Originally posted by AB81Rules:These workout clauses are common, maybe not when Eddie D was running the team, but all 32 teams do this. It helps the team in case a player becomes lazy, I.E. Brown, he should of known to show up for workouts. Not this blaming everyone but himself. He is what, 29? I'm 29, and know better to read all documents signed. If you can't read your contract, and realize you may lose money, then that's Brown's fault. He isn't a rookie. This was his 2nd contract.
On to the player, not worth the money on a 3-4 year deal. I have no ill feelings toward Brown, I think he played good for us, not great. We haven't had a great CB since Deion Sanders IMO. The best we have had might of been, and I may get slammed, Walt Harris. Dude was awesome for the few years he was here. Anyway, the money he wanted, wasn't happening. He probably thought he should be paid $4-5M a year, like other CBs are getting. Just hope Culliver signs a reasonable deal soon.
I hope we draft some good CB's this year. We need it for the post season. In my opinion, Eric Davis, Tim McKire, Don Griffen, were top of the line DB's for us. Yes, we have the hall of famers in Lot and Deion and our Super Bowl secondary in Wright and Williamson, and Hanks - but I think Eric Davis and Tim McKire were up there with Lott and Wright as Cornerback duo's in our 49er history.
As for Brown, I pretty much agree with your comment. He's a good CB, but we knew he was not going to stay with us when he was difficult to sign prior to the playoffs last year, and so we got Brock and I think he'll even be better than Brown. I hope Culliver recovers 100% and I really am hoping we have a great CB draft as well as getting a top of the line WR.