own the 30th pick in each round, so we have 7 picks. I can see us trading down with either Miami or Washington, whom would want Ryan Tannehill, after not getting Matt Flynn.

So, we then trade our 30th pick, to either team, pick up that teams 2nd and 3rd round picks. Giving us 8 picks now.

I have 2 Option drafts;

Option 1

Round 2a – WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina

Round 2b – OLB Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

Round 3a – CB Keith Tandy, West Virginia

Round 3b - OG Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh

Round 4 – DE Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati

Round 5 – OLB Jacquies Smith, Missouri

Round 6 – RB Vick Ballard, Mississippi State

Round 7 – FS Duke Ihanacho, San Jose State


Depth Chart/Roster Option 1:

QB: Alex Smith/ Colin Kaepernick/ Scott Tolzien

RB: Frank Gore/ Kendall Hunter/ Anthony Dixon/ Vick Ballard

FB: Bruce Miller

WR: Michael Crabtree/ Dwight Jones

WR: Joshua Morgan/ Laurent Robinson

TE: Vernon Davis/ Delanie Walker/ Nate Byham

C: Jonathan Goowin

LG: Mike Iupati/ Daniel Kilgore

RG: Adam Snyder/ Lucas Nix

LT: Joe Staley/ Alex Boone

RT: Anthony Davis/ Mike Person

DE: Justin Smith/ Demarcus Dobbs

NT: Isaac Sopoaga/ Ricky Jean Francois/ Ian Williams

DE: Ray McDonald/ Derek Wolfe

OLB: Aldon Smith/ Jacquies Smith

ILB: Patrick Willis/ Larry Grant

ILB NaVorro Bowman/ Blake Costanzo

OLB: Ahmad Brooks/ Bruce Irvin

CB: Carlos Rogers/ Chris Culliver/ Curtis Holcomb

CB: Tarell Brown/ Keith Tandy

FS: Dashon Goldson/ Duke Ihanacho/ Colin Jones

SS: Donte Whitner/ C.J. Spillman

PK: David Akers

P: Andy Lee

LS: Brian Jennings

KR/PR: Ted Ginn Jr.

Practice Squad: TE Konrad Reuland, C Chase Beeler, OT Derek Hall, CB Cory Nelms, WR Joe Hastings, OLB Michael Wilhoite, WR Dontavia Bogan, LS Kyle Nelson

Or Option 2

Round 2a – CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia

Round 2b – WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech

Round 3a – DE Kendall Reyes, Uconn

Round 3b – OLB Nigel Bradham, Florida State

Round 4 – FS George Iloka, Boise State

Round 5 – OG Ryan Miller, Colorado

Round 6 – RB Vick Ballard, Mississippi State

Round 7 – OLB Josh Kaddu, Oregon

Depth Chart/Roster Option 2

QB: Alex Smith/ Colin Kaepernick/ Scott Tolzien

RB: Frank Gore/ Kendall Hunter/ Anthony Dixon/ Vick Ballard

FB: Bruce Miller

WR: Michael Crabtree/ Stephen Hill

WR: Joshua Morgan/ Laurent Robinson

TE: Vernon Davis/ Delanie Walker/ Nate Byham

C: Jonathan Goowin

LG: Mike Iupati/ Daniel Kilgore

RG: Adam Snyder/ Ryan Miller

LT: Joe Staley/ Alex Boone

RT: Anthony Davis/ Mike Person

DE: Justin Smith/ Demarcus Dobbs

NT: Isaac Sopoaga/ Ricky Jean Francois/ Ian Williams

DE: Ray McDonald/ Kendall Reyes

OLB: Aldon Smith/ Nigel Bradham

ILB: Patrick Willis/ Larry Grant

ILB NaVorro Bowman/ Blake Costanzo

OLB: Ahmad Brooks/ Josh Kaddu

CB: Carlos Rogers/ Chris Culliver/ Curtis Holcomb

CB: Tarell Brown/ Chase Minnifield

FS: Dashon Goldson/ George Iloka/ Colin Jones

SS: Donte Whitner/ C.J. Spillman

PK: David Akers

P: Andy Lee

LS: Brian Jennings

KR/PR: Ted Ginn Jr.

Practice Squad: TE Konrad Reuland, C Chase Beeler, OT Derek Hall, CB Cory Nelms, WR Joe Hastings, OLB Michael Wilhoite, WR Dontavia Bogan, LS Kyle Nelson
[ Edited by AB83Rules on Feb 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM ]
Option two is much better than the first. And more realistic outside of Reyes being available in the 3rd (Drawing 1st-2nd round consideration).

I reviewed some more games of Jones and I became rather disappointed. What a once thought was a good player, now to me looks like a guy who doesn't know how to properly catch a football, and looks really, really unpolished.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM ]
I like it alot, this is probably the best mock I've seen so far. The only thing that sucks is we don't get to add much in FA but oh well. Atleast we keep the gang in tact. Good job AB. I think I like the first mock the best, except I'm not a huge fan of Dwight Jones and might take another reciever depending on who is there, but it's not like he sucks or anything.

edit: I think the main player I like in option 1 is Bruce Irvin.
[ Edited by WillistheWall on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Option two is much better than the first. And more realistic

I reviewed some more games of Jones and I became rather disappointed. What a once thought was a good player, now to me looks like a guy who doesn't know how to properly catch a football, and looks really, really unpolished.


call me crazy but I prefer Marvin Jones to Dwight Jones
- I would go with a lower tender on Spillman.

- I think you are too optimistic on those low prices for many of our FAs.

- Other than Stephen Hill, I am a bit underwhelmed by the draft selections taken.


Nice overall effort though... enjoyed the read-through.
Originally posted by oldman9er:
- Other than Stephen Hill, I am a bit underwhelmed by the draft selections taken.
If we could REALLY land Iloka with our 4th, I would jizz within 3 seconds.
2M seems like a lot to drop on Spilman
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Option two is much better than the first. And more realistic outside of Reyes being available in the 3rd (Drawing 1st-2nd round consideration).

I reviewed some more games of Jones and I became rather disappointed. What a once thought was a good player, now to me looks like a guy who doesn't know how to properly catch a football, and looks really, really unpolished.

I figure Reyes will rise up to a late 1, early 2nd. I myself also like option 2 best, but wanted to give two options.

My other WR I like is a guy you have in your mock, Miami's Tommy Streeter.

I think if we keep our guys together, we will be drafting more BPA then needs.
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while some can quibble with the numbers i just marvel at what AB does. I agree with everything he says,, AB is indeed the brain of spock!
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
I like it alot, this is probably the best mock I've seen so far. The only thing that sucks is we don't get to add much in FA but oh well. Atleast we keep the gang in tact. Good job AB. I think I like the first mock the best, except I'm not a huge fan of Dwight Jones and might take another reciever depending on who is there, but it's not like he sucks or anything.

edit: I think the main player I like in option 1 is Bruce Irvin.

Thanks bud, If we do lose say Brooks in FA, we may go OLB first pick, and be able to add a outside FA. I dont think Mario Williams is likely, it would take not re-signing Rogers, plus convincing him to stay in a 3-4 defense as a OLB.
Originally posted by oldman9er:
- I would go with a lower tender on Spillman.

- I think you are too optimistic on those low prices for many of our FAs.

- Other than Stephen Hill, I am a bit underwhelmed by the draft selections taken.


Nice overall effort though... enjoyed the read-through.

The reason for higher tender is I figure if he is lowest we lose him for nothing(UDFA) and if 2nd rd tender, we at least guaranntee he is back, but I would prefer to tender him high then re-sign him longer with low cap figures.

I tried to structure the contracts the best way possible. Rogers deal would be like Clements almost, voidable after 2014, and minimal cap implications.
Originally posted by cciowa:
while some can quibble with the numbers i just marvel at what AB does. I agree with everything he says,, AB is indeed the brain of spock!

thanks cc, I really wish I could do contract work, lol. I try my best to bring the numbers correct. I think the reason we have less room is due to A.Davis and Iupati having one time escalators, and Gore has an extra 1.65M in bonuses available. Plus Staley got 500K raises for each season 2012-2017.

Still dont understand Willis' difference, it doesnt add up from what I've seen and know of his contract extension. He was only suppose to have a difference each year of like 500K due to the 30% rule, which really hinders teams in retaining players during season. Reason why DeSean Jackson didnt get an extension, they would need to manipulate the rule, which we did a great job of doing.

Another example was Chris Johnson, he wanted a new deal when Willis got his, and it would of been real tough doing so, I believe JI Haslell(Former Redskins Cap Guy) broke down Willis and the ability of mainpulating that 30% rule.
Originally posted by cciowa:
while some can quibble with the numbers i just marvel at what AB does. I agree with everything he says,, AB is indeed the brain of spock!


+1 the guy is a genius
One more thing on the 30% rule, its for players playing on there rookie deals still, hence how Willis got his deal, he had 2 years left when extended on his rook deal, where Vernon had 1 yr left when extended.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by cciowa:
while some can quibble with the numbers i just marvel at what AB does. I agree with everything he says,, AB is indeed the brain of spock!


+1 the guy is a genius

It's funny, I always hated math in high school, never could get it, but for some reason with the salary cap, and just learning these numbers, its helped me. It's tough to start to keep track of players salaries.

Like Signing Bonuses are pro-rated, usually over the length of the contract, under the new cba the max it can be is over 5 years, so for Larry Fitzgerald, when he signed his 8yr deal, the signing bonus was over the first 5 seasons(2011-2015).

Roster Bonuses are a one time thing, you are on roster, you earn it that day, but there are contracts with multiple roster bonuses, sometimes 1 for each season.

Option bonuses like Peyton Mannings 28M is actually pro-rated if exercised.

Workout Bonuses, are for working out obviously lol. During OTA's. Some have timer triggers, like 95% of the workouts, etc...