Originally posted by NYCNINER:I think this past yr the philosophy was that we did not have any real needs & that we were back-filling the roster... which was a mistake! Perhaps going forward it should be to start drafting real back-ups for players like Justin smith etc in case they get hurt!!!!
How was this a mistake? We drafted 2 OLBs for depth, Haralson and Rookie (Fleming) out for season the other made it up onto the roster (Johnson). We have another rookie taking over for our backup RB cause of season ending injury. And now a 3rd rookie (Jenkins) will be getting a lot of playing time for 2 WRs out with season ending injuries (Williams and Manningham). Looks like Baalke knew where to focus our draft for depth in case of major injuries.
Edit: on top of that, having Dobbs injured took away Smith's backup. And why would Baalke think Justin wouldn't last at least 1 more year considering he'd started 185 straight games. Probably thought it was the least of his worries. But I can guarantee, Baalke being a bright guy won't be caught off guard by that again.
[ Edited by Travisty13 on Jan 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM ]