Originally posted by BigMar:
If Baas has a very good season, and i think he is primed to do so, there will be multiple teams bidding for his service. The 9ers dont have another, young 335 lb bruiser on the roster at guard other than Chilo.
I think the 9ers are asking for trouble upon waiting to extend Baas contract.
By the way.... anyone hear or read any news on Cody Wallace. He is one player that is quiet as a mouse. I hope he bulked up in the off-season at least?
Good points, I agree that the 9ers should make an effort to sign Baas soon. He may not be the greatest lineman, but for the sake of continuity if would be a good idea to extend him for another 5 years or so.
I believe Eric Heitmann recently got an extension, so we're set at center...unless we don't re-sign Baas. Then it becomes a crapshoot. Maybe Heitmann moves over to guard and Wallace takes over at center? There has been no mention of Wallace so far in any reporting on mini-camps or OTA's that I'm aware of. I think he's probably a solid back-up, but starter? You just never know about offensive linemen...it takes some longer to mature.
Final assessment: sign Baas to an extension, draft a right tackle in 2010, and let's go with Staley, Baas, Heitmann, Rachal, and whomever for the next 10 years or so.