Originally posted by tjd808185:
Jerry didn't sign a lifetime contract with the 49ers.
He doesn't owe you, Mike Singletary, or any current 49er anything.
I don't see Bulls fans crying like babies because Jordan is a partial owner of another team. Get over yourself. We casted Rice aside at the 1st sign of him breaking down. Even with the crappiest receiving core in the league (Lloyd, Battle) we still didn't make a play for Rice and instead signed Johnie Morton as the veteran presence.
Don't give me this he owes us cr*p. Our franchise obviously didn't think they owed Rice anything at the end of his career.
This is a business decision. When the best receiver in the game calls you and asks for help you gladly put that on your resume.
And this is why we have been under .500 for the last 6 or so years.
There is no expectation of our greats.
Instead of our greats going to other places to mentor other players, I thnk that we SHOULD expect them to at least offer their services.
I have A LOT of respect for them. But at least Ronnie and Plummer are DIE HARD 9ers. They contribute in their own way and that's what I expect from long time players that want to have a life in te NFL after their playing days come to an end.
Will I hate Rice for this? Hell no. The man put some mileage on the field for us and he did it for the most part in a very classy way. But come on man he should be with us not the freakin Cardinals. Even if it is with a guy that wants to take his game to the next level.
I understand that it's the offseason but you needn't reply in an antagonistic fashion, like I am some fresh off tha boat noob who has never even seen a 9er game.
All you had to say is that you don't see it the same way I do. Notice there are others who feel the same way I do. Some do not. That's why America is the greatest. Because we have the right to espouse our opinions regardless of what others say.
Rice will ALWAYS be GOAT, but I think that he could at least have made the offer given that he DOES live in Cali not Arizona.
P.S. Note that Plummer did not start out as a 9er. So why shouldn't we expect similar of the rest of our greats. I feel the way you do where Montana is concerned but he isn't going out and mentoring QBs' in the league.
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Jul 10, 2009 at 16:42:44 ]