If it was up to me, I'd try to draft good players. But maybe the Niners will try to incorporate a different strategy...
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Aug 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM ]
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
This organization has shown an ability to bring in second tier FAs who blossom. Why? Because the coaching and systems are elite. The defense has some stars but many of their players are just fitting into the scheme and are smart enough to know this.
With this in mind:
1) Many FAs will want to stay at a lower cost (Rogers).
2) Team tends to draft for the future and fill in with Vet FAs as necessary (L Davis, Cox).
3) Will not go much over the cap so outrageous offers from other teams will take a few (Morgan & Snyder).
4) Team needs quality in the draft more and more so I can't see them using all their picks next year. Will trade up.
5) Winning a Super Bowl will make many FAs want to stay but a few will cash in...Moss? Probably not. He will likely stay unless he doesn't like the offense.
Baalke and Harbaugh have created a team atmosphere that can be self sustaining...players want to play here, stay here. They understand that the team has to fit everyone under the cap and they are bringing in guys who have the character to appreciate that fact. I have been listening to all the camp interviews this week--catching up after a vacation--and really like what I'm hearing from vets and rookies. These guys are mature and really down to earth. That is not an accident. Compare that to the Jets, where the coach is the biggest loose cannon in the NFL...players feel that gives them the right to mouth off as well. Very disrespectful atmosphere back east.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Our team doesn't seem to have any immediate holes to fill in the next year or two. I wouldn't mind using a play out of the Patriots playbook and trade our 1st rounders the next couple of years or high draft 1sts for multiple seconds....I think thats how you rebuild in this era.
Originally posted by Gore_21:
If Goldson is back, we re-sign RJF/Sopoaga for starting NT, Boone works out, and the WRs do well I would have no problem trading back out of the 1st for say a 1st next year and an extra 2nd and/or 3rd. I think if our only problem is potentially a future center (if they don't think Kilgore is the future) then we could trade back and get one in the 2nd. If Goldson isn't back I see no reason to trade down unless they think Spillman is the answer. I would take a FS in round 1. Otherwise, I think we could target WR again if nobody steps up. Side note, I think we want Walker back since he is so versatile. If he isn't I don't think we spend a 1st on a backup TE. Especially if the WRs finally step up.