Originally posted by BrodieWins:
I believe we are making several mistakes.....
1. Cutting Sheets...his speed would kill in the 2nd half after a brusing 1st half. No other back on the team has his speed. Landry was asked after our 1st NFC title game with Walsh against his Cowboys...what enabled the 49ers to beat the Cowboys? Landry answered: " Their team speed, we couldn't keep up all 4 quarters. " Kory is a home run hitter anytime he has the ball....
2. Keeping Sims....this can't be good news...he should have been cut. We need some help at OT.
3. Keeping "1 year left vets" who won't be there when this team develops into a real contender (when Nate Davis or other steps in to lead the offense): Like Ulbrich, Rossum, Sims, Roman: Walsh would have not left these on the team. He always brought in Vets that had a minimum of a two year horizon like Hacksaw Reynolds, Fred Dean, Wendell Tyler and then cut them early....no hangers on!
4. Getting a big FA Pass Rusher....That plus a full year of Harylson would have two double digit sack leaders on the team
5. Not trading Alex Smith...he will always carry bag with the fans of this team...He needs a fresh start. We should have kept Huard to assist as #2 and the development of Nate Davis. Now we don't have an experienced mentor at all.
Im gonna disagree withthat bolded staement. Walsh would have kept all except for Sims who still may be cut if we sign a RT.
Ulbrich is on the team right now because he has carved himself a niche in special teams and when he is on the field he is like another coach.Ulbrich teaches the young guy how to act like a pro.
Rossum is our most dangerous kick returner. I haven't seen any kind of ability by Spurlock thats close to Rossums home run threat.
Roman. I said this in another thread. I hate this guy! We couldn't cut him because of Lewis' concussions and we needed some kind of veteran leadership at Safety .Not thrilled about his ability. Walsh would have kept him for the same reason. He had to due to an injury.