Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:Originally posted by Norwalks_Best:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by Spoonerism:
This is a good move. Nate will help a lot on run support and blitz packages. The 49ers are attempting to put Peyton Manning on his a$$. Not to mention blanket Dallas Clark.
this. Some just have no idea how important that slot area is foe Manning.
You guys are missing the point in this issue. After all, the Broncos, Raiders, and Jets don't bench Champ Bailey, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Darrelle Revis because of matchup issues. The best cornerbacks play on a no-matter-what basis. Clements will still see the field against the Colts' multi-receiver sets, but he's now a very expensive reserve.
Dude, Clements no longer belongs on that list.
Clements is more 5-10 CB rather than top 5. He's getting a little older in age and he's a big CB -- he never was a burner.
People are way overreacting to this one-time move. He's not a reserve. He'll be playing quite a bit. It's not as if he's only going to be coming in on dime packages.
Don't matter the issue is he is being paid alot to be a self claimed shutdown corner? Look at his website?
McClueless needs to be fired as well, The 49ers will have to determine whether his play over the final half of the season warrants that kind of financial commitment. (If the 49ers parted ways with him, he'd count $5 million against he cap, so next year would be the first time they could save cap space by releasing him.)