I'm excited about the offseason with FA and the Draft and next year. It was a great year last year with Harbaugh. I didn't pay as much attention to scouting college football since I didn't lose all hope like normal. I've been trying to catch up and come up with an offseason plan. SF of courses like to focus on the draft and only supplement with FA. Baalke said there were exceptions if the right player was available. We're at the point in bulding the team where we need quality over quantity. Playing for Harbaugh will help keep FA's at a lower price and attract new ones. Our main attention this offseason will be on rebuilding the offense.From watching Standford, Harbaugh will put a premium on the OL, RB, and TE's over high priced Wr's.We'll still want to mainly run the ball and then play action to the TE's. We need Wr's that can block, get open, and keep the defense honest. The big name Wr's will be overpriced, have various issues, and will want the ball more in a pass first offense. We have enough cap room this year especially with a few cuts, trades, or restructures. The cap will be rising in the coming years with the TV deals so we can also backload a few contracts.
Resign: Alex Smith 3 yr 7mil/yr and full of incentives
Dashon Goldson franchise tag
Ahmad Brooks 4yr 4mil/yr
Josh Morgan 4yr 3mil/yr
C. J. Spillman 3 ys 1/yr
Blake Constanzo 3 yrs 1mil/yr
carlos rogers 4yrs 7mil/yr plus incentives
Larry Grant 2nd rnd tender
Adam Snyder 3 yrs 2mil/yr
Cuts: Shawntae Spencer
Parys Haralson (may keep with a salary cut to come off the bench)
Trade:Michael Crabtree-He attempted to displayed a team first attitude all year, blocked well, and did improve. He still stuggles getting open against man coverage and wants to be in a passing offense and in Texas. Trade him and his contract before he leaves us in the future. We trade him to Dallas or Houston for a 3rd round pick.
Carl Nicks OL 6yrs 7.5mil/yr We set up a dominant OL. We will be able to convert in short yardage and run the ball in the redzone and to close out games. Alex will get more time in the pockets to allow the Wr's to get open. He loses field vision when he starts to look at the rush coming. Hopefully, he'll come here to play at home and with his friend Goodwin.
Pierre Garcon WR- 4 yrs 4mil/yr We get a cheaper WR to start. He runs good routes, catches the ball, and blocks. Another possibilty is Laurent Robinson.
Eddie Royal WR - 4 yrs 3mil/yr We get a great return man who can also play WR, get open and catch the ball. Hopefully, he'll want to come play with his old college teammate Morgan.
We need to get another pick in the first couple round to get another impact player. Instead of trading Crabtree we could trade Kaep if they think Alex is the long term answer or trade next years first.
1st Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford -redzone threat, harbaugh can run 3TE offense
2nd Doug Martin, RB, Boise State -RB of the future to split with Gore, ensures a strong running game
3rdA(trade) Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State - Tall WR on the outside, enzone threat, our Colston
3rdB Josh Norman CB Coastal Carolina - small school big corner
4th BPA or used to trade up in the 2nd
5th OLB Jacquies Smith, Missouri - backup OLB
6th BPA or used to trade up in the 3rd
7th small school BPA
This is just my quess/dream at the moment. I'm not an expert so I know i'll be off on some of this or that other people will have different views.
(original, updated on page two)
[ Edited by jobiwon on Mar 2, 2012 at 8:03 AM ]