Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
What has Atlanta done since they got Juilio - ZIP!
I can be wrong BUT every team that gave away the farm for one player never won the Super Bowl.
The Vikings giving up the farm for Hershall Walker, Saints for OVERPAYING for Riki Williams come to mind.
BTW, Detroit hasn't won anything w/Calvin either. Buffalo hasn't won their division after paying a fortune for Mario.
The best team wins it all. We need more than one guy. We also need a top tier CS, S and WR.
With all the picks we have I believe we'll get at least 2 of the 3.
This. I'm never a fan of giving up the farm for a single player. Atlanta traded a bunch of picks for Julio Jones, they haven't won squat, now they are a year away from having to give him a HUGE deal, all while their defense has more holes than swiss cheese and their offensive line is falling apart.
49ers are going to have to consistently replace players all over the place, even guys people might not be thinking of, I'm much more in favor of moving up a bit if there's a guy you REALLY like, kind of what happened with Reid last season, they gave up an extra 3rd to get a guy who will be their long-term starting free safety...sounds good to me. Otherwise trade down, acquire picks in additional years, keep stocking talent, have competition at every position and continue to stack depth.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM ]