Originally posted by 4ML:lol...he'd be as good as Crabtree or better had he signed with us. Doubt there was going to be a reduced role.
It hard for me to understand because there is a small window to win the SB and we needed to be aggressive. Philly stupidly let go of a Pro-Bowl WR and we failed to capitalize on their mistake.
This was our opportunity to strike big. Let Seattle know we're coming for them. We could have put a little fear in them. We missed that chance. I don't get why it's so hard for some of you to not understand that.
There's absolutely no way that DJax would come here and start over Crabtree. If you really think that our FO would let some guy off the street just walk in and get the nod over one of our core players (i.e. Crabs or Boldin), then you don't understand football (locker room dynamics, specifically).
Two, we simply do not have the cap space to get into a bidding war with, well, anyone. Which lined up with reports that Baalke was interested ONLY if DJax was willing to take a substantial pay cut. We didn't "miss" anything here. This isn't Madden where you can sign and release players based on some imaginary overall rating.
The odds that DJax was coming here were extremely slim to begin with. He had had a choice between winning games and getting paid. He chose to get paid. 99% of players in his situation would do the same.
Get over it.
[ Edited by baltien on Apr 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM ]