Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Originally posted by mayo63:
Man, we only have 3 OT on the team.
Pray. Just pray neither of them get hurt and miss time or the season is over - or worse that they BOTH need to be out at the same time.
Again - epic FAIL by the GM in this area.
Not really following your logic here. You think Boone should have made the squad, or you want them to sign someone else. My guess is that after Marvel retired unexpectedly they want to pick someone else up after today.
The only thing to worry about (given that Sims can backup both spots) is if both Snyder and Staley got injured in the same game.
What's the fail exactly?
I never expected projects to make the team (Boone, et al). Sorry but when a player says to me that he's coming off of multiple back surgeries and he had never been cleared to play a full practice since May, maybe it's me but I'm still considering my options - realistically - I'm bringing in a lot of OTs because I know Sims is a waste.
What's just unrealistic is expecting Sims to "back-up" at both positions. The reason why we cut Jennings was because he couldn't get on the field. We now keep Sims because he's ineffective against 2nd stringers? The result is the same. No real back-up at OT.
If anything the situation is exacerbated because our true swing man Snyder is now a starter with no effective back-up. Sims in a game is dangerous. And we don't even have to lose both players at the same time - we can lose both for a few plays - which isn't that improbable - we just have Simms.
I have been calling loudly over the past 5 - 6 years for the 49ers to invest real resources into starting-caliber (not projects, not recently injured cast-offs), starting caliber OL - especially at OT.
We are not even better than we were last season at the position and when it's all said and done, personnel decisions and the result thereof is on the GM.