Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Wasted roster spot....based on what? HOLY s**t, after 2 incredibly successful seasons, people still have an OCD need to nit-pick everything the coaching staff does. If Harbaugh thinks Marecic can be a valuable addition, that's good enough for me. Harbaugh could have brought a lot of former Stanford players on board, the fact that he went after this guy, and made a point of stating that the 49ers had really wanted him after he was drafted by the Browns is good enough for me. If Harbaugh thinks Marecic has a role on this team, I'm down with it.
I tend to agree with you, but we are literally stacked at the RB/FB position for at least the next 5 years barring a rash of injury, before Marecic. This late into the process when is the earliest he can contribute on game day? I trust Harbaugh and Baalke in pretty much everything, but I can still not be a fan of signing a guy at a position where there is probably the least amount of need, both present and future imo, than any other position on the roster.