Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Originally posted by CWin4949:Absolutely our last chance with the current group.
Though they have a couple years left (of good production) players like Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin are players that are getting long in the tooth and as each season passes they are all candidates to age over night and not be at their top rated playing levels.
Whether we lose both Crabtree and Iupati remains to be seen, but at time when both have developed into solid assets to the team, if both are lost and any combination of the fore mentioned players, the roster landscape changes drastically, throw in the fact that at some point this coaching staff is going to go through changes, it puts a new level of importance for the current team to achieve what they haven't been able to do the past three years.
I'm not saying that everything is going to fall apart after this season, but I do think this is the last season we will see all these players at the level they can attain a championship and also the coaching staff unchanged.
There's too much talent for this roster to go through a true rebuilding year, but with the loss of some of the leaders on the current roster, I do think we might *suffer* through a 9-7, or even 8-8 period.
We need to get the job done this season, just like Vernon Davis has already stated....
You named 4 guys on a 53-man roster, several of whom are likely to remain after this season (Ray McDonald is 29).
By your logic, every season is the last season with the current group. That's still way below average turnover for an NFL roster. Most of our core guys are young or in their prime and will remain for the foreseeable future: Kap, Aldon, Crab, Bowman, Willis, Vernon, Anthony Davis, Boone, Reid, Brock, etc.
The importance of this draft for the immediate future is vastly overstated. The Seahawks got almost no immediate production from their 2013 draft and still won the Super Bowl. The real importance of this draft is keeping us competitive for years to come.
What did they get from their FA signings??
I know our FA additions this year are much less than what Seattle added last year.
Foreseeable future....??? Lol, not very solid when you're talking about an All Pro LB. That just got his knee shredded and no one even knows what level he will return to, a WR that unless is franchised, is most likely gone, a franchise pass rusher who is one mental mishap from being off the team and though a stud player, a S that has shown an ability to attract concussions....
Yes, a very stable future indeed, by this logic, why worry about anything at all???
I didn't say last chance ever, I said with this group of talent that will undoubtedly be much different next season than what it has the past three seasons....