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Donte Whitner aka Hitner

how much is it to franchise him..? trying to think of a safety who was franchised and only one is jarius bird I can think of..
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Originally posted by jersey49er:
how much is it to franchise him..? trying to think of a safety who was franchised and only one is jarius bird I can think of..

7 or 8 mill maybe more now that players like Goldson got paid last spring. not worth it -- we could lock him up long term for far less per year.
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by jersey49er:
how much is it to franchise him..? trying to think of a safety who was franchised and only one is jarius bird I can think of..

7 or 8 mill maybe more now that players like Goldson got paid last spring. not worth it -- we could lock him up long term for far less per year.
I completely forgot goldson was franchised by us before he signed with tampa..whtner is 28 how long of a deal would you give him..id offer no more than 3
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Does he get a new contract at the end of the year? Can we afford it?

I think it solely depends on how much he wants. We can rest assured thw FO is exploring his contract. I doubt he gets one. He seems like Sopo/RJF all over again.

I don't think it's the same. Whitner is a Pro-Bowl caliber player. Soap and RJF aren't even close. I hope we can resign him, but I'm not sure if we'd be able to afford him.
He's playing at a high level. Maybe because of Reid and not Goldson?

In any event, it will probably come down to $$$ like everything else in life.
wrecking ball
Great great game yesterday. Gotta give credit where credit is due! His play recognition playing down hill is getting better and better each week.
My friend pointed this out. Whitner's improved play may be partially due to Eric Reid complimenting him better than Dashon Goldson did. Whitner and Goldson were too similar of players. Eric Reid has been excellent in coverage and probably listens to everything Whitner tells him, and so maybe that is one reason why Whitner is having a better year, because he has that guy that compliments him perfectly. Also being his contract year helps a lot.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
wrecking ball

Originally posted by NCommand:
Great great game yesterday. Gotta give credit where credit is due! His play recognition playing down hill is getting better and better each week.

Indeed! What a pleasant surprise!! As Kellen Clemon said, "if they [the 49ers] have a weak link on defense, please let me know". Many of us thought it'd be Witner, a rookie safety in Eric Reid, or just our secondary in general, but that hasn't been the case and I love it!

Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
My friend pointed this out. Whitner's improved play may be partially due to Eric Reid complimenting him better than Dashon Goldson did. Whitner and Goldson were too similar of players. Eric Reid has been excellent in coverage and probably listens to everything Whitner tells him, and so maybe that is one reason why Whitner is having a better year, because he has that guy that compliments him perfectly. Also being his contract year helps a lot.

Another poster mentioned that as well; I agree. The chemistry is real, people!
[ Edited by Imfasterthanur on Dec 2, 2013 at 8:53 AM ]
Are we getting to the point where they may have to figure out some way to keep Whitner? When you really think about it, this has probably been the best year for the secondary during the Baalke/Harbaugh era. This is with injuries, lots of roster movement, a rookie at FS, backups getting significant playing time, and we are without our best CB (arguably) Chris Culliver.

Count me on board for actually trying to bring Donte Whitner back. If we did somehow extend him, that means we don't have to draft another safety so high (which means we can at least wait until the 3rd before we look at that position), and that would allow us to go after receivers, corners, and possibly a top tier guard.
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
My friend pointed this out. Whitner's improved play may be partially due to Eric Reid complimenting him better than Dashon Goldson did. Whitner and Goldson were too similar of players. Eric Reid has been excellent in coverage and probably listens to everything Whitner tells him, and so maybe that is one reason why Whitner is having a better year, because he has that guy that compliments him perfectly. Also being his contract year helps a lot.

i think its more than partially. sure whitner could have just gotten better in the offseason, but its night and day from last season (especially the playoffs). its pretty apparent reid has quite a bit to do with it.
After reading how Whitner worked all off season with Donatell on his coverage skills I'm gonna give him his due. Hes playing his best football. Not sure what the going rate is fot SS's, but he needs to be resigned
He needs to knock some fools out this weekend! I know the Seattle defense will be looking to take shots at Davis to take him out of the game. Every time we play Seattle he seems to get taken out of the game. I expect the same this weekend and for Whitner to kindly return the favor! LETS GO NINERS!
Re-sign him to no more than 3 years. He's playing great this year and has been a top 5 safety but I would hate to see him regress back to what he was last season.
[ Edited by xela510 on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM ]