Originally posted by jrg:Honestly, I never thought he was THAT good with us. He was a product of the system that fit well w/ what we were doing. He would have performed well with us based off our scheme/personnel, but that is about it.
See Aubrayo Franklin?
Notice how Glen Dorsey is a legit DT now?
You look at some of the higher profile departures from the 49ers in the last couple of years and their performances with their new teams:
Josh Morgan - WR: Went to the Redskins, and bottomed out on the depth chart - even got accused of quitting on the team.
Isaac Sopoaga - NT: Signed to the Eagles, started a couple of games, and got traded to the Patriots. Will be released.
Ricky Jean-Francois - NT/DE: Decent in run support, but basically made the same salary as JUSTIN SMITH in 2013. He will have to restructure/get released within the next year or two.
Dashon Goldson - S: Made the big bucks in TB, but certainly did not earn his salary. $8M for mid-level safety is not a wise investment.
History has a tendency to repeat itself. Don't be surprised if Brown and Whitner get similar offers.