Originally posted by 9erReign:Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by GEEK:
It doesn't just stop at Nolan. McCloughan has stated that he won't break the bank for guards on the market.
When we let Smiley go, we had Larry Allen at the LG position, and David Baas in the wings for the RG position. The move made sense to play the 2nd round prospect over resigning Smiley, but we are paying for it now.
I'd say Baas has a 30% chance of resigning with the 49ers this offseason, and we'll have Wragge, Snyder, or a draft pick compete for the LG spot in 2010.
So far Baas has shown NOTHING that would justify resigning him for much more than the minimum. He is slow, has poor footwork, rarely gets downfield on running plays. He just isn't a very good player. It seems the 49ers are giving him every opportunity to play himself into shape after missing a lot of camp.
However, to go back to the decision, we can clearly see now that the 49ers were wrong in their assessment. We can see that Baas does not have the talent to justifiy his high selection. He is the same player now he was two years ago.
Nolan didn't complain about Smiley as much as he just said he wanted bigger players on the OL. Well, how's that working out?
Truth is, the 49ers tossed aside a #2 draft pick because he wasn't big enough. Bill Parcells knew better and grabbed him right away. I think I'll go with Parcells assessment right now if that is OK with everyone here.
LOL. Complaining about not signing Smiley for big time money right after Gore just ran for over 200 yards and 2 TD's is pretty damn funny.
Gore would not have had this performance if it was against the Cards or Vikings. The Seahawks D was pretty banged up, missing Mebane, Hill, and Trufant.
Baas did an okay job against the Seahawks, but he's just not a starting OG in this league.