Originally posted by 4ML:
He'd be the best WR on our roster...and these guys are extremely confident in their abilities. Unless the coaching staff tells them that there is little chance for them to crack the starting line-up - they believe in themselves. I doubt DeSean thinks that Boldin is better than him or even Crabtree who I love btw. I doubt he feels that those guys will keep him off the field.
My point is very simple - the position we are in - we needed to be bold. Seattle did that. Ravens did that. Pats and Denver did that this off-season. And it's not like his deal would have put us in a cap hell. That is the whole of being in a good cap situation - so you can take advantage of such moments. You don't find these kind of guys in FA every season at this price-tag. We missed out - and since, we made the last ditch effort - it's kind of obvious. Nothing wrong with pointing it out. Baalke has been as good as you can be in this business - but everyone makes a mistake and IMO not going hard after him was a mistake.
of course he is confident in himself, all of these athletes are. if i'm him i'm looking at it objectively, its not about whether he thinks he is better than boldin or crabtree. its looking at a team who runs it a lot and has established weapons already in place. its not about who starts, its about snaps and stats. he wouldnt sniff 1000 yards on sf and he knows that. as far as having to make a bold move, thats an opinion. didnt see a bold ravens move when they won the title, nor from the packers, or the steelers, or the colts or the saints when they won. they had good teams who got close, maintained what they had and eventually broke through.